The Chemical engineer makes use of the chemical and physical transformations which raw materials undergo to obtain specific products, or services useful to man. He also employs forms and procedures to achieve these transformations, making use of efficient processes through which to design and specify equipment, machinery and measures of control with which to develop these processes. To achieve this, the Chemical engineer bases his knowledge on chemistry, physics, mathematics with especial focus on physiochemistry and thermodynamics. Likewise, he requires humanistic knowledge in management, economy, administration and artistic culture.
The chemical engineer works in processing plants that manufacture chemical products, in environmental control, in water treatment, investigation, teaching etc.