Chemical and process engineering

At Surrey we are ranked in the top five for chemical engineering in the Guardian University Guide 2019 and 4th for overall satisfaction in the Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering category of the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018. But it’s what’s behind these rankings that are the real reasons to study or research chemical and process engineering at Surrey.

Surrey is one of the few universities in the world offering students the chance to experience the complete chemical engineering process. Our new £1.7m chemical engineering facility includes a fully operational pilot process plant, allowing you to use the kind of state-of-the-art equipment found in the field.

Developed in consultation with industry, our courses will enable you to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world challenges during your Professional Training placement. We help our students secure placements with leading companies such as ExxonMobil, Fluor Corporation and GlaxoSmithKline. Such as Matt Prescott and Reshma Varghese, who both worked for Crondall Energy, Gareth Coffin who did his placement at Mondelēz International, and Matthew Paddley who gained experience at EDF Energy. Our students achieve so much during their time on placement we even host our own Industry Day to celebrate their achievements.

Combining exceptional facilities with teaching from research-active academics, this course will prepare you for a fulfilling career in chemical engineering industries. But what is a career in this field really like? You can learn more from Surrey alumni Suzie Ferguson, who is Carbon Capture Technical Lead at a multinational engineering company. With so many exciting opportunities out there, where could a Surrey degree take you?

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