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.

Our course gives you the specialist knowledge, analytical skills and innovative thinking to come up with creative solutions to engineering problems that affect society and the environment. You’ll learn about the technology, products and processes designed and developed by chemical and biochemical engineers. Your combined understanding of chemical engineering with legislation and management will equip you for a wide range of professions.

Learning experience

Expert academics

You’ll learn from academics with expertise in chemical and biochemical engineering. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Specialist facilities and equipment

Our facilities are central to your study experience. You’ll have access to well-equipped teaching laboratories and computer labs. If you study our undergraduate master's course, you'll have the opportunity to carry out a research project in one of our specialist research facilities. This may be in either bioprocessing, advanced separations, reactor engineering or water engineering.

Graduate employability

The transferable skills you graduate with will help start a career in technical and managerial roles across industry and commercial sectors. For example, you could follow a career in oil and gas, hydrogen storage, electronics and communications, alternative fuels or healthcare industries.

Find out what our graduates go on to do.

“If you can master chemical engineering, you can master anything.”
Stephen Martin

MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering with placement year (2012)