The "birthplace of chemical engineering", we are the largest school of chemical engineering in the UK. Our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and are taught by world-leading academics, whose knowledge spans a spectrum of specialist areas.

A range of degree options are available. You can choose a chemical engineering core with a wide range of complimentary subjects or opt to supplement your studies with overseas placements or industrial experience.

All of our courses are accredited by The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). So upon completion of your course you will be part of a network of professionals, consisting of more than 35,000 members in 120 countries.

5 reasons to choose
Chemical Engineering at Manchester


Our unrivalled industrial relevance: study at the heart of the UK’s North West manufacturing base and conduct industrial-scale experiments in our brand new £16M pilot plant.


Become a part of the distinguished history of chemical engineering at Manchester by studying at the birthplace of the subject as an academic discipline.


Enjoy graduate employability and salaries higher than any other discipline, apart from medicine/dentistry.  Expect to earn £36,000 per year by your late twenties, rising to £62,500 in your late thirties.


Manchester is a fantastic, vibrant place to live and study - renowned for its welcoming culture - and the University has a society to suit practically every interest.


The chance to engage with the research conducted by academics working at the forefront of science.


Choose a course that lets you integrate a host of scientific disciplines from Maths and Chemistry, to Physics and Biology and permits you to define the processes that allow everyday products to come into existence.



With world leading academics and facilities suitable for industrial scale experiment, our courses offer you the chance to gain the specialist skills needed for various advanced career options.

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