Chemical engineering

Undergraduate courses starting in 2018

Chemical engineering combines science, mathematics and engineering to develop new technologies, processes and products that benefit wider society.

Chemical engineers find safe, sustainable and affordable ways to develop the processes and products of the future. They are involved with improving the things we depend on like water, food, clothing, energy or medicine.

With a chemical engineering degree, you could play a part in building a better and more sustainable world. Whether this is providing clean water to developing countries, improving healthcare products, or finding alternative and renewable energy solutions.

We’ve designed our courses to give you the specialist knowledge, analytical skills and innovative thinking needed to solve the engineering problems industries face worldwide. On our degrees, you’ll integrate maths and sciences with elements of legislation and management to equip you for a range of careers.



The awards, accolades and league table rankings for this subject.

Annabel O'Fee with her Salters Prize certificate with members from the Salters Institute
‘I would definitely recommend studying chemical engineering if you want to apply your scientific knowledge to useful applications in industry. It's a degree that's valuable all over the world.’
Annabel O'Fee MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering with placement and Salters' Graduate Award winner (2017)