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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.

We are proud to be the only university in the country to have achieved a perfect 100% score for overall student satisfaction in the recent 2017 National Student Survey in the subject area of Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering.

Study Option
Full-time
  • Thornton Science Park
UCAS Code
51H7
Duration
4 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

Our Faculty of Science and Engineering is based at Thornton Science Park just outside Chester. Formerly the site of the Shell Technology, Exploration and Research Centre, the campus continues the legacy of innovation in science and engineering in the North West.

The 66-acre site features purpose-built laboratories and industrial facilities to provide the best practical experience and learning opportunities. There are up-to-date computer facilities featuring fully licensed engineering, design and development software, Windows and Mac computer suites, a dedicated Games Zone and the on-site Sutton library.

Outside of lectures and practical sessions, you can make use of a variety of recreational spaces including a coffee bar and restaurant, fitness centre and all-weather pitch. A free shuttle bus is provided to transport students to and from Parkgate Road Campus, Chester.

Thornton is a working science park with a number of science and technology-based companies located on site, so students have the opportunity to gain a first-hand insight into working in a professional and career-focused environment.

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.

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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 14th October
  • Saturday 28th October

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 21st October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 21st October
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