Gain the technical and professional skills to pursue a wide range of careers as a chemical engineer.
Our course gives you a thorough grounding in the principles and practices of chemical engineering. It develops your professional skills in engineering, mathematics, science, information technology, research, design, communication and management.
Throughout the course, you’ll reinforce lecture material with practical lab sessions, learning how to gather and analyse data to develop industrial strategies. You’ll explore new technologies and gain a comprehensive understanding of process design. Your studies will give you the confidence to critically apply scientific and engineering principles.
You’ll also develop transferable skills such as problem solving, teamwork and resource management. Integrating these with your technical knowledge, you’ll learn how to tackle complex, and often ambiguous, engineering problems.
Individual and group projects are a key feature of your studies and a chance for you to develop scientific ideas from the bench scale to process scale. You’ll apply your engineering knowledge to a full chemical process such as designing an anaerobic digestion plant, a water treatment facility for a refugee camp, or a biofuel production plant.
We also offer this course with a placement year, giving you the opportunity to gain work experience as part of your degree.
If you want a more in-depth study experience with advanced taught units and project work, you could consider applying for our MEng Chemical Engineering.
Our department’s great staff and student community provides a friendly and supportive environment to learn in. We deliver teaching complemented by guest lectures from practitioners to give you a professional and practical perspective on the subject. You’ll learn from expert academic staff whose industrial collaborations, research and entrepreneurial activities feed into our teaching and contribute to your learning experience.
Specialist facilities are central to your study experience. Our laboratory facilities range from bench scale to pilot scale and are specially equipped to enhance your education in becoming a chemical engineer.
You’ll have access to:
- our newly developed undergraduate teaching labs, containing continuous reactors, microbial bioreactors and a range of other bespoke equipment designed to highlight core chemical engineering concepts
- reaction engineering research labs where the next generation of sustainable products are being produced
- advanced separation research laboratories focused on the synthesis and characterisation of low-cost membrane technology
- high-spec biochemical engineering labs where the fuels and foods of the future are being developed
Watch a video tour of our laboratory facilities to see the equipment you could be using as part of your degree.
By becoming a chemical engineer, you’ll be able to make a valuable difference to the world around you. You could be part of building a better future through delivering clean water, designing greener products, or researching new ways to generate energy. You’ll also be joining one of the highest-paid professions in the UK.
With a chemical engineering degree from Bath, you can be confident that you’ll graduate with the specific engineering knowledge and transferable skills to help start your career. You could take on technical and managerial roles across industry and commercial sectors. For example, you could follow a career in alternative fuels, healthcare industries, water treatment, production of consumables such as foodstuffs and toiletries in the fast moving consumer goods industries, and oil and gas.
Find out what our graduates go on to do.