Chemical Engineering Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelor's & Master's

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
The University of Nottingham 87% 3% 3% £9250 £26500 157 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 100% 0% 5% £9250 £21150 210 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 71% 5% 20% £9250 £16000 118 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 71% 5% 20% £9250 £16000 133 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 71% 5% 20% £9250 £16000 118 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 79% 2% 4% £9250 £24700 174 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 79% 2% 10% £9250 £24700 174 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 79% 0% 1% £37000 £94590 212 Glasgow On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 76% 2% 0% £9250 £30400 177 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 79% 0% 0% £27750 £84080 212 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 55% 1% 7% £9250 £13200 120 Luton On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 55% 1% 7% £9250 £13200 120 Luton On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 55% 1% 7% £9250 £13200 120 Luton On campus Full-time
Swansea University 100% 8% 9% £10500 £22550 113 Swansea On campus Full-time
University of St Andrews 71% 10% 3% £9900 £24240 193 St Andrews On campus Full-time
University of Hull 85% 0% 0% £11000 £11000 122 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 85% 0% 0% £8784 £20885 122 Bradford On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 90% 0% 5% £11900 £26500 167 Loughborough On campus Full-time
University of Reading 71% 10% 10% £12550 £24850 81 Reading On campus Part-time
The University of Manchester 64% 2% 4% £13500 £28000 171 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 83% 2% 14% £9250 £26000 169 Southampton On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 88% 5% 5% £5085 £8190 184 London On campus Part-time
University of Southampton 83% 2% 14% £9250 £22760 169 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Hull 86% 0% 0% £9250 £17550 113 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 83% 2% 14% £9250 £19500 169 Southampton On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 75% 5% 5% £9250 £21400 140 Belfast On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 82% 5% 0% £9250 £9250 £24450 £25670 164 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 83% 2% 14% £9250 £19500 169 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Hull 85% 0% 0% £9250 £17550 122 Hull On campus Full-time
Aston University 88% 5% 0% £9250 £20200 126 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University College London 54% 0% 1% £9250 £31200 174 London On campus Full-time
Heriot-Watt University 87% 0% 0% £9250 £9250 £19792 £20584 179 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 83% 2% 14% £9250 £19500 169 Southampton On campus Full-time
Brunel University 61% 8% 20% £9250 £19855 136 Uxbridge On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 78% 5% 5% £9250 £9250 £24450 £25670 148 Sheffield On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 82% 5% 0% £9250 £9250 £24450 £25670 164 Sheffield On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 82% 5% 0% £9250 £9250 £24450 £25670 164 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 85% 2% 0% £9250 £22400 216 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 80% 8% 10% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 132 Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 100% 8% 10% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 105 Bradford On campus Full-time
Nottingham College 45% 10% 6% £8250 £9500 146 Nottingham On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 78% 5% 0% £9250 £26500 147 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 77% 0% 5% £9250 £20750 143 Loughborough On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 70% 5% 10% £9250 £16000 107 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 65% 5% 5% £9250 £14500 98 London On campus Full-time
University College London 71% 0% 5% £9250 £31200 192 London On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 83% 2% 14% £9250 £22760 169 Southampton On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 86% 5% 10% £9250 £30400 215 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Teesside University 77% 0% 10% £9250 £13000 70 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 78% 5% 5% £9250 £9250 £24450 £25670 148 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Teesside University 77% 0% 10% £9250 £13000 70 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 58% 8% 5% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 100 Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 100% 8% 15% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 97 Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Hull 77% 10% 0% £9250 £17550 98 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 65% 5% 5% £9250 £14500 98 London On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology - - - £11900 £26500 - Loughborough On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield - - - - - - Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Oxford - - - - - - Oxford On campus Full-time
University of Bath 91% 0% 2% - - 173 Bath On campus Full-time
University of Bath 91% 0% 2% - - 173 Bath On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 86% 0% 5% - - 98 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 86% 0% 5% £9250 - 98 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
Kingston University 82% 0% 0% £9250 - 103 Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 55% 1% 7% - - 120 Birmingham On campus Part-time
Newcastle University 88% 5% 5% - - 184 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 75% 0% 5% - - 128 Birmingham On campus Part-time
University of Birmingham 88% 5% 5% - - 184 Birmingham On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 88% 5% 5% - - 184 Manchester On campus Part-time
University of Leeds 88% 5% 5% - - 184 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 84% 0% 0% - - 185 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 71% 10% 3% - - 193 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Teesside University 71% 10% 10% - - 81 Middlesbrough On campus Part-time
University of Birmingham 71% 10% 10% - - 81 Birmingham On campus Part-time
University of Leeds 63% 5% 0% - - 157 Leeds On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 63% 5% 0% - - 157 London On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 64% 2% 4% - - 171 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 88% 5% 5% - - 184 Birmingham On campus Part-time
The University of Manchester 63% 2% 0% - - 171 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Bath 79% 0% 0% - - 169 Bath On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 86% 3% 0% £9250 - 184 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 94% 5% 0% £9250 - 179 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of the West of Scotland 60% 15% 5% - - 149 Paisley On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 64% 0% 5% - - 188 Manchester On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 75% 0% 5% £9250 - 128 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Lancaster University 93% 0% 0% £9250 - 164 Lancaster On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 86% 3% 0% £9250 - 177 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 63% 3% 7% £9250 - 128 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Chester 71% 5% 0% £9250 - 106 Chester On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 75% 0% 5% £9250 - 128 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 84% 0% 0% - - 185 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 61% 6% 5% - - 164 Leeds On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 64% 0% 5% - - 188 Manchester On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 75% 0% 5% £9250 - 128 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 63% 3% 7% £9250 - 128 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Cambridge - 0% 0% - - 209 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 88% 5% 4% - - 197 London On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 63% 3% 7% £9250 - 128 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Heriot-Watt University 87% 0% 0% - - 179 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 70% 0% 0% - - 166 Manchester On campus Full-time
London South Bank University - - 5% £9250 - - London On campus Full-time
Nottingham College - - 5% £8250 £9500 - Nottingham On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast - - 5% £6167 £11600 - Belfast On campus Full-time
New College Swindon - - 5% £7000 £8700 - Swindon On campus Full-time
Cornwall College - - 5% £8600 £9950 - Redruth On campus Full-time
New College Swindon - - 5% £7000 £8700 - Swindon On campus Full-time
University of Bristol - - 5% £4565 £24600 - Bristol On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology - - 5% £4500 £24100 - Loughborough On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 87% 1% 6% - - 146 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 84% 0% 11% £9250 - 131 London On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 86% 3% 0% £9250 - 149 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 75% 0% 10% £9250 - 155 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University - - - £9250 £14500 90 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 74% 0% 3% - - 136 Guildford On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 45% 10% 6% - - 146 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 61% 6% 5% - - 164 Leeds On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 88% 5% 15% - - 128 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Swansea University 63% 10% 10% - - 105 Swansea On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 61% 6% 6% - - 167 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 71% 10% 5% - - 126 Guildford On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 80% 8% 7% £9250 £9250 - 107 Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 61% 6% 5% - - 164 Leeds On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 55% 0% 7% £9250 - 148 Loughborough On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 74% 0% 3% - - 136 Guildford On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 81% 5% 10% £9250 - 129 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 80% 8% 7% £9250 £9250 - 107 Bradford On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 59% 4% 0% £9250 - 143 London On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 71% 10% 5% - - 126 Guildford On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University - - - £9250 £14500 90 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 56% 5% 3% £9250 - 132 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Bath 81% 3% 0% - - 138 Bath On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 88% 5% 15% - - 128 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 81% 5% 10% £9250 - 129 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of Chester 71% 5% 10% £9250 - 87 Chester On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
78 /100
4141 students of Chemical Engineering in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Chemical Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29821 £34421 £39801
25-75 percentile range £25703 - £33007 £27631 - £42945 £30576 - £50016

