They run the power industries, design plants and the processes that go on in them and the machines and measuring devices in them. They make plastics, pulp and paper, nuclear power, hyrdo, petrol, as well as clean the water and the air.
Chemical engineering involves lots and lots of calculus, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, material science, electronics, physics and chemistry. We are the ones that decide if the vessel can withstand the pressure generated as the reaction takes place in the factory. If not, we find ways to fix it. It takes a vigorus course load and plenty of studying to compleate a degree in chemical engineering.