500X330_ChemEng_IntroChemical engineers play an important part in the economy, with Texas, especially the area around Houston, being the No. 1 employer in the US. There is an abundance of chemical engineering positions for graduates with a growing job potential. Other employment opportunities lie in the food and agriculture, pharmaceutical, health and environmental sectors.

Join the chemical engineering program at UST and learn to apply the principles of chemistry, physics, and engineering to design chemical plant equipment and develop chemical processes for manufacturing a variety of products such as fuel, chemicals, drugs and food. 

UST’s Chemical Engineering degree will give you a strong foundation in general engineering and other STEM subjects as well as knowledge in specialized upper division classes, for example Transport Phenomena, Chemical Processes, Kinetics and Reactor Design.  Various electives will allow you to tailor the curriculum to your desired career goals. Enjoy an array of opportunities – from traditional classroom and laboratory settings, hands -on -research, design experiences and internship opportunities.

Join the chemical engineering program at UST and learn to apply the principles of chemistry, physics, and engineering to design chemical plant equipment and develop chemical processes for manufacturing a variety of products such as fuel, chemicals, drugs and food.

Degree Plan

Engineering Physics is a relatively new field in engineering. If you have a strong interest in both engineering and physics, this program prepares you to design, develop and apply new solutions in engineering, from research and development to education, medicine, law and business. The program culminates with Capstone Engineering Design classes in the 4th year, where you’ll work in a small group on one project from idea to design to realization.

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Join UST’s Electrical Engineering program to gain a strong foundation in general Engineering, Physics and other STEM subjects as well as knowledge in specialized upper division classes, such as electronics, microprocessors, control systems and robotics. Unique electives will allow you to tailor the curriculum to your desired career goals.

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Engineering has always been an in-demand field with a constant need for critical thinkers and problem solvers. In the mechanical engineering program you will learn the fundamentals of what it takes to be a great engineer.

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Women in Engineering Shine at UST
  • Over 30% of the students in UST’s physics and engineering program are women, remarkable among universities.
  • Half the UST physics and engineering faculty members are women, serving as strong role models for women in engineering careers.
  • Studying and working alongside other women helps you visualize your own success, making you more competitive as a woman in science.
 

50% of physics minors at the University of St. Thomas - Houston are women

Physics and engineering faculty members are women.