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Henessy

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Hi, may I know what is chemical engineering about? I am thinking of choosing this course to study in my uni. My concerns are what is the prospect of a chemical engineer. What is his job about.

I know I may sound noob. But pls help to clarify my doubts.

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aryanto

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I am guessing.

You will work in jurong island, at petrochemical plant either doing oil (or related to that), paint or plastic, these are basic chemistry. :)
You may also work at cosmetic/shampoo/soap (they use a lot of chemicals) industry, you might be working for pharmaceudical company or even food company (colouring/preservatives/additives/artificial-flavouring), depending on what specialisation you have. These are more on specialized chemistry.

Or... you might do water/industrial-waste treatment, recycling (but probably material engineering is more related to this).
 

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I am guessing.

You will work in jurong island, at petrochemical plant either doing oil (or related to that), paint or plastic, these are basic chemistry. :)
You may also work at cosmetic/shampoo/soap (they use a lot of chemicals) industry, you might be working for pharmaceudical company or even food company (colouring/preservatives/additives/artificial-flavouring), depending on what specialisation you have. These are more on specialized chemistry.

Or... you might do water/industrial-waste treatment, recycling (but probably material engineering is more related to this).
Doing all the processes? as in how to maximise production?
 

aryanto

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sometimes it is basic stuff like qc. test sample all day every day...
not all the time you get to do new stuff.
 

yamapi

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Doing all the processes? as in how to maximise production?
I doubt you'll be doing all the processes technically and no,it's not just maximising production.
My guess is that there will be more R&D to enforce product penetration.
Once you grad with a degree,you'll be managing the production as a whole i believe..
 

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you do not necessarily have to do chemical engineering related jobs

a lot of companies also accept chemical engineering, like investment banks, etc. :) though it may be a lot harder for a local chem engine graduate to enter good companies with the example just mentioned.. you'd be surprised at the number of jobs that accept a wide range of degrees.
 

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