World’s Best Chemical Engineering Universities

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I’m still a year 10 student in Jakarta, and I’ve been quite interested in chemical engineering for a long time. My class uses an international curriculum, and we won’t take the UAN exam in the 12th grade, thus forcing us to go to universities in overseas. My question is, can you help me list some of the world’s best chemical engineering universities? I’ve NUS and NTU in mind, but besides that, I don’t really know others.

Thank you for your help, Majari!

Regards,
Anthony Thio

We are very impressed that you’ve been doing such a great preparation before entering universities overseas. We hope you can do well and be admitted in the university of your choice. By the way, about your question, we’ve done some ‘research’ and here is Majari World’s Best Chemical Engineering Universities. We have listed some great schools from all over the world, categorized by continents, considering that the location of the university is also one major factor for you.

USA and Canada

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    MIT is located in Boston, USA. MIT graduates and faculty are noted for their technical acumen (72 affiliated Nobel Laureates, 47 National Medal of Science recipients, and 29 MacArthur Fellows) and entrepreneurial spirit. The Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT have the largest chemical engineering faculty in the United States covering chemical engineering broadly, and in great depth. You may find further information about Che MIT here. For undergraduates, they have B.Sc degree in Chemical Engineering dan Chemical-Biological Engineering. For graduate school, they have M.S. CEP degree (Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Practice), Ph.D. CEP, and also Ph.D.
  2. University of California – Berkeley
    UC Berkeley is located in Berkeley, a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California, in the United States. By the 1930s, Berkeley had established itself as a premier research university, and today counts sixty-one Nobel Laureates among its faculty, researchers and alumni.The College of Chemistry offers undergraduate degrees in chemistry, chemical biology, and chemical engineering, as well as double majors in chemical engineering and materials science and engineering, and in chemical engineering and nuclear engineering. A new option is a concentration in materials chemistry. The college offers doctoral programs in chemistry and chemical engineering, and a master’s program in chemical engineering, including a concentration in product development. You may find further information about chemical engineering at UC Berkeley here.
  3. University of Toronto
    The University of Toronto (U of T) is a public research university in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The university is consistently placed among the leading academic institutions of the world. Newsweek magazine places the university first in Canada, and 18th worldwide, 9th among public universities, and among the top 5 universities outside the United States. The University is also affiliated with 9 Nobel laureates (6 alumni), the most of any Canadian university. Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto is one of the oldest and largest departments of its kind in North America. It has a rich history dating back to John Dalton of Dalton’s Atomic Theory and a modern reputation based on its state-of-the-art research achievements. You may find more information about chemical engineering at University of Toronto here.

Europe

  1. University of Cambridge
    The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. Academically, Cambridge is consistently ranked in the world’s top 5 universities. It has produced 83 Nobel Laureates to date, more than any other university in the world according to some counts. University of Cambridge offers BA/MEng in Chemical Engineering, MPhil in Advanced Chemical Engineering, and PhD in Chemical Engineering. More information about chemical engineering at Cambridge here.
  2. ETH Zürich
    The ETH Zürich (German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich), often called Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, is a science and technology university in the City of Zürich, Switzerland. ETH Zürich is a science and technology university with an outstanding research record. Twenty-one Nobel Laureates are connected with ETH Zürich. ETH Zürich is consistently ranked as one of Europe’s leading universities. Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (D-CHAB) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich offers the undergraduate course in chemistry, chemical and bio-engineering, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical sciences. You may find more about ETH Zürich here. All of the undergraduate lectures are conducted in German.
  3. Technische Universität München
    Technische Universität München (TUM) (English: Technical University of Munich) is a German university, part of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, a society of Germany’s leading research universities in Munich. TUM is among the highest acclaimed universities in Germany, producing several Nobel Laureates including Gerhard Ertl who in 2007 received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry TUM offers undergraduates courses in chemistry, food chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, and advanced material science. You may find more information about TUM here. All of the undergraduate lectures are conducted in German.

