Degree programs

Chemical engineering

Chemical engineering applies knowledge in mathematics and science to chemical process design and optimization. Chemical engineers solve technical problems safely and economically for a wide range of industries including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, and environmental health and safety, among others. Our curriculum builds on our faculty expertise in chemical engineering, applied to scientific advances in energy, nanotechnology, sustainable manufacturing and translational medicine.

Materials science

Materials science is focused on the relationships among materials properties, functions, and structural elements. The field is expanding rapidly from the traditional metal, ceramic and polymeric materials to advanced materials. In order to keep up with research developments and provide our students with a well-rounded materials education, Wayne State University offers a multidisciplinary materials science and engineering program in collaboration with its physics and chemistry departments. The core courses provide a firm foundation while the expanded elective courses enable students to acquire additional knowledge in solid state, bio-, nano-, electronic, light weight and other functional materials.

Why Wayne State?

Wayne State University -- Michigan's only urban research university -- is known for academic and research excellence, success across a diverse student body, and meaningful engagement in its urban community. Its mission is to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities. 

Earn a degree from the Wayne State College of Engineering and gain an edge over your competition. You'll learn the ins and outs of engineering and computer science from an internationally recognized faculty, known for pioneering the future from Midtown Detroit. You'll also be prepared to thrive as a graduate. Our college's five high-impact practices supplement the education our students receive and help them to become more well-rounded engineers and computer scientists:

  1. Join student competition teams and student organizations to grow leadership skills, meet friends and do what you love.
  2. Study, research or intern abroad in countries such as China or Austria to learn about working and flourishing in diverse cultures.
  3. Learn about opportunities available to spend time in the lab with a leading expert in your field from as early as your freshman year.
  4. Get a leg up in your career by working at a top firm as a student.
  5. Partner with dozens of local organizations to do good and gain so much more.