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MIT Chemical Engineering (ChemE)

MIT Chemical Engineering (ChemE)

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About MIT Course X explores chemistry, biology, and physics through groundbreaking investigation into nanotechnology, biomedical processes, molecular computation, and catalysis.
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Mission The mission of the MIT's Chemical Engineering Department comprises three key areas:
-Education
To offer academic programs that prepare students to master physical, chemical, and biological processes, engineering design, and synthesis skills; creatively shape and solve complex problems, such as translating molecular information into new products and processes; and exercise leadership in industry, academia, and government in terms of technological, economic, and social issues.
-Research
To provide a vibrant interdisciplinary research program that attracts the best young people; creatively shapes engineering science and design through interfaces with chemistry, biology, and materials science; and contributes to solving the technological needs of the global economy and human society.
-Social responsibility
To promote active and vigorous leadership by our people in shaping the scientific and technological context of debates around social, political, economic, and environmental issues facing the country and the world.
Description Chemical engineering is among the disciplines that were truly incubated and created at MIT. From the Institute’s earliest days, its engineers were investigating the transformation of molecules into processes and products by chemical and biological means. Many of Course X’s earliest advances concerned the petrochemical industry, but chemical engineering research has come to affect nearly every facet of modern life.

Today, Chemical Engineering at MIT explores a broad spectrum of chemical, biological, materials, and energy applications. Course X graduates pursue careers as academics, entrepreneurs, and practicing engineers. The emphasis on molecular engineering continues to play a central role in emerging technologies, including health science and alternative energy.
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