Chemical Engineering

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


Our BEng, MEng and MSc degrees are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Accreditation   IChemE internationally accredited degree

Industry Experience

Year In Industry

Many of our students at Swansea University choose to spend a Year in Industry as part of their degree, which can have huge benefits for the company involved and the student working within the company. 

A Year in Industry can be taken as part of a BEng or MEng degree programme.

As part of your undergraduate course, a Year in Industry can provide a great enhancement to your degree and future career.

Get more information about our Year in Industry here.

We also offer Year Abroad schemes too - find out more about these on the Aerospace course pages.


Through Swansea University's Paid Internship Network we seek to connect our students to employers for graduate level placements. We offer paid internships between June and September each summer. All participating students receive a free employability master-class and are assessed via a mandatory employability assessment centre. 

Find more information about our Work Placements here.

‌The International Development Office have opportunities for students to gain international work experience and take part in work abroad programmes as part of the degree (depending on scheme). Summer work placements are also available. Find out more about working abroad here.

Daniel Eade, Process Engineer for Valero

Daniel Eade

"Since graduating I took some time doing volunteer work on low cost water treatment facilities in Siem Reap in Cambodia.

I am now working as a Process Engineer for Valero at their Pembroke refinery, and my next goal is to become chartered.

It is still my desire to be in a position of leadership within oil and gas, so I'm just going to continue to work hard, and continue to take any opportunities that will allow me to develop into a leader in the oil and gas sector."

Daniel is pictured with his Salters' Graduate Prize, presented by Lord Sainsbury of Turville and Mr Chris Russell, Master of the Salters' Company.