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Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the application of physical science (e.g. chemistry and physics), with mathematics, to the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms.

What Do Chemical Engineers Do?

• Make designs and invent new processes
• Construct instruments and facilities
• Plan and operate facilities.
• Devise ways to make products from raw materials
• Create ways to convert one material into another useful form
• Design processes to ensure the most economical operation

Where do Chemical Engineers work?

• AREVA and Cameco
• Pulp and paper companies
• Design and construction
• Chemical and Petrochemical Plants
• Pharmaceutical companies
• Engineering Consulting companies
• Food processing
• Petroleum and Natural Gas Production
• Healthcare

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Job Titles

• Licensing Supervisor
• Quality Supervisor
• Mill Manager
• Metallurgist

What characteristics do you need?

• Interest in chemistry, math and computers
• Communication skills

Average Hourly Wage from 2006 Survey of Wages – Saskatchewan Labour - $40.29/hour

Post-Secondary Institute

• University of Saskatchewan
o Degree Program
o Require: Grade 12 with a minimum of 78% average including Math B30, Math C30, Physics 30, 30-level English, Calculus 30, Chemistry 30
o Length: four-years

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Last Updated (Wednesday, 09 June 2010 15:06)