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Why study Chemical Engineering?

Posted 16 July 2018
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Chemical engineers apply scientific principles to turn raw materials into new products. For example the process of creating food and drink, medicine and fuel all require chemical engineering. Problem solving skills and teamwork, plus a background in physics and maths are key skills needed to be a chemical engineer. 

Why study BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering at Strathclyde?

  • Study at one of the largest chemical engineering departments in the UK 
  • The Department of Chemical Engineering is ranked in the top 10 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Professional accreditation by the Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • Links with many industrial partners allowing students to complete summer internships with top companies such as BP.

The largest engineering faculty in Scotland

Chemical engineering careers 

Career opportunities for chemical engineers include:

  • Petroleum engineer
  • Polymer scientist
  • Process engineer
  • Surface operations engineer 
  • Graduate commissioning engineer 
  • Technical support engineer. 

Recent Strathclyde graduates have gone on to work at companies including: BP, Essar Oil, GSK, Glenmorangie, Marathon Oil Corporation and Sabic. 

Find out how you can prepare for this degree with the Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Engineering and Sciences. There is also the opportunity to apply for a combined foundation and undergraduate scholarship

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