Chemical engineers play a crucial role in many aspects of our everyday life. They are employed across a wide range of sectors helping with the management of resources, the protection of the environment, and the control of health and safety procedures, while developing and managing the processes that make the products we desire or depend on.
Our graduates are targeted by prestigious and high-profile organisations from sectors including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, oil and gas, water, environment, biotechnology, and food and drink.
International opportunities are available for experienced graduates with an interest in working outside the UK. Past graduates have built and run plants in the Far East, operated water treatment processes in the Gulf, and developed catalysts in Chicago.
Chemical Engineering is a degree that is well-respected in industry and commerce. The wide scope of the training and skills you receive in your degree studies is highly valued by many different organisations and opens up opportunities in careers ranging from ground-breaking research and consultancy, to business and management.
Our extensive network of industry contacts enables us to equip our students with the necessary skills and experience to secure challenging and rewarding graduate employment.
Find out what recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation:
Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK. 93.4% of our 2011 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating. More than three quarters (78.7%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate level position.
We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+ which enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.