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At UCL Chemical Engineering you will be taught by lecturers recognised as 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.

What is Chemical Engineering?

Chemical engineering is all about changing raw materials into useful products you use everyday in a safe and cost-effective way. Chemical engineers understand how to alter the chemical and/or physical state of a substance to create anything from face creams to fuels.

Chemical engineers are also involved in the design, modification and operation of processes to produce desirable products, and work across a large variety of sectors including: Energy, Environment, Pharmaceuticals, Oil and Gas, Business and management, Nuclear, Food and drink, Chemicals, Healthcare, Materials, Water, Biotechnology, Process Plant and Equipment, Mining and Minerals.

Undergraduate study

Undergraduate study

Discover our BEng and MEng Undergraduate taught programmes in Chemical Engineering.

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study

Join our MSc programmes in Chemical Process Engineering, Global management of Natural Resources and Sustainable Energy Systems. 

Postgraduate research

Postgraduate research

Discover the MPhil/PhD programmes available across UCL Chemical Engineering.

UCL Chemical Engineering Open Days

Open days

Physical and virtual open days allow prospective students to meet members of staff and learn about our programmes - find out more now. 

Life at UCL Chemical Engineering

Life at Chemical Engineering

Read our student testimonials and discover what it would be like to study at UCL Chemical Engineering.