Career Snapshot Where Do They Work? Who Recruits or Hires KU Chemical & Petroleum Majors? • Biotechnology • Consulting firms • Environmental companies • Healthcare • Manufacturing companies • Petroleum industry • Pharmaceutical firms
What Are They Paid? Bachelor’s degree candidates national average starting salary range:
Chemical Engineering: $67,788 - $72,500 Petroleum Engineering: $70,818 - $70,818
Bayer Black & Veatch Burns & McDonnell Chesapeake Energy Corporation Chevron Phillips Colgate-Palmolive ConocoPhillips Continental Resources Exxon Mobil Corporation Halliburton Company Honda R&D Americas, Inc. Honeywell Hospira, a Pfizer Company Koch Industries Schlumberger Slawson Companies SunEdison Semiconductor
CHEMICAL & PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
*Salaries from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
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CHEMICAL AND PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
Overview Creating safer, more environmentally friendly plastics. Enhancing oil recovery techniques. Improving methods for drug delivery. Whatever your passion, a diverse array of options are available to students pursuing a degree in this field, including wideranging opportunities in the bioengineering and biomedical fields. KU is the only institution in Kansas that offers a degree in petroleum engineering. ➙See more: cpe.engr.ku.edu.
MAJORS OFFERED Chemical Engineering Petroleum Engineering Chemical Engineering Concentrations: Biomedical Environmental Material Science Pre-medical Petroleum
KU’s nationally recognized, student-run Feedstock to Tailpipe Initiative converts materials such as used cooking oil or the algae from wastewater treatment plants into a fuel source.
From unlocking the genetic code of a virus to improve disease treatment, to developing methods to help premature babies breathe easier, chemical engineering offers broad applications in the medical and bioengineering fields.
The new Earth, Energy and Environment Center is a multidisciplinary facility that will house faculty, staff, and students from multiple fields, including chemical and petroleum engineering. It will be home to KU’s Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. Engineers will work alongside geologists, astronomers, physicists, and researchers from other disciplines to develop improved methods in energy production and efficiency, and to address ongoing and emerging issues in oil and gas exploration, water quality and availability, geothermal energy, and more.
Students in Distinguished Foundation Professor Mark Shiflett’s lab focus on green chemistry and green engineering, helping industry develop processes that use less energy and materials — with benefits to companies and the environment.
Published on Oct 19, 2017