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Chemical & Process Engineering Your first degree

What is chemical engineering?

The answer is simple: it is about changing raw materials into valuable everyday products in a cost-effective and safe manner.

Think about the following:

  • ice-cream
  • food/drink
  • clothing
  • pharmaceuticals
  • artificial limbs
  • mobile phones
  • pet food
  • fuels

They all involve chemical engineering - the list is endless!

Why study with us?

An engineering degree from Strathclyde is in demand throughout the world. The degrees we offer will give you knowledge and skills that are vital within our fast-changing world, and you will study within a friendly and diverse student population.

Features of the undergraduate programme include:

  • industry-based projects sponsored by our partner companies such as BP and Conoco Phillips or in-house research projects with our researchers
  • group design projects
  • international exchange opportunities
  • industry networking events  such as the Gala Dinner
  • awards for academic achievements

The chemical engineering BEng Hons prepares you to set your foot towards a professional career in chemical industrials. Here you can get massive amount of knowledge related to your future career that range from an Engineer to Operator. It is a great opportunity to build up your CV with an excellent education background.

Waleed Alkatheeri,  BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

We are a very supportive community with enthusiastic and committed staff. We host high numbers of international students, who study effectively but also enjoy a thriving social life with their UK counterparts.



All our courses are accredited by our professional body, the Institution of Chemical Engineers.



Excellent career prospects

Our graduates have an excellent record of achievement and are employed in a number of varied roles. Recent graduates have been employed with:

  • large multinational companies, such as the oil & gas giants Exxon and BP
  • major pharmaceutical companies such as GSK, and Pfizer
  • chemical manufacturers, including BASF, INEOS, and Rohm & Hass
  • consumer goods companies such as Unilever and Procter & Gamble
  • food  and drink companies such as Nestle, William Grant & Sons and DIAGEO
  • design, engineering and management consultancies such as Genesis Oil and Gas Consultants, Atkins and Xodus Group
  • environmental consultancies such as Mott MacDonald and Mabbett

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