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BEng (Hons)Chemical Engineering

University of Surrey
United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey
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Without the contributions of chemical engineers, we would be living in the 1930s with no planes or cars, just steam trains. There would be no soap powders or shampoo, the NHS could afford fewer drugs, and electronic devices such as mobile phones and computers would be true luxuries.

If you want to learn how to make this sort of difference, then our exciting programmes are perfect for you.

We believe that to keep pace with industry, tomorrow’s engineers must not only be able to design, implement and operate increasingly diverse processes, but must also be equipped with an adaptable skills and knowledge base that can evaluate the ‘true costs’ of investment decisions to society and the natural environment.

Our degree programmes in Chemical Engineering will prepare you to meet the challenges in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, energy, waste management, oil and chemical industries. With a strong environmental, biological and life sciences content, they provide an integrated systems view and are designed for decision makers in future technical and scientific environments.

We have allied a strong base of traditional chemical engineering modules with multidisciplinary design, biochemical engineering and sustainability. These additions to the programmes have been developed in consultation with our industrial advisors and reflect our understanding of the new skills required for the future.

Our degrees in Chemical Engineering are best suited for those wishing to enter the oil and gas sector or other traditional chemical industries. The degrees in Chemical and Bio-systems Engineerng contain more biologically based material and may be more suitable for those aiming to work in the pharmaceutical, water or food sectors.

One of the unique features of the four programmes available is the opportunity to put into practice the theory learnt in lectures in a hands-on fashion. This theme of ‘preparation for the real world’ is also apparent in our approach to professional placements, where our student support programme is second to none.

This experience, together with purpose-built facilities, enables us to provide one of the best teaching environments in the country. All of our programmes are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Career opportunities

Chemical engineers work across a range of sectors in the UK and overseas and are increasingly sought by speciality chemical industries that manufacture highvalue- added products. Chemical engineers on average earn more than any other engineering discipline. Graduates are consistently paid more than chemists and other scientists. The high salaries paid reflect the level of responsibility and importance which chemical engineering graduates quickly attain.

At Surrey, our graduate employment record is excellent. This demonstrates the strength of our programmes in preparing you for the world of work and the substantial benefits of undertaking our Professional Training year. Our Personal and Professional Skills programme is undoubtedly another factor in the exceptional employment record of our graduates.

Demand for graduates with the specific skills and knowledge gained on our specialised programmes is expected to be high, especially within modern, highgrowth sectors including pharmaceuticals, healthcare, cosmetics, energy, land remediation, water and waste management, as well as the more traditional industries such as oil and chemicals.

We have worked closely with industrial organisations to design these programmes around their needs, to ensure that there will be excellent opportunities available to you upon graduation.

Recent graduates have gained jobs with top employers such as Shell, BP, Air Products, Halliburton KBR, Fluor, Shaw Group and UOP.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States