Starting Salaries

Among the college Class of 2017, engineering majors continue to hold the top places on the list of highest-paid majors, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Winter 2017 Salary Survey.

  • Biomedical engineering graduates earned an average 2017 starting salary of $67,250. 
  • Chemical engineering graduates earned an average 2017 starting salary of $68,445.

Source: NACE Winter 2017 Salary Survey Executive Summary. Data represent job functions for which the most data were reported; all data are for bachelor’s degree candidates.

No appointment necessary

CEPS Walk-in Hours 
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
1:00 - 3:00 PM; Kingsbury W389

Peer-to-Peer Career Express
12:00 - 2:00 PM; Hood House 201

Looking to get involved with major related clubs/organizations?
See the following opportunities: 

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
There is an active student section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in the department. Each year a program of invited speakers, softball games, and field trips is organized by the student officers. All students are encouraged to join AIChE as student members and membership is free.


  • Real-world experience with internships at sponsor companies
  • Eligibility for more than $50,000 worth of scholarships and awards given annually to chemical engineering students who are members
  • Familiarity with interactive tools used by industry in the AIChE eLibrary powered by Knovel
  • Free membership in up to two divisions or forums, from environmental to nuclear engineering to sustainability
  • Up to the minute information on industrial practice with fully-searchable access to CEP Magazine online
  • Job search and career management services to get your professional life underway and to keep it moving in the right direction
  • The support of a national network of fellow students and professionals.
  • and more...


Students also participate in Guppy Night in October and compete in the Chem-E-Car competition.

Please contact faculty advisor, Prof. Nan Yi at or student Co-Presidents, Tom Gende and Rohit Voruganti, for more information.

International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE)   
Students interested in the bioengineering option or in a career in the biotech industry should consider becoming a member of ISPE. ISPE is the world's largest not-for-profit society serving pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals.


Please contact faculty advisor, Prof. Kang Wu at or student president, Colin Graham for more information.

For a complete list of interdisciplinary clubs and organizations, CEPS has to offer see the following: 

CEPS Clubs and Organizations