Chemical Engineering concerns the science, technology and management involved in making the materials and products needed by our society.
You study a range of core materials incorporating the fundamentals of chemical engineering as well as supporting mathematics and science.
The technical aspects revolve around managing the behaviour of materials and chemical reactions - this means predicting and manipulating compositions, flows, temperatures and pressures of solids, liquids and gases.
You learn about chemical, physical and biological processes using mathematical equations as well as learning about the equipment and techniques used by industry for large-scale manufacturing and the safety issues surrounding the industry.
You spend Year 3 in industry and your placement will vary depending on the company you are with. We have excellent contacts with industry and we will give you a lot of help to find a placement. Students have had placements with companies such as:
You will work on a project and learn about safety; health and environmental issues in industry; achieving targets and objectives. You will enhance and extend your knowledge of chemical engineering and your skills relating to project work, design and industrial applications.
Many graduates enter roles in industry as design engineers, consultants or undertake research and development of new products. Others use the skills they have gained for a career in non chemical-engineering sectors such as business, finance, marketing, banking, insurance, accountancy and IT.
Many graduates move into senior management. Fields are as diverse as food and drink, chemicals, oil, gas and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, toiletries, energy generation and disposal of waste.
Course fees: Tuition fees for Home/EU students commencing their studies in 2009 will be approximately £3250 per year. These fees will be subject to change in the light of government announcements to all universities.