Chemical engineering

As a chemical engineering student, you will gain the knowledge and skills to work as a professional engineer using state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and simulation software on our Medway Campus.

Understand the world, then change it

Could you be a catalyst for change, like Shivani? Watch our chemical engineer in action around our high-tech laboratories.

Our courses

You can study chemical engineering full-time, part-time, take a sandwich course with an industry placement, or apply for our four-year course which leads to a Master’s degree. We also offer an extended degree, which includes a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

Discover our Medway Campus

The Faculty of Engineering and Science is located in Chatham, Kent. Get a sense of what our Medway Campus is all about.

Communities and societies

Our active student-led societies offer a space for personal and academic growth, as well as new opportunities to make lasting friendships. Students can take part in activities throughout the year, both through the department and via the wider Students’ Union.

Take a Virtual Tour

Our virtual tours are a great way to get a feel for where you'll be studying. Explore the facilities we have on offer below.

Research and partnerships

Chemical engineering academics are currently researching a range of areas including particle technology, desalination, additive manufacturing, food engineering, and sustainable design.

Free public lectures in science and engineering

Our GREat Talks series in science and engineering is delivered by top academics discussing their research.

Join us as a research student

If you have a research proposal related to chemical engineering, we can help you apply to the university and find the appropriate supervisor.


Working with industry

Our expert staff, industry-standard facilities and research expertise can help your business grow.

Find out more

Greenwich Research & Enterprise


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