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The University of Southampton


Study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in chemical engineering and benefit from our expertise in areas such as low-carbon technology, fine chemicals, green energy and water/wastewater engineering.

Our degrees focus on sustainable technologies and processes, which means that you’ll develop the skills that employers are looking for.

Engineering student

Engineering facilities

We have over 10,000m² of specialist workshops, laboratories and testing facilities dedicated to engineering.

Centre of Excellence for Continuous Digital Chemical Engineering Science

The Continuous Digital Chemical Engineering Science research centre is developing smarter, greener and more efficient processes for the discovery and manufacture of new chemicals and materials. It aims to reduce the environmental impact of the manufacturing process by harnessing the potential of advanced sensor technology, artificial intelligence and computer modelling tools.

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Chemical Engineering staff

Our academics are working on incredible research programmes across chemical engineering, chemistry and engineering. This means your learning will be based on the most up-to-date knowledge.

Many staff are involved in our chemical engineering teaching and research. Our key chemical engineering staff members are listed below; you can view their profiles to find out more and see their contact details:

Our chemical engineering degrees have an intentional focus on sustainability. This ethos is maintained throughout both the content of the modules and in the practical, design and research components of the programmes. We aim to equip our graduates with the skills to enable them to respond to the changing landscape of chemical engineering.

Dr Mohammed Hassan-Sayed - Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering
1st in the UK for engineering research power*
World-leading chemistry research
10,000m² specialist engineering facilities
Brand new undergraduate chemistry laboratories

* Research Excellence Framework (REF). REF is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. General engineering is first for research power in the latest REF (2014). Research power measures the volume of research multiplied by quality.

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