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32 PhD Programs in Chemical Engineering

“PhD” is the abbreviation for the full name of the degree, which is Doctor of Philosophy. In many academic disciplines, the PhD serves as the highest qualification that can be conferred by a university. What is a PhD in Chemical Engineering? Chemical engineering is a scientific field that can include everything from physics and chemistry to biology. It is chiefly concerned with the pro… Read more

“PhD” is the abbreviation for the full name of the degree, which is Doctor of Philosophy. In many academic disciplines, the PhD serves as the highest qualification that can be conferred by a university.

What is a PhD in Chemical Engineering? Chemical engineering is a scientific field that can include everything from physics and chemistry to biology. It is chiefly concerned with the production, transformation, and transportation of chemicals, although it may also include proper use of materials and energy. Chemical engineers design the technology used in nearly every large-scale industrial plant in addition to small system pilot plants.

Like graduates of many so-called “hard” science fields, Doctors of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering tend to find careers in their discipline. As new industries continue to develop, chemical engineering has the potential to become even more in demand.

Tuition for a PhD program will be determined by the institution in question. Other financial concerns will depend on whether the PhD candidate needs to commute, move to a different area or is engaged in online courses. The internet can be a great resource for determining what choice fits your circumstances.

Graduates of a PhD in Chemical Engineering program typically find a wide variety of potential career options. Chemical engineering is used in many industries, including biochemical engineering, fuel cell creation, metallurgy, mineral processing, petroleum engineering, polymers, and process miniaturization. These industries typically present a technical challenge that can be quite fulfilling for the engineer. Chemical engineering is also featured in cutting-edge research fields such as biotechnology and nanotechnology. A PhD may also qualify you for a teaching position in postsecondary education.

A PhD program typically takes about four years of full-time classes to complete. Some institutions also offer part-time or distance learning options for students who cannot commit to full-time. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Vancouver, Canada

Chemical and Chemical & Biological engineers create and develop processes to change raw materials into the products that society depends on; food, chemicals, fuels, energy ... +

Chemical and Chemical & Biological engineers create and develop processes to change raw materials into the products that society depends on; food, chemicals, fuels, energy, metals, pharmaceuticals, paper, plastics, and personal care products. -
PhD
Full-time
4 - 6 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

The interdisciplinary postgraduate research program in Energy Technology in the School of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology provides long-term ... +

The interdisciplinary postgraduate research program in Energy Technology in the School of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology provides long-term support to our ongoing educational training and fast-developing research in technology in general. The Ph.D. program aims to instil in students the skills needed to identify research issues in Chemical Engineering, formulate an original research plan, and develop creative and innovative solutions that address the research issue. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Atlantic International University
Honolulu, USA

The Doctor of Chemical Engineering (D.Sc) helps students become independent researchers with the ability to apply chemical engineering principles as well as advanced analytica ... +

The Doctor of Chemical Engineering (D.Sc) helps students become independent researchers with the ability to apply chemical engineering principles as well as advanced analytical and experimental techniques to conduct original research. Chemical engineering principles include transport phenomena, chemical reaction engineering, thermodynamics, and applied mathematics, and transport phenomena. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Sep 2021
Online
 

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The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Washington, USA

The Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering is designed to prepare rising scholars and researchers to apply engineering principles to problems in medicine and biology; to understand a ... +

The Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering is designed to prepare rising scholars and researchers to apply engineering principles to problems in medicine and biology; to understand and model attributes of living systems and to synthesize biomedical systems and devices in order to produce original research. -
PhD
Full-time
4 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, USA

The biomedical and chemical engineering Ph.D. program provides you with the knowledge, training, and expertise to tackle important problems in the industry, academia, governme ... +

The biomedical and chemical engineering Ph.D. program provides you with the knowledge, training, and expertise to tackle important problems in the industry, academia, government, and health care. In the biomedical and chemical engineering Ph.D. program, you will complete a number of classes in your first two years of study, including foundational courses with other engineering doctorate students, discipline-specific courses within biomedical and chemical engineering, and elective courses you select with your research advisor. You will complete a research thesis project with your faculty advisor in their lab and may have the opportunity to complete a complementary industrial co-op or internship. You will graduate from the program as a highly skilled researcher who is well-positioned to be a leader in the next generation of engineers who will help tackle the challenging and complex problems facing our society. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)
Shanghai, China

