Studying a Chemical Engineering degree provides expert training in modern process engineering, developing analytical and problem-solving skills critical to the application of engineering to industry.
Chemical engineers work closely with processes that turn raw materials into valuable products for human use. Their skills ensure that natural resources are used sustainably, and the disposal of by-products is conducted in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner.
This professionally accredited degree course provides knowledge and skills across the full spectrum of chemical engineering topics, allowing you to keep your career options open.
As you progress, your growing analytical abilities will combine with hands-on experience, establishing skills which are vital to securing employment in the chemical engineering industry.
WHY CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AT SWANSEA?
Engineering at Swansea University has a strong reputation and attracts students from across the world.
Did you know?
- Chemical Engineering at Swansea is ranked 10th in the UK by the Times Good University Guide 2019.
- Within six months of graduating, 96% of Chemical Engineering graduates are employed or in further study (16/17 Graduate DLHE).
This course offers you the opportunity to spend a YEAR IN INDUSTRY (UCAS H890), in the UK or overseas, giving valuable workplace experience as well as a salary that is currently over £15,000 on average. Support and guidance is provided to help secure your placement.
We also offer you the option to spend a YEAR ABROAD (UCAS H802) at a partner university which enriches the degree, giving a valuable cultural experience which can broaden your horizons when seeking employment.
YOUR CHEMICAL ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE
A flexibly structured degree path means you have the opportunity to study abroad for a year or work in industry for a year.
At Swansea we have a number of advanced chemical engineering facilities to enhance your studies. Our modern Pilot Chemical Laboratory contains 15 pilot-scale rigs which cover a wide range of unit operations.
Other state-of-the-art facilities you may work with include atomic force microscopy, fermentation rigs, surface plasmon resonance and hydrodynamic shear adhesion assays.
You will also benefit from a dynamic research environment where pioneering Swansea academics are leading the way in areas such as advanced water treatment technologies.
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates of Chemical Engineering at Swansea are set on course for a range of employment opportunities. Your future could lie in any of the following roles:
- Chemical Engineer
- Energy Engineer
- Petroleum Engineer
- Product/Process Development Scientist
- Mining Engineer
- Technical Plant Manager
- Applications Engineer
- Wellsite Drilling Engineer