Chemical engineers turn chemical discoveries into safe, affordable and sustainable processes for the manufacture of products essential in a modern society. As a chemical engineer, you could be in demand all over the world working to meet global challenges in matters of health, environment and energy.
- What is Chemical Engineering?
Chemical engineers apply scientific and technological expertise to develop processes which alter the chemical, physical, or biochemical state of materials. With an emphasis on safety, sustainability and cost-effectiveness, as a chemical engineer, your skills will be in demand worldwide for the manufacture of essential products.
- Chemical Engineering at UCL
UCL’s Department of Chemical Engineering is one of the best in the country. You will be taught by lecturers recognised as international leaders in their field. The department offers an impressive national and international network of industrial contacts and has strong collaborative links with other university departments in the UK and abroad. The degree is part of an integrated programme across engineering providing opportunities to broaden your horizons through interactions with other disciplines.
There is also the flexibility to choose the fine details of your individual degree options gradually as you progress through the programme. The department hosts the Centre for CO2 Technology – the hub of energy and CO2 technology development in the department, and a focus for energy research at UCL. The department is also a partner in the Centre for Process Systems Engineering, UCL CoMPLEX and the UCL Materials Chemistry Centre.
The department offers both BEng and MEng undergraduate programmes. Our programmes are designed to be flexible. You will start on a core programme, but as you progress through your degree you will have a variety of options that you can select as you gain a better understanding of the field and what interests you – you don’t have to make your mind up now.
Do you need financial support?
The Gwen Macdonald Bursary aims to assist prospective undergraduate students studying Chemical Engineering at UCL with maintenance costs (£10,416.66 per year). There will be one bursary available for academic year 2017/2018 .
For eligibility requirements please visit our Gwen Macdonald Bursary webpage.
Use the links on the right to explore our programmes. Information on entry requirements and how to apply can be found on the UCL Prospective Students website.
Our academic staff will be available online to answer all your questions about the application process, course content, research opportunities, financial support and career destinations of UCL graduates.
You can also find out what it is like to study at UCL by viewing our past student profiles.