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Chemical Engineering (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Typical Offer
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4 years
Course Type
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code

About this course

This 4-year chemical engineering degree has been designed to meet fully the educational requirements for chartered engineer status. Demand is high for chemical engineering graduates. You’ll have excellent job prospects in sectors such as food, energy, pharmaceuticals and biochemical, and you’ll be one step ahead in your career as a chartered engineer. The course focuses on sustainable chemical engineering. You'll graduate with the skills to go straight into the workplace and help the world transition to a more sustainable future.

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

The skills you’ll gain include:

  • computational methods
  • reaction engineering
  • thermofluids
  • commercialising chemistry

On this Chemical Engineering MEng 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

As part of this degree you’ll complete a chemical engineering advanced research project. You’ll be able to draw on our expertise in low-carbon technology, fine chemicals, green energy and water/wastewater engineering to complete your research.

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). Once accreditation is granted the course will qualify as meeting the educational requirements for chartered engineer status. 

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: H803

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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