Why choose chemical engineering?
Many of the products that we use every day such as face cream, fuels, pharmaceuticals and paper are created through the work of chemical engineers. Chemical engineers are experts in applying the principles of chemistry to change raw materials into useful products. Chemical engineering is significant in the emerging fields of biotechnology, microfluidics, nanotechnology and the establishment of clean energy sources, as well as established fields such as minerals processing, manufacturing and electricity generation.
Why study with us?
Students have access to world-class facilities and are taught by highly respected teaching staff who play an active role within industry. Practical experience is built into the degree and students undertake an industry-related project in their final year.
What you will study
The degree covers fundamental process engineering topics such as heat and mass transfer; green engineering including life cycle analysis; thermo-fluid engineering; particle technology; reaction engineering; separations involving solids, liquids and gases; process control; plant design for clean and economical processes; project management; safety and risk; and research.
Chemical engineers find careers in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, biotechnology, nanotechnology, microfluidics, biomedical, microelectronics, environmental health, construction and design, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, energy production, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, food and drink processing, specialty chemicals, water treatment, polymers, ceramics, mining and metallurgical extractive industries.
Find out about the career journeys of five of our chemical engineering graduates in the videos below.