Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Chemical Engineering at Uskudar University: $4,500/year (Scholarship Available)
What is Chemical Engineering?
Chemical Engineering is a multidisciplinary engineering field that aims to convert raw materials and chemicals into useful and valuable products. Therefore, it is a multidisciplinary engineering field based on the basic principles and approaches of life and engineering sciences as well as basic sciences such as mathematics, physics, and chemistry.
Chemical Engineering and Process Engineering
Chemical engineers usually hold a diploma in "Chemical Engineering" or "Process Engineering". Chemical engineers with professional certificates can become members of professional organizations. Institutions to which chemical engineers can be members include institutions such as the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Chemical Engineering is Redefined Through Developments
The definition of Chemical Engineering is defined periodically in different ways with the developments in the world. AIChE (American Chemical Engineering Institute) defined the chemical engineering profession in the 1950s as, “It deals with the application and development of production processes involving physical and chemical changes of substances. The task of the chemical engineer consists of the project design, construction, and operation of the devices, which include physical and chemical changes.”
Work Opportunities for Chemical Engineering Graduates
The job opportunities of chemical engineers are very diverse. Chemical engineers can work in production, planning, marketing and research and development departments in any industry that includes chemical processes and facilities.
A graduate could find a job in petrochemical, refinery, chemical or a drug company that utilizes chemical engineers traditionally. In addition, chemical engineers are hired by energy, cement, paint, plastic, biotechnology, agriculture, metal, paper and pulp, food, textile industries. They can work in both government agencies and the private sector. In addition to these, graduates can follow an academic career with various research supports both in Turkey and abroad.