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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.

  • Thornton Science Park
UCAS Code
8H15
Duration
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.

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 3rd June
  • Saturday 14th October
  • Saturday 28th October

Warrington Dates

  • Thursday 15th June
    (Open Evening)
  • Saturday 21st October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Thursday 8th June
    (Open Evening)
  • Saturday 21st October
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Thornton Science Park

Thornton Science Park is home to the Faculty of Science and Engineering and is the study base for students studying Engineering, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science courses.

Our Thornton Science Park is based just outside of Chester, and is a major research and innovation hub. Formerly the site of the Shell Technology, Exploration and Research Centre, its takeover by the University has created the opportunity to apply the Centre’s legacy to the continuation of innovation and research in science and engineering in the North West.

For Engineering students there are purpose-built facilities donated to the University of Chester by Shell, used for problem-based learning. For Natural Sciences students there are purpose-built laboratories equipped to give you the best practical experience and learning opportunities, and you will also be working alongside active researchers and industrial partners. For Computer Science students there is access to a range of fully licensed design and development software, Windows and Mac computer suites, games area in the library to play computer games, software for 3D modelling, graphics programming, game engine programming, computational analysis and programming. Meanwhile, Mathematics students will be supported by the use of the most up-to-date computer facilities available.

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.

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an undergraduate Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Admissions