Chemical Engineering takes different types of raw materials and chemicals and transforms them into products that benefit our lives in many different ways. Chemical engineers are optimizing a chemical process to be as efficient as possible by transferring one thing into another.
Chemical Engineering is a popular branch of engineering, and international students are attracted to UK universities because of the state-of-the-art facilities, experienced teaching teams and welcoming learning environments.
Do you want to apply to study at a UK engineering school? Learn more about the top five chemical engineering universities in the UK below and arrange a free consultation with SI-UK in London or Manchester today to get your application started.
Top Five UK Universities for Chemical Engineering
1. University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge is considered one of the most important universities in the world and the Guardian named its chemical engineering programme as the best in the UK. The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Cambridge aims to “produce the academic, industrial and entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow.”
- Course to consider: Chemical Engineerig
2. Imperial College London
Engineering courses at Imperial College London are considered amongst the best in the world and on its MEng Chemical Engineering programme international students will learn to apply scientific, engineering and business principles to a variety of complex practical issues. The course lasts four years in total and in the final year, students will begin advanced modules and a research project.
- Course to consider: MEng Chemical Engineering
3. University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham is a Teaching Excellence Framework Gold rated UK university and its chemical engineering course is rated the third best in the country. 92% of undergraduates from the Department of Chemical Engineering had secured work or further study within six months of graduation and the average starting salary was just over £27,000.
- Course to consider: Chemical Engineering MEng Hons
4. University of Bradford
The BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering at the University of Bradford features a placement year so international students can maximise their chances of securing employment after graduating, whilst also increasing confidence and industry contacts. In the National Student Survey 2017, Bradford’s Chemical Engineering programme secured 94% student satisfaction.
- Course to consider: BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering
5. Newcastle University
Newcastle University has a long tradition of engineering excellence and its Chemical Engineering programme is ranked the fifth best in the UK. You will learn both the theory and practical application of chemical engineering at a Gold rated Teaching Excellence Framework UK university.
- Course to consider: BEng Chemical Engineering
Study Chemical Engineering in the UK
If you are interested in studying Chemical Engineering in the UK, arrange a free consultation in London or Manchester today. More information can also be found on our dedicated Engineering subject guide which also covers other engineering specialisms.