Resource list

To help you prepare for studying in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering, we have gathered together some resources which you may find interesting and informative. However, there is no pre-requisite reading that needs to be done. 

Short online courses 

Reading list 

If you’re studying one of our Chemical Engineering courses, the following textbook is an excellent resource to introduce you to some of the fundamental concepts you may study at Leeds:  

For Materials Science, you may find the following useful: 

  • Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design, MF Ashby, H Shercliff and D Cebon 
  • Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, WD Callister Jr 
  • If you haven’t studied A-level physics:
    • Isaac Physics Skills: Developing Mastery of Essential Pre-University Physics by A. C. Machacek and J. J. Crowter, 2015
    • Alternatively, any A-level physics text as available
  • If you haven’t studied A-level chemistry:
    • A-Level Chemistry (Fourth Edition), E. N. Ramsden, Nelson Thornes, 2000
    • Organic chemistry (Second edition), J. Clayden, N. Greeves, S. Warren, Oxford University Press 2012

Research and Innovation at the University

Our world-leading research actively informs our teaching programme. To discover more about our current research, follow the links below:  

University resources  

The University of Leeds also offers many useful resources to help you transition to higher education learning.