Department of Chemical Engineering

Undergraduate programmes in the Department of Chemical Engineering

Undergraduate study


Studying Chemical Engineering at Bath was a fantastic experience. The department works closely with industry, and my placement provided a chance to find out which areas I want to work in. I now have a job with Shell.

— Seun Rasheed,  
MEng Chemical Engineering

An undergraduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering

Accredited programmes

All our degrees have all been awarded the highest level of professional accreditation by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

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Our undergraduate programmes are designed to equip you with the professional skills demanded by industry.

We offer the following undergraduate degree programmes:

These four or five-year programmes feature a strong design element and offer you the chance of first-hand industry experience through a year-long placement. We also run three or four-year programmes in Chemical Engineering.

Further detail on programme content can be found in the programme and unit catalogues.

Our Department is consistently ranked highly and we are top five in the 2018 Complete University Guide and Guardian University Guide 2018.

Why choose us?

Our programmes offer the freedom to choose your area of specialism. 

All degrees have a common first two years of core science, mathematics and chemical engineering. You can then decide to study Biochemical Engineering, including a unique new option in Biomedical Engineering, or remain with Chemical Engineering.

Industry-focused group and individual projects are a major part of our degrees. All programmes also include optional paid placements.


You will develop skills that are highly valued by employers. Many of our graduates work in areas such as developing new products and process design and optimisation.

Recent employers include:

  • Atkin
  • AkzoNobel
  • Chevron
  • BAE Systems
  • BP
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Mars
  • Procter & Gamble
  • National Grid
  • Schlumberger
  • Shell UK
  • Wessex Water

In detail: career destinations of our students >>