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Department of Chemical Engineering

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Careers and employability

Do you want flexibility for your future? A chemical engineering degree will keep your options open.

The most enjoyable aspect of my job is the variety of tasks and projects I get involved in. Each day brings a new challenge and the work never gets boring.

Rachel Perry, Graduate / Development Engineer at ExxonMobil Chemical

Roles for a chemical engineering graduate can be varied - you could be involved in anything from the design of products or research and development, to project management and manufacturing and production - and your job could take you anywhere in the world. According to the latest Graduate Outcomes 2019/20 survey, our Chemical Engineering graduates are earning an average salary of £30,763 fifteen months after graduation.

The University has a fantastic Careers Service and is here to help you make the right decisions. We also run employability events in the Department to inspire and support you onto your chosen career path.