Chemical Engineering ranked 7th in the UK
Chemical Engineering at Swansea
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 courses 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
Delyth Williams (CEng, MIChemE), Process 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.
The department was a friendly close knit group that meant valuable working relationships were developed at all levels including lecturers and senior members of the department. In addition the department had many extra-curricular activities that students were actively involved in organising and planning - from the annual cheese and wine party to the more serious industrial training visits".
Chemical Engineering undergraduate degrees
BEng Chemical Engineering / UCAS code H831
MEng Chemical Engineering / UCAS code H801
BEng Chemical Engineering (with a Year in Industry) / UCAS code H832
MEng Chemical Engineering (with a Year in Industry) / UCAS code H890
These courses are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
Chemical Engineering Foundation Year / UCAS code H835
£28,000 is the typical UK starting salary for a graduate chemical engineer
Being highly sought after by industry is reflected in excellent salaries