Career Opportunities for Majors in Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical


Engineering is a profession in which knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences is applied to develop ways to use the materials and forces of nature economically for the benefit of humanity.

At Rutgers, four-year undergraduate curricula leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science are offered in the fields of applied sciences, bioenvironmental, biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical and computer, industrial, and mechanical engineering, and materials science & engineering. Numerous areas of concentration are available within these disciplines, such as aerospace, biochemical, environmental, and packaging engineering. The Dept. of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers offers degrees at the BS, MS and PhD levels.

In Chemical Engineering, students apply principles of physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, environmental engineering, and health and safety sciences to the analysis, development, design, and automatic control of processes in which matter is physically or chemically transformed, separated, and/or transported. A biochemical engineering option is available which focuses on biological processes that require the integration of biochemistry, microbiology, and applied immunotechnology with other basic sciences. Chemical and biochemical engineers also produce products such as chemicals, polymers and pharmaceuticals for society at large.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Anatomist Environmental Epidemiologist Petroleum Engineer
Biochemist Facilities Design Engineer Pharmacologist
Biophysicist Food Scientist/Technologist Physiologist
Botanist Geneticist Polymer Engineer
Brewery Processing Supervisor Histopathologist Process Engineer
Chemical Design Engineer Lawyer Public Health Microbiolgist
Chemical Equipment Sales Engineer Medical Doctor Research Engineer
Chemical Test Engineer Microbiologist Technical Director, Chemical Plant
Cytologist Nuclear Engineer

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Agricultural Organizations Engineering Firms Manufacturing Firms
Chemical Manufacturers Environmental Companies Nuclear Plants
Colleges/Universities Environmental Consulting Firms Petroleum Companies
Construction Firms Food Manufacturers Pharmaceutical Companies
Consulting Firms Food Products Companies Public Utilities
Consumer Products Firms Hospitals Research institutes
Electronics Manufacturers Insurance Companies Transportation Companies
Government Agencies
Agricultural Research Service Drug Enforcement Administration Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Army Materiel Command Environmental Protection Agency Patent & Trademark Office
Department of Agriculture Food and Drug Administration Tennessee Valley Authority
Department of Defense National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) U.S. Navy
Department of Energy National Institute of Standards & Technology

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical

Organization Job Title
Air Products & Chemical Co. CDP Engineer
Ebasco Chemical Engineer
L'Oreal Chemical Engineer
BASF Corp. Engineer
Exxon Research Engineer
Merck & Co. Manuf. Dev. Program Analyst
U.S. Navy Nuclear Engineer
Johnson & Johnson Product Development Engineer
Merck & Company, Inc. Production Engineer
Merck Research Laboratories Project Engineer
CPC Int'l. Process Process Development Engineer
Geo-Centers Scientist I
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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical

Darby & Darby (JD) Attorney
Ebasco Services Inc. Chemical Engineer
Schering Plough Corp. Chemical Engineer
Mobil Corp. Development Engineer
Commercial Devel., Henkel Adhesives Director
Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems Division Manager
Hoffmann-La Roche (MBA) Environmental Health/Safety Leader
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, (MS Engineering Mngmt.) Inspector
PA Power & Light Co. Laboratory Test Engineer
Packaging, L'Oreal, USA (MBA) Manager
US Dept. of Energy Nuclear Engineer
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Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Drexel University PhD Nanotechnology
Johns Hopkins University PhD Biomedical Engr.
MIT PhD Chemical Engineering
Princeton University PhD Chemical Engineering
Rutgers University PhD Food Science
University of Virginia, Darden School MBA

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