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Chemical Engineering Major, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #24 (WUR) Evanston, IL, United States
The Chemical Engineering Major of Northwestern University is a unique major that exists at the intersection of science and engineering. Building on a foundation of chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics, the program expands student expertise to thermodynamics, transport processes, and chemical kinetics.
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Overview

The Chemical Engineering Major program of Northwestern University aims to develop graduates who can plan, design, and operate new processes, who can contribute to the development of new chemical products, and who have potential for managerial responsibility in highly technical industrial enterprises.

Our curriculum provides students with the core chemical engineering fundamentals, while offering the option to select one of these six areas of specialization:

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical process engineering
  • Design
  • Environmental engineering and sustainability
  • Nanotechnology and molecular engineering
  • Polymer science and engineering

Career paths

Graduates of the chemical engineering major pursue careers in a multitude of industries, including the pharmaceutical, food, chemical, petroleum, information technology, and consulting industries. Many students seek advanced degrees in science and engineering, law, medicine, or business, enrolling in top programs nationwide.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering analysis and computer proficiency
  • Basic sciences
  • Design and communications
  • Basic engineering
  • Social sciences/humanities

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application*
  • Official secondary school transcript and school report
  • Counselor recommendation
  • At least one teacher recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores†
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores‡ (ONLY required for international applicants whose first language is not English or whose schooling has not been in English)
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $75 or application fee waiver
  • Early Decision Agreement (ONLY Early Decision applicants)
  • Midyear transcript
  • Music audition (ONLY School of Music applicants)
  • Required for homeschooled applicants ONLY: 3 SAT subject tests 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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