Chemical and process engineers help to manage natural resources, protect the environment, control health and safety procedures, and recycle materials, while developing and managing processes. As a chemical and process engineer you could become involved with nuclear industrial companies, environmental departments or local and government agencies. Our Chemical Engineering courses share a common first two years, which means you have the freedom to switch courses up until the end of your second year.
Our Industrial Advisory Board ensures our courses are up-to-date with the modern practices and techniques that will enable you to succeed in industry upon graduation. Many of our degrees are accredited by the relevant accrediting body, such as the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), see course pages for details.
Studying with us
for Chemical Engineering
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022
Careers and employability
University of Leeds students are among the top 5 most targeted by top employers according to The Graduate Market 2022, High Fliers Research.
Study Materials Science and Engineering
Industrial placement year
Exceptional student experience
You’ll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of students and researchers who come from all over the world. You’ll be guided through your course by your personal tutor who’ll provide academic and pastoral support. Our student support team in the School helps with anything from academic advice to timetabling and project submission enquiries.
Find out more about our diverse student community from example profiles of our current students and alumni.