Asia

  1. Tokyo University
    The University of Tokyo (Tokyo daigaku), abbreviated as Todai, is a major research university located in Tokyo, Japan. Five alumni of University of Tokyo have received the Nobel Prize, and in the 2007 University Ranking published by The Times Higher Education Supplement, University of Tokyo was ranked 17th in the world and 1st in Asia. For undergraduate students, they offer Materials Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Chemical System Engineering, and Chemistry and Biotechnology program. More information about University of Tokyo may be found here. Most of the undergraduate lectures at the University of Tokyo, including those for international students, are conducted in Japanese.
  2. National University of Singapore
    The National University of Singapore is Singapore’s oldest university. It is the largest university in the country in terms of student enrollment and curriculum offered. NUS is consistently listed in Top 100 World Universities and Top 5 in Asian. NTU Chemical Engineering is one of the largest chemical engineering departments in the world. Their strength in the classical core areas, such as process systems engineering, process control & optimization, catalysis, reaction engineering, membrane science & technology, transport phenomena and separation processes, is complemented by our equally strong activities in emerging areas such as functionalised & smart materials, nanostructured materials and interfacial engineering. They offer a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering programme. You may find more information about chemical engineering at NUS here.
  3. Tsing Hua University China
    Tsinghua University (THU, Qinghuá Dàxué), is a university in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. It is regarded as one of the best and most selective universities in China. In many years following, the school was often referred to as the “MIT of China”. Most Chinese university rankings place Tsinghua first in China. It attracts the most talented students of the nation and enjoys the best engineering and applied sciences programs in China, occupying a position similar to Berkeley, MIT, and Stanford in the US. They offer four-year undergraduate courses for B. Sc., two-year postgraduate course leading to M.Sc. and there-year postgraduate programs for Ph.D. degree in two disciplines: chemical engineering and biological engineering, polymer science and engineering. More information about chemical engineering in Tsing Hua may be found here.

Australia

  1. University of Melbourne
    The University of Melbourne, is a public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. The second oldest university in Australia, and the oldest in Victoria, its main campus is in Parkville, an inner suburb just north of the Melbourne CBD. Melbourne University is ranked amongst the top universities both in Australia and the world. University of Melbourne offers a Bachelor of Engineering degree, with specializations offered in a wide range of areas including: chemical engineering and also chemical and biomolecular engineering. You may found more information about chemical engineering at University of Melbourne here.
  2. Monash University
    Monash University is a public university with campuses located in Australia, Malaysia and South Africa. It is Australia’s largest university with about 55,000 students. Monash consistently ranks amongst the top universities in Australia and the world. In engineering, Monash was ranked number 1 in Australia and approximately number 16 in the world, according to the Times Higher Education Supplement 2004/2005. Information about chemical engineering at Monash university may be found here. Specializations available in chemical engineering at Monash are biotechnology, sustainable processing, and nanotechnology and materials.

We hope the list above may help you choosing the best university for you future. Bottomline, universities may help you reaching your target, broaden your perspective, and enrich your knowledge; but remember, the secret of success is always in your heart.

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Salam Majari Kanayakan.

References:
[1] web.mit.edu/cheme, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_Institute_of_Technology,
[2] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Berkeley, cheme.berkeley.edu,
[3] chem-eng.utoronto.ca, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Toronto,
[4] chemie.tu-muenchen.de/base/index_e.htm,
[5] chab.ethz.ch/index_EN,
[6] www.cheng.cam.ac.uk/,
[7] u-tokyo.ac.jp/index/k00_e.html,
[8] chee.nus.edu.sg,
[9] chemeng.tsinghua.edu.cn/english/index.htm,
[10] eng.unimelb.edu.au/courses/ugrad/courses/be.html,
[11] eng.monash.edu.au/chemeng/

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    hello! thank you for your information, do you know any english speaking language university in chemical eng. the cheap ones

  • Stefan

    I graduated from RMIT University Melbroune a few years ago, and I have found my studies to be quite rewarding and have found my way to a good job. But for others who are looking for a ‘good’ university, remember that after you graduate, where you’ve studied will only play a small role. Your university’s status is not a guarantee of a great job. It will all comes down to you, and how you put yourself in the outside world after all the studies have finished.

    Not being able to get into what they think are the best, is not the end of everything. Every university has their pros and cons. Just do your best!

  • sammit

    Thanx, It will definately help me for chosing better university for my future education.

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