Prospective Undergraduate Students

81% of Our Students Have a 3.0 GPA or Higher
40% of Our Students are Women
Purdue ChE AiCHE Outstanding Student Chapter for 7 Consecutive Years
$82k Average Starting Salary of Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Graduates (Purdue Center for Career Opportunities)

Welcome to Purdue Chemical Engineering

Davidson School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University is committed to preparing chemical engineers to solve real-world problems. We are at the forefront of field-defining research that is regarded worldwide for its impact and significance. Our distinguished and diverse faculty include six elected members of the National Academy Engineering and a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Purdue Chemical Engineers solve big problems at the nano level, and strive to make, and do, everything better.

What is Chemical Engineering?

Did you know that Chemical Engineering is among the broadest of all the degree programs on campus?

Graduates from the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering can work as engineers, scientists, managers, financiers, doctors, educators, lawyers and government officials. To be effective in these different environments, chemical engineers must have well-developed problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills in addition to their technical skills. While the chemist studies basic chemical reactions, the chemical engineer applies the results of chemical research to transform laboratory processes info efficient, full-scale processes or facilities.

With their strong problem-solving skills and fundamental background in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, chemical engineers can seize opportunities to translate industrial problems into competitive advantages.

The BSChE degree prepares you for a wide range of jobs in chemical engineering. Graduates design, develop and work in a wide range of areas including biochemical, biomolecular, catalysis and reaction, fluid mechanics, interfacial phenomena, separations, nanoscale science, polymers, product and process systems, thermodynamics and molecular engineering.

Purdue engineers have an interest in changing the world, making an impact in their communities, and doing meaningful work. Strong leadership characteristics, ingenuity, adaptability, critical thinking, problem solving skills, and technical proficiency are among the main competencies that our students gain. Purdue engineering is dedicated to helping students attain the skills and attributes needed to succeed in this rapidly-changing global economy.

ChE Undergraduate Office


Forney Hall, Room G041
480 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765) 494-5650


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Future Engineers.