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Department of Chemical Engineering

Student in a computer cluster in The Mill

Why study here?

Manchester is the birthplace of chemical engineering, and we continue to excel in its teaching and research.

Why Chemical Engineering at Manchester?

  • Get hands-on in one of the largest purpose-built pilot scale laboratories in Europe.
  • Experience our brand new £400m Home of Engineering and Materials Science with state-of-the-art facilities and study spaces.
  • Ranked 5th in the UK for Chemical Engineering and 8th in Europe (QS World University Rankings 2021)

Studying with us can make you highly employable in a wide range of industries;

  • our location in the heart of the UK's North West manufacturing hub,
  • our links with big companies like Unilever and Siemens,
  • and our excellent experimental facilities.

All this means you will gain the skills and contacts you need for a successful career whatever you decide you do.

Add in the help and advice you will gain from one of the best university careers services in the world, and why would you want to study anywhere else?

Exceptional salaries

The average salary for a Manchester Chemical Engineering graduate fifteen months after graduation is £30,763.

Graduate Outcomes 2019/20

My best memory of Manchester

In an extract from the Chemical Engineering blog, alumni Adil Farooq tells us about his best memories of his time at Manchester, both academic and sporting!