Chemical Engineering and Technology is one of the first batches of national key discipline. The School of Chemical Engineering is the main supporting unit for the discipline o ... +

Chemical Engineering and Technology is one of the first batches of national key discipline. The School of Chemical Engineering is the main supporting unit for the discipline of chemical engineering and technology in ECUST. The school has the first batch of national doctoral and master's degree programs in chemical engineering and chemical technology. The current main scientific research directions include Chemical Reaction Engineering, Chemical Separation Engineering, Chemical Process Intensification, Chemical Thermodynamics, Oil and Gas Processing, Carbon-I Chemical Industry, Energy Chemical Engineering, Materials Chemical Engineering, Chemical Product Engineering, and Computer Molecular Simulation. -
Master PhD
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Chinese, English
Campus
 
North Dakota State University - Graduate School
Fargo, USA

The Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials offers graduate studies leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in polymers and coatings science. The departmental research br ... +

The Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials offers graduate studies leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in polymers and coatings science. The departmental research bridges between basic and applied research in the field of polymers and coatings. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 5 years
English
Aug 2021
15 Apr 2021
Campus
 
University of Pardubice
Pardubice, Czech Republic

This program focuses on the design, development, and optimization of inorganic technologies, as well as management of chemical operations, distribution, and application of che ... +

This program focuses on the design, development, and optimization of inorganic technologies, as well as management of chemical operations, distribution, and application of chemical products on the market. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Sep 2021
30 Apr 2021
Campus
 
UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

The Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering (Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering) provides students with a unique opportunity to demonstrate innovation in a wide range of chemi ... +

The Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering (Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering) provides students with a unique opportunity to demonstrate innovation in a wide range of chemical engineering research areas. The Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering degree is awarded to candidates who successfully complete a program of advanced courses, qualification and research requirements, and dissertation defense. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
China University of Petroleum
Beijing, China

Through Chemical Engineering and Technology, you will understand and grasp the knowledge of the fundamentals and specialty of chemical engineering. You will grasp knowledge in ... +

Through Chemical Engineering and Technology, you will understand and grasp the knowledge of the fundamentals and specialty of chemical engineering. You will grasp knowledge in relation to Oil & Gas processing and refining, Chemical enhancement of production bio-chemical processing. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
Chinese
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

Chemical Engineering Technology focuses on the handling, analysis, monitoring, properties, and processing of a wide variety of materials such as chemicals, compounds, pastes, ... +

Chemical Engineering Technology focuses on the handling, analysis, monitoring, properties, and processing of a wide variety of materials such as chemicals, compounds, pastes, petroleum derivatives, mining ores, pharmaceuticals, gas products, and more. Chemical reactions and properties are examined on a small scale and then applied to real-world industrial settings. Chemical Engineering involves chemical exchanges between substances when raw materials are turned into products. It also investigates the nature of chemical reactions and involves process and equipment optimization commissioning and design, troubleshooting, and problem-solving. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Program offers students opportunities to develop real-world solutions to global challenges by performing rigorous coursework studies an ... +

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Program offers students opportunities to develop real-world solutions to global challenges by performing rigorous coursework studies and cutting-edge research in chemical engineering. -
PhD
Full-time
30 - 42 months
English
Campus
 
Botswana International University Of Science And Technology
Palapye, Botswana

The program allows graduates, through research, to specialize in the areas of areas of analysis and design in specialized aspects of Chemical Engineering.

The program allows graduates, through research, to specialize in the areas of areas of analysis and design in specialized aspects of Chemical Engineering. -
PhD
English
Campus
 
The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Chemical engineering is the application of physical and life sciences, with mathematics to produce, transform, transport and effectively use chemicals, materials, and energy.

Chemical engineering is the application of physical and life sciences, with mathematics to produce, transform, transport and effectively use chemicals, materials, and energy. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
Almaty, Kazakhstan

The main goal of the Chemical Engineering at our university is the quality education of Ph.D. students for future research and production work in several fields.

The main goal of the Chemical Engineering at our university is the quality education of Ph.D. students for future research and production work in several fields. -
PhD
Full-time
6 semesters
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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