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Our reputation

Top 100 university for Chemical Engineering - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

Our reputation

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Find out what our students and alumni think about their time at Leeds

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Undergraduate degrees

Chemical and process engineers help to manage natural resources, protect the environment, control health and safety procedures, and recycle materials, while developing and managing the processes which make the vast range of products we use and take for granted in everyday life. As a chemical and process engineer you could become involved with nuclear industrial companies, environmental departments, local and government agencies, and major funding bodies.

Our degrees

Aviation Technology and Management BSc
Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies BSc
Chemical Engineering MEng, BEng
Chemical and Energy Engineering MEng, BEng 
Chemical and Materials Engineering MEng, BEng
Chemical and Nuclear Engineering MEng, BEng
Petroleum Engineering MEng, BEng

Our reputation

We’re ranked fourth in the UK for Chemical Engineering by the Guardian League Table 2017.

Research-based degrees

We have an active research environment which enables us to offer a range of exciting courses taught by experts who are leaders in their fields. You’ll be directly engaged in research through substantial individual and team-based project work – giving you access to our specialist facilities.  

Industry-relevant courses

Our Industrial Advisory Committee helps ensure our courses are up-to-date with the modern practices and techniques that will enable you to succeed in industry upon graduation. Many of our Chemical Engineering courses are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Flexible degrees

Our Chemical Engineering courses share a common first two years. This means you have the freedom to switch courses up until the end of your second year. You also have the option of extending your studies through the Study Abroad and industrial placement year options. 

Hands-on learning

Laboratory classes, project work and fieldwork allow you to gain hands-on experience, investigating and applying material from your lectures and tutorials to real-life work situations.

Rewarding careers

88% of our recent graduates have successfully secured employment or gone on to further study within six months of graduating (latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey).

Harry Newton - MEng Chemical Engineering

The wide range of different applications and modules that you learn at Leeds has made me actually realise how big and important chemical engineering is in the world.
Harry Newton