Turn new ideas into useful products for consumers and businesses! Use your knowledge of chemistry to solve manufacturing problems! Be the link between invention and mass production! You can join the thousands of successful UMass Lowell alumni who are working in industry, academia and research in the chemical engineering field. The Chemical Engineering Department boasts an accomplished faculty, a diverse range of programs and degrees and well-established ties to industrial and research institutions.
The department has many focus areas that reflect its strengths, such as biotechnology, bioprocessing, advanced engineered materials, nuclear engineering, paper engineering and process controls. Students may select a basic chemical engineering curriculum or a more specialized curriculum in biological, nanomaterials, nuclear or paper engineering, all of which stem from the basic program.