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Course overview

Chemical engineers develop innovative processes to turn raw materials into useful products like fuels, plastics, foods and medicines. They are also leading efforts to make the modern world a cleaner, safer and more sustainable place to live. On this course you will learn the key set of chemical engineering principles and understand how to use them for a huge range of applications, such as eliminating harmful emissions of greenhouse gases or turning living cells into tiny factories for making life-saving drugs.

Start Date
September, 2017
  • Thornton Science Park
3 Years

Why Study Chemical Engineering with us?

You will be at the heart of a modern industrial research centre, working with state-of-the-art industrial research facilities previously used as Shell’s main Research and Development centre in the UK. 

Situated at the attractive Thornton Science Park, adjacent to Britain’s second largest oil refinery, we also enjoy close links with many innovative chemical engineering companies both on-site and nearby. 

Our course has been designed in consultation with major recruiters of chemical engineering graduates, and all students complete work placements. 

We have a strong, supportive culture underpinned by interactive, problem-based learning delivered by research-active faculty.

Thornton Science Park

By studying at Thornton Science Park, you'll be guaranteed student accommodation on, or close to, our residential Parkgate Road Campus during your first year.

Formerly the Shell Technology Centre, Thornton Science Park remains at the forefront of scientific research and development. With some of the most cutting-edge learning spaces available, it takes the lead in education innovation across the county.

As a student studying at Thornton, you’ll have access to a range of high-quality industry standard facilities, including modern purpose-built laboratories; professional engineering software; computer programming languages and authoring tools; a specialist science and engineering library; licensed design and development software, and Windows and Mac computer suites. As Thornton operates as a working science park, you’ll find a variety of science and technology-based companies on-site, giving you plenty of opportunities to gain valuable industry experience as you study.

And if that’s not enough, by studying at Thornton Science Park you’ll be guaranteed student accommodation on, or close to, our residential Parkgate Road Campus during your first year. With a free shuttle bus in place to transport you between campuses, and a variety of recreational facilities available, such as the café and restaurant, fitness centre, all-weather pitch and game zone, your Thornton experience will not only be rewarding, but enjoyable too. 

Life in Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

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