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Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University. We offer degrees at all levels, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy, and are internationally renowned for high-quality classroom-based education in conjunction with industrial work experience.

Our signature Cooperative Education program was one of the first in the country. Students in Chemical Engineering are placed at companies spanning the areas of consumer products, plastics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, alternative energy, and petrochemicals, and many more. Co-op experiences are available worldwide—from opportunities locally in the heart of Boston known for being a hub of high-tech, biotech and home to some of the best hospitals in the world—to international placements in countries such as Germany, Chile, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Singapore, China, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Costa Rica, Spain, India, Belgium, and Madagascar. Students have been placed at top companies such as Glaxosmithkline, CONTINUUS Pharmaceuticals, Kaleido Biosciences, Inc., and NBD Nanotechnologies.

Our undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc. ensuring that our program meets the quality standards established by the profession of Chemical Engineering. Our award-winning undergraduate student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is very active in many outreach programs, such as the ChemE Car competition. Our graduate program is very interdisciplinary and offers students opportunities to work with outstanding faculty to attain research experience and achieve their career goals in a variety of sub-fields of Chemical Engineering.

Engineering is an exciting field. Thank you for your interest in Northeastern and if you have questions, please contact us for more information.