Top 10 in the UK

For Chemical Engineering - The Complete University Guide 2021

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Hands-on learning

Our degrees include practical, project-based learning to prepare you for life in industry.

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Rewarding careers

Your degree in chemical engineering will equip you with the knowledge and skills for an exciting career in an increasingly competitive job market

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Undergraduate degrees

Undergraduate degrees

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.

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Top 10

for Chemical Engineering

The Complete University Guide 2021

Careers and employability

Our students are in the Top 10 most targeted by leading employers, according to the latest High Fliers Research 2020.

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Ching Yi Lo
Student | Chemical Engineering MEng, BEng
Knowing how chemical engineers utilise all available resources, materials and techniques in order to manufacture a product which meets a specific need, is extremely fascinating. I'm excited that I will be capable of doing this after I graduate.

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.

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