Chemical engineering involves the challenge of solving the problems concerned with making and using chemicals and biochemicals. It is based on a mixture of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics. Chemical engineering is responsible for the production of chemicals for use in our everyday lives including water and waste water treatment, oil refinement for petrol production and petrochemicals, generating electricity, producing our food and beverages, cosmetics and textiles: the list is endless!

What do Chemical Engineers do?

Chemical engineers strive to create and develop the best possible methods to manufacture useful products and services. They respond to society's growing demands for new innovative products and for improved use of our limited natural resources.

Chemical engineering graduates can work in -

The chemical and biopharmaceutical industries are among the fastest growing sectors in Ireland and there are ample exciting and rewarding career opportunities for graduates, both at home and abroad. As a chemical engineer, technologist or technician, you can anticipate a challenging, varied, interesting and well-paid position in any one of a variety of different fields.

Employers of Chemical Engineering graduates include -

  • Loreal
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Diageo
  • Eli Lilly
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Intel
  • PM
  • Pfizer