Chemical Engineering

Undergraduate study

We are regarded as one of the UK's leading Chemical Engineering Departments. With the potential to earn a graduate salary of £30,000, our courses will give you a firm grounding in process engineering which can be applied to a wide range of industries, from pharmaceuticals to food and drink manufacturing.

Study with us because

  • We're one of the UK’s leading chemical engineering departments, consistently ranked highly in UK university league tables 

    Ranked Top 10 in the UK for Chemical Engineering in The Guardian University Guide 2022.

  • Our courses form a launchpad from which you can build an exciting and rewarding career.  

    Our graduates see an average starting salary of £29,500 (Graduate Outcomes, 2019-20 graduates)

  • If you are looking for hands-on industry experience with some of the world’s top companies, our School is the place for you. 

    We send 15% more students on year-long engineering placements than any other UK university. (HESA UG Student Record 2016/17: Engineering & Technology).

  • You’ll never be short of ways to improve your employability prospects.  

    All our MEng students undertake a Professional Development Project (PDP), providing them with a unique experience, with many choosing to study overseas at one of our partner universities, or in industry. 

  • Quality courses 

    Our courses are accredited by the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Accredited courses provide a fast-track to full chartered status and are often looked upon favourably by employers, thereby improving career prospects.