Chemical Engineering


About the Department of Chemical Engineering

Situated in the heart of London on the main campus of UCL (University College London), the department is one of the top research and teaching Chemical Engineering departments in the UK, achieving world class standing.

Research is a major departmental activity with 90% of staff rated as world leading or of internationally excellent quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) carried out by HEFCE.

The Department offers a range of first degree and post-graduate programmes in chemical engineering. These include four-year MEng degrees, some giving the opportunity for one-year's study abroad in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, or the USA, a three-year BEng, a one-year MSc in Chemical Process Engineering, a one-year MSc in Global Management of Natural Resources, as well as a full PhD programme. All our taught-course programmes are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Our department is proud to have held an Athena Swan Silver Award since 2009, following a Bronze award in 2006. Visit our Equalities and Diversity page for further details of our activities.

For further information on the history of our department, please look at the Timeline of our department's history and the profiles of our department's icons below.

Sir William Ramsay


A. J. V. Underwood

Fenske Equation

Philip C. Carman

carman-kozeny equation