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Chemical Engineering (MEng)

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

About this course

This 4-year chemical engineering degree fully meets 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. 

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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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

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