Chemical Engineering

“Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world.” – Isaac Asimov


Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering is the designing, manufacturing and operating of plants and machinery to carry out large-scale industrial chemical, biological or related processes. It also involves in the research, design, development, construction, modification and operation of new or adapted substances to produce a broad range of valuable products. The subject combines several academic disciplines of engineering such as Natural and Experimental Sciences (Chemistry and Physics), Life Sciences (Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry) together with Mathematics and Economics.


While the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering have not changed, the subject has seen constant progress and changes over the years. Chemical Engineers are often spearheading new and improved materials and techniques which help cultivates scientific knowledge in fields such as bioengineering, fabric development, fuel cells, mineral processing and nanotechnology. In addition, Chemical Engineering students will be taught to consider economic viability, management of resources, health and safety, sustainability and environmental impact. The various Chemical Engineering specialisations include Chemical Reaction Engineering, Plant Design, Process Engineering, Transport Phenomena, and Process Design.

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Careers in Chemical Engineering

Depending on the role and sector you choose, most Chemical Engineering graduate career necessitates working alongside a team of technicians and engineers. Your role however might range from researching and developing to commercialisation and management. Popular Chemical Engineering jobs include Alternative Energy, Biomedical, Biotechnology, Chemical Products, Chemical Manufacture, Food Processing, Pharmaceutical Consultant, Wastewater Management, and Energy Process Engineer.


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Institutions with Chemical Engineering

There are a number of universities in the world that offer outstanding Engineering Council UK accredited Chemical Engineering courses. For instance, in the UK, The University of Manchester is ranked 26th in the World for its Chemical Engineering course. Similarly, institutions such as The University of Sheffield, University of Birmingham, The University of Edinburgh, and University of Leeds are ranked Top 100 in the World. [QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 (Chemical Engineering)]


Similarly, listed below are other accredited institutions that are well-recognised in the UK:


  University Rank
  The University of Bradford 5th
  University of Bath 7th
  University of Nottingham 10th

Source: The Guardian University Guide 2017 (Engineering: Chemical)

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