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Chemical Engineering

Delyth Williams (CEng, MIChemE), Refinery Chemical Engineer at the Phillips 66 Humber oil refinery, Chemical Engineering graduate

Delyth says: "My time at Swansea gave me four years of fantastic experiences that have served me well in the challenging environment of the oil industry. Not only did Swansea give me the engineering skills required to progress with a career in the oil industry, it also provided me with many key life skills."

Find out more about our Chemical Engineering graduates and their careers.

Chemical Engineering at Swansea University

Chemical Engineering is 4th in the UK for its student satisfaction and 7th in the UK for its research quality, according to The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016.

From authoring definitive text books on chemical engineering to finding solutions to the world's water shortages, Swansea University has a proud tradition delivering pioneering innovative process engineering solutions.   

Our engineering degrees build on established chemical engineering areas with application to energy, health, food, water and the environment.

One of our major strengths is our close and extensive involvement with local, national and international engineering companies, which includes:

- Acordis - Astra Zeneca - Avecia - BP Chemicals - Bulmers - Dow Corning - GlaxoSmithKline - Nestle - Murco - Phillips 66 - Unilever - Valero

Recent Year in Industry student placements have included the following companies:

- Dow Corning - Valero - Huntsman - Imerys - Murco - Solutia