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Chemical engineering

Undergraduate courses starting in 2024

Chemical engineering benefits society and the environment by combining science and mathematics to develop new and sustainable technologies, processes and products.

Chemical engineers change the world by transforming ideas into products and services in an ethical, safe, responsible and efficient way. With a chemical engineering degree, you could tackle important societal challenges and improve quality of life. You could have a role in providing clean water and sanitation, recovering valuable materials and energy from waste, developing and delivering food, or improving healthcare and chemical products.

We’ve designed our courses to give you the specialist knowledge and transferable skills to pursue a challenging career in chemical engineering. When you graduate, you’ll be able to adapt to a variety of roles in an evolving world and discipline.

Shape your degree experience

We offer BEng and MEng courses with and without a placement year. Our MEng degrees give you an in-depth study experience through advanced taught units and project work. They also fulfil the educational requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer. By choosing to take a placement year during your degree, you’ll get to put your theory into practice and earn a wage while you work alongside professional engineers.



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

‘Chemical engineering really is at the heart of sustainability, so if you're going to create a renewable solution for the world, you're going to need a chemical engineer.’
Simran Chemical Engineering (Graduating year, 2019)