Why Chemical Engineering?
- Chemical engineers build a bridge between science and manufacturing, applying the principles of chemistry and engineering to solve problems involving the production or use of chemicals.
- They design equipment and develop processes for large-scale chemical manufacturing, plan and test methods of manufacturing products and treating byproducts, and supervise production.
- Chemical engineers also work in a variety of manufacturing industries other than chemical manufacturing, such as those producing electronics, photographic equipment, clothing, and pulp and paper.
- They also work in the healthcare, biotechnology, and business services industries
What Chemical Engineers Do?
Chemical engineers are responsible for turning raw materials into useful products that serve our basic needs. It’s a broad field with
influence in the fashion industry, food & beverage, energy sector, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, and more. Chemical Engineers manage
the processes that make products for all these sectors. They’re also responsible for the discovery of new products, preservation of
health and safety standards, and the protection of the environment.
The Career Path of a Chemical Engineer
To become a chemical engineer, you will need to obtain a 4-year full-time Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. Once you
complete your degree, you have a wide range of career choices open to you. These include becoming a Nuclear Engineer, Petroleum
Engineer, Product/Process Development Scientist, Project Engineer, Design Engineer, Operations Engineer, Product Engineer, Quality
Control Engineer or a Sales And Marketing Engineer.
Getting A Bachelor’s Degree In Chemical Engineering
When you enroll in a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering at UOBD you’ll be aiming to complete 140 credit hours.
You will develop a solid technical background that uses critical thinking, analytics, and problem-solving skills. You will be empowered
with the ability to succeed as an engineering professional that adds value to a variety of engineering roles. And you will be prepared
for success in your pursuit of expert certification or graduate studies.
Chemical Engineering Job Prospects And Salaries
According to payscale.com, Chemical Engineers can earn an average of AED 104,000 a year in the early stages of their career.
In the Gulf Region, Chemical Engineers find opportunities in companies that work in agriculture, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals,
oil & gas, water treatment, waste treatment, and more. They are prepared for job roles like Plant Manager, R&D Manager and
Project Manager. Chemical Engineers have the ability to manage change, lead teams, and coordinate manufacturing.