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Chemical Engineering

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Jordan May

on 14 June 2011

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Transcript of Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering By Jordan May Secondary School Education Grade 11 English
Mathematics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Communications Technology
Social Studies
Earth and Environmental Sciences Grade 12 English
Advanced Functions
Calculus
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Communications Technology
Social Studies Post Secondary Education What Do Chemical Engineers Do? What is Chemical Engineering? Chemical engineering is applied physics
Using math, physics, and economics
Designing, constructing, and operating machines that carry out chemical reactions
Apply chemistry along with other engineering practices
Sometimes called "universal engineers" Make designs and invent new processes to create chemical reactions (e.g., refining oil)
Oversee construction, operation, and maintenance of instruments and facilities
Monitor processes at facilities
Develop atomic science, polymers, paper, dyes, drugs, plastics, fertilizers, foods, petrochemicals, and other products Some engineers can rise to management positions. This can require a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Workplace Work for manufacturing companies
Offices
Manufacturing companies
Labs
Loud noise
Hazardous chemicals Senior and more advanced positions can require a master's degree or PhD. Title: Professional Engineer (P.Eng) Earnings Most chemical engineers earn between $45,000 and $130,000 annually
Average income is between $85,000 and $100,000 per year
More experienced engineers will have higher salaries
Specialists and managers can earn over $175,000 per year Characteristics Problem solver
Creative and inquisitive
Analytical
Detail-oriented
Communication skills Learning Style I have a kinaesthetic learning style. Personality Quiz This will benefit me in my career because chemical engineering involves designing and building products and facilities. It also involves the maintenance and repair of machines. ...............Artistic: XXXXXXXXX
...Enterprising: XXXXXXX
............Realistic: XXXXXX
.................Social: XX
..Investigative: XXXXXXXXX
Conventional: XXXXXXX I am mostly artistic and investigative, which will help me as a chemical engineer. Chemical engineering is the practice of applying mathematics and physics to transform raw materials and chemicals into energy sources and products. In-School Career Opportunities Bachelor of Science in Engineering at Queen's University The energy SHSM St. Anne's offers would help me with my career path. Although it is not directly related to chemical engineering it would give me some experience in the field. Out-of-School Opportunities Visit the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station Job Trends Smaller, more specialized facilities
Biotechnology, nanotechnology, and microfabrification
Increase in safety
Environmental conscience / using waste as a source of energy In the future... I see myself going to university, possibly Queen's University, as it is a well-known institution for engineering. Once I graduate university I hope to to hired by a manufacturing company. I would like to develop new, environmentally friendly processes to create energy. References "Chemical Engineering." University of Waterloo. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 June 2011. <http://chemeng.uwaterloo.ca/>. "Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry." University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 June 2011. <http://www.chem-eng.utoronto.ca/Page4.aspx>. Funk, Edward W. "Trends in Chemical Engineering Processing." Edward W. Funk, Ph.D.. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2011. <http://www.ewfconsulting.net/trendsinprocessing.htm>. "Future of Chemical Engineering - Trends, Inventions, Innovations." Engineering Services Outsourcing. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2011. <http://www.engineeringservicesoutsourcing.com/ref/eng/fut/ch/ch.html>. 1. Mathematician
2. Chemical Engineer
3. Biomedical Engineer
4. Nuclear Engineer
5. Petroleum Engineer Career Action Plan My Top 5 Career Choices And the career I have chosen is... "Career Suggestions for Jordan May." Career Cruising. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2011. <http://www.careercruising.com/MatchMaker/k_list_matched.aspx?loginID=97852b26-6b41-4886-b98a-4a9073c7ea40-&SVP=1&MMID=>. This degree is a four-year program that requires credits in the areas of mechanics, chemistry, computers, physics, calculus, algebra, electricity, biochemistry, and magnetism Decision Making Model I chose this career because: I am interested in pursuing it
It applies knowledge of mathematics, physics, and science
It has a high salary
It does not require many different degrees in different areas
It has a variety of different work settings Left Brained or Right Brained? Results: 9 a's and 5 b's I somewhat prefer the left side of my brain. Personality Type: True Colour The colour that best suits me is curious green. This means I have the following characteristics: Intellectual
Analytical and conceptual
Independent
Logical
Thoughtful
Values knowledge Strengths and needs Problem solver Sees the "big picture" Requires independence to work Needs to ask questions
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