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29360 £33143 £38655
25-75 percentile range £26001 - £32955 £26783 - £40463 £30147 - £47333

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Chemical Engineering

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Chemical Engineering who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Chemical Engineering

  • Gas and Oil Extraction Companies
  • Nuclear and other Power Generation and Process Industries
  • Manufacturing Industries
  • Engineering Consultancy and Contracting Firms
  • Pollution Control
  • Environmental Protection
  • Energy Conservation
  • Alternative Energy
  • Medical Science
  • Health and Safety

Specialisations within Chemical Engineering

  • Materials Processing
  • Materials Synthesis
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Alternative Energies
  • Biomedical Chemical Engineering
  • Food Engineering
  • Engineering Design

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Chemical Engineering who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Chemical Engineering (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Chemical Engineering at London South Bank University

20% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Process, plant and machine operatives
15% Engineering professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Architects, Chartered Architectural Technologists, Planning
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals

Grading Distribution

Students of Chemical Engineering in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Chemical Engineering

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Chemical Engineering studies:
  • Master of Engineering (Honours) - MEng (Hons)
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Master of Engineering - MEng
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Science (Honours) - Msci (Hons)
  • Master of Chemical Physics - MChemPhys
  • Master of Science (Postgraduate) - MSc (PG)
  • Master of Research - MRes
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - BEng (Hons)
  • Higher National Diploma - HND
  • Bachelor of Engineering - BEng
  • Master of Science (Research) - MSc (Res)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - DPhil
  • Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • PhD with Integrated Study - PhD
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Master of Science (Engineering) - MSc (Eng)
  • Higher National Certificate - HNC

Chemical Engineering at Swansea University received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 5 respondents.

The median salary of graduates of Chemical Engineering was £29821 15 months after graduation, £34421 3 years after graduation and £39801 5 years after graduation.