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Chemical Engineering (BEng)

Bachelor of Engineering
Typical Offer
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3 years
Course Type
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code

About this course

This chemical engineering degree focuses on sustainability. On completion, you’ll have the skills to help the world transition to a more sustainable future. Demand is high for chemical engineering graduates. You’ll have excellent job prospects in sectors such as food, energy, pharmaceuticals and biochemicals.

Chemical engineering is a multi-disciplinary branch of engineering, focused on using chemicals and materials to design sustainable processes and giving them practical applications in the real world. This course focuses particularly on employability, sustainability and design.

The skills you’ll gain include:

  • computational methods
  • reaction engineering
  • thermofluids

On this Chemical Engineering BEng degree you’ll be able to:

  • take part in a challenging group design project
  • complete an optional extra year on a paid industrial placement
  • learn real-world skills with our dedicated computer suite and simulation software
  • use our virtual control room to gain experience working in a chemical plant
  • select from a range of specialist modules

You’ll work in our brand new, bespoke chemical engineering laboratories, which are part of our £12m chemistry building renovation. You’ll also have access to our engineering facilities, which consist of over 10,000m² of specialist workshops, laboratories and testing services.

This is a new course. The course is currently undergoing the accreditation process for the Institution of Chemical Engineers  (IChemE). 

Year in industry

Enhance your employability by taking this course with a paid industrial placement year.

Apply using:

  • Course name: Chemical Engineering with Industrial Placement Year
  • UCAS code: H802

You'll spend this extra year at an engineering firm, applying the skills and knowledge you've learned so far.

The fee is 20% of the standard annual tuition fee.

Foundation year

If you have not studied the required Science subjects for this course, you may be eligible to apply for and enter through our Science Foundation Year.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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