Can a mechanical engineer to work as a chemical process engineer?

Hello Tricia,
I wonder if it is easy for a mechanical engineer to work as a chemical process engineer? Or ultimately it would be necessary for a person with Mechanical undergrad degree to get a Meng in Chemical Engineering?
posted by Jaz on February 23, 2014

Answer by Tricia Berry

Lots of mechanical engineers are hired by chemical companies to work on the chemical processes. Mechanical engineers are needed to help with the materials used, in designing the mechanical equipment, and lots of other related processes. The great thing about engineering is that it is very interdisciplinary. In my roles in the chemical industry, I worked right along side many mechanical engineers and oftentimes we were doing similar or parallel types of work. With engineering, it's more about the problem solving skills you have than sometimes the actual degree you end up with!