Chemical Engineering Program Highlights
Engineering is an essential driving force in Southwest Louisiana, where economic expansion, energy resources and technological advancements have led to a high demand for graduates with chemical engineering degrees. Through the Engineering Advisory Board and Lake Area Industry Alliance/McNeese Engineering Partnership, the Department of Civil, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering at McNeese focuses on providing hands-on training and real-world experiences that develop skills to help meet requirements for chemical engineering jobs in Lake Charles, Southeast Texas and across the country.
Impact the environment, economy, society and world
McNeese’s Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, with a concentration in chemical engineering, is interdisciplinary, combining scientific principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, life science and economics. You will learn how to use, produce, transform and transport chemical materials and energy while developing new and improved processes, components, systems and products that solve industrial and manufacturing problems safely and efficiently.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Degree Program: Engineering
Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)
Availability: In person
What Can You Do With a Chemical Engineering Major?
From process engineer to production engineer, you can successfully find a job at all levels of industry, business, government or private practice. You can also earn your master’s degree to continue your education in chemical engineering, focus on a specialized area of study or prepare for professional advancement.
Graduate Schools or Programs
- Master of Engineering – Chemical Engineering
Potential Job Titles or Employers
- Levingston Group
- Phillips 66
- ReCon Management
- Westlake Chemical
Model Chemical Plant
The only institution in the University of Louisiana system with a model chemical plant, McNeese trains chemical engineering majors, as well as industry professionals, on industrial-grade lab equipment, including a hands-on trainer, a glycol-water distillation unit, a confined space training tower, two power generators and a 30-foot climbing tower.
Senior Design Projects
Showcase your ideas and skills while working on an industry-sponsored project and presenting it to the McNeese community. Many students have been hired by local companies as a result of their senior design project.
These are just a few of the opportunities you have to get involved on campus as a chemical engineering major: McNeese Engineering Society, a student chapter of the Louisiana Engineering Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers
Programs Related to a Major in Chemical Engineering
Not sure if the chemical engineering program is right for you? Check out these other undergraduate degree programs at McNeese, and talk about your options with a recruiter.
Dr. Pankaj Chandra – Department Head