Chemical Engineering, B.Sc. | Northwestern University | Evanston, United States
48 months
62391 USD/year
62391 USD/year
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The Chemical Engineering program at 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.


Preparation for careers in the field requires a comprehension of physical, chemical, biological, and engineering principles. The Chemical Engineering curriculum provides broad fundamental training and prepares graduates for the chemical and process industries or for advanced study.

The Chemical Engineering program at 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.

Areas of Specialization

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.

Programme Structure

Core Courses 

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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 (OPTIONAL for 2020-22 cycle)
  • Official proof of English language proficiency‡ (ONLY for applicants whose first/primary language is not English or whose secondary schooling has not been in English)

Tuition Fee

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    62391 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 62391 USD per year during 48 months.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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