Why Cosmetic Engineering?

Over the last several years, Ann Marie Flynn, Ph.D., department head of chemical engineering noticed a trend: Manhattan College has been placing more and more students at cosmetics companies. Chemical engineering has long been the most female-friendly engineering discipline, and our male students have also found a home solving the advanced processing challenges of the cosmetics industry. Faced with increasing interest in the field of cosmetics, Dr. Flynn set out to meet the challenge of creating the first Cosmetics Engineering program in the United States.

Dynamic Field

Cosmetics engineering at Manhattan College prepares students for the ever-changing field of cosmetics production. Ranging from long-lasting mascara and lush lipsticks to luxe polishes and shimmering eye shadows, cosmetics products draw on the most advanced technologies to create a dynamic pallet demanding the highest levels of preparation from our graduates.

Supportive Faculty, First-Class Institution

Chemical Engineering at Manhattan College is a nationally-ranked program, long noted for a combination of the highest educational standards provided by a supportive faculty with a keen sense for teaching and mentoring. The Cosmetics Engineering option classes have been designed by Thomas Twardowski, Ph.D., who has worked in advanced coatings and medical products for nearly 20 years and is the author of the first true nano-materials textbook.

Advanced Education

A traditional Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College already produces some of the countries’ most effective graduates. Now, with the Cosmetics Engineering option program, students can graduate with advanced education in emulsion science, industry regulation and quality, processing theory, and advanced practices used in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, food and advanced coatings industries that are revolutionizing our society.

A Unique Program

Launched in 2011 as the first-ever Cosmetics Engineering program in the United States, Manhattan College’s Cosmetics Engineering option has been designed by top educators in collaboration with industry titans L’Oreal, Cosmetics Essence, Avon and Revlon. Other programs focus on cosmetics chemistry or on technical training. Building on an already storied, nationally-ranked chemical engineering graduate degree, the Cosmetics Engineering option produces graduates with education in the advanced processes and reactions to meet and exceed the most advanced needs of the cosmetics industry today and in the future. Manhattan College graduates are prepared to thrive in an ever-changing cosmetics landscape.

Location, Location, Location

Manhattan College has a long, Lasallian tradition with the highest standards of teaching. Already the college of choice for chemical engineering in the New York area, we have created the first-ever Cosmetics Engineering program in the country. Manhattan College is easily reached by subway and is just across the George Washington Bridge from many of the legendary names in cosmetics, including L’Oreal USA and Revlon.