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Paper EngineeringBachelor of Science


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Join a community of passionate peers — become a green engineer!

Paper engineers develop and manufacture sustainable products for society.

As a PE student at ESF, you will work through a chemical engineering-based curriculum with outstanding faculty in a facility dedicated to PE education and research. Paid summer and co-op employment will help shape your personal purpose and the direction of your engineering career.

Not Your Ordinary Degree!

The PE program is supported by industry partners who help many students graduate debt-free.

In addition to standard aid, successful PE students earn $20,000+ in scholarships.

As they approach graduation, students commonly receive several job offers.

In 2016, paper engineering graduates earned an average starting salary over $70K

Paper and Beyond

Paper engineers develop lightweight, environment-friendly and renewable fiber-based packaging, personal care items, healthcare products, etc., but they are also found at companies like Amazon and Tesla, working on automotive, building, and aircraft components, advanced battery and energy storage technologies, packaging-on-demand solutions, and much more. A PE degree is a ticket to a bright future!

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Paper engineers use science and technology to improve the way people interact with the world.

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