Career Options

We believe that graduates of the PDP will enjoy an expanded set of career options as compared to those available to graduates of traditional graduate-level engineering programs.

We are committed to making every effort to assist our students in their efforts to identify and secure suitable initial professional positions and career tracks in industry.

Through industry involvement in our classrooms, special industry and company events on campus and our field project program, we anticipate that students of the PDP will have ample opportunity to meet and work with prospective employers prior to graduation. We fully expect that as the program's reputation grows, PDP graduates will enjoy an abundance of career opportunities.

job placement opportunities

The PDP online application is currently closed.

Please check back in September for Fall 2019 application information.

Contact the PDP

Ms. Iris Acosta
PDP Graduate Student Adviser
402 Latimer Hall
(510) 642-1387

Keith AlexanderDr. Keith Alexander
PDP Executive Director
410B Latimer Hall
(510) 642-4526

PDP Faculty

In addition to the PDP Executive Director, Dr. Keith Alexander, the entire regular tenure and non-tenure track faculty of the chemical engineering department will act as advisors and occasional lecturers in the program. Faculty will also play an important guidance role in the PDP field study projects. See the CBE Faculty Directory for descriptions of the professional backgrounds and areas of research interest of every faculty member.