Chemical Engineering (Ph.D)
Maximize your opportunities in high-level or complex chemical engineering, or pave the way for a career in academia.
With a versatile and wide-ranging universe of chemical engineering applications, a doctorate degree offers the bearer many exciting choices. This graduate program empowers students with the unique and broad-based expertise and skills they need to solve today’s most pressing global challenges, or pursue a career at higher learning institutes or academic research.
- Program type:
- Doctoral Degree
- On-campus or online
- Est. time to complete:
- 4-5 years
- Credit hours:
Why Earn Your Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at UND?
From large-scale manufacturing to helping to design technologies, processes and plants, chemical engineering professionals have a huge impact on national infrastructure, food supplies and the economy. Those with the highest level of technical skills lead innovation in these and many other areas.
The UND chemical engineering doctoral program is focused on arming you with the advanced knowledge and experience you need to:
- Embark or further your research career in industry, government and academia.
- Use proven chemical engineering principles to develop energy and material resources for the benefit of society.
- Elevate your skills to include a very wide range of chemical engineering processes, applications and materials.
Establish mastery of fundamental topics in chemical engineering and apply them to vital research problems for practical outcomes.
Become a highly proficient researcher, with the skills needed to formulate, assess and effectively communicate a hypothesis to a technically literate audience.
Gain a high level of expertise in designing, conducting and managing an independent research project.
Become well-prepared for a chemical engineering career in industry, government or academia.
Participate in projects conducted in collaboration with the world-renowed Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC).
Median salary for an experienced chemical engineer, according to a recent workforce survey*
Employment growth expected in the field through 2026
Some of the top companies in the world have hired UND graduates. These include global leaders such as Marathon Oil, 3M, Cargill, Dow Chemical, Schlumberger, Intel, Energizer Battery, US Steel and many others. UND graduates can expect a range of opportunities in careers like:
- Senior scientist or researcher
- Project manager
- Process manager
- Production manager
- Senior chemical engineer
UND Chemical Engineering Alumni
Chemical Engineering alumni have gone on to work at such companies as:
- Marathon Oil
- Dow Chemical
- Energizer Battery
- US Steel
- Dakota Gasification Company, Inc.
- Boston Scientific Corporation
- Archer Daniels Midland Company