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Chemical Engineering: Your Learning Experience

We've designed our curriculum with input from the Chemical Engineering industry. Our courses will equip you with the technical and professional skills to become an engineer of tomorrow.

How you’ll learn

Our degrees feature a complementary set of design challenges throughout each stage. You’ll learn about the design of processes and work on integrated sustainable projects as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

From plant and process design to reactor systems, product engineering to process control, you will develop your technical and professional skills and build experience through lab work, projects and problem-solving.

Lake District field course

During your first-year induction week, you’ll join our unique residential field course in the Lake District.

You’ll learn to work with your fellow student engineers and gain an understanding of engineering principles.

It’s the perfect opportunity for you to engage, get to know each other and form friendships.

Learn with support

We care for our students as individuals right from application stage beyond graduation. We'll support you throughout your learning journey, so you can get the support you need, when you need it.

As one of our Student Engineers, you’ll benefit from:

  • an extended induction programme
  • a dedicated Engineering Student Wellbeing Advisor
  • a personal tutor
  • a student buddy system
  • a staff student committee
  • international and exchange tutors
  • our award-winning Careers Service
  • our school employability support

The University also provides student support and wellbeing services, and our Students’ Union has a range of resources available.

Engage with industry

You'll engage with industry from the start of your journey at Newcastle University. You’ll develop the skills and knowledge demanded by the engineering sector.

You’ll gain industry exposure to professional practice through:

  • guest lectures
  • industrially linked projects
  • placements
  • professional events
  • skills modules
  • mock interviews
  • work shadowing
  • summer experiences

You can also take part in a work placement, working at any organisation in the world. You’ll receive support from our dedicated team throughout your placement.

Work placements take place between stage 3 and 4 and are typically 9 – 12 months long. You’ll put your learning into practice and develop your professional expertise.

Study abroad opportunities may also be available, but it will depend on your degree and your eligibility.

Insights from our Chemical Engineering students

Honeyfer is one of our international Chemical Engineering students. We chat with him and find out how he's engaged with the industry during his degree.

He also tells us about his internship, which allowed him to put his learning into practice and develop his professional expertise.

You'll also find out what our Chemical Engineering students do during their studies.

Stu Brew: Chemical Engineering Society

Join some of our extracurricular activities during your course. Put your learning into practice and improve your employability.

Newcastle University’s Stu Brew, Europe’s first student-run brewery, gives you a wide range of skills including enterprise, business, finance and marketing.

You'll also become a part of a growing start-up enterprise.

Our chemistry facilities

Our world-leading research facilities include:

  • a state-of-the-art BioLab
  • Pilot Plant Laboratory
  • Millennium Laboratory
  • dedicated computing suites with industry-standard computer software

Our labs are equipped with a range of experimental rigs, industrial-level instruments and more.

They're designed for a variety of experiments and processes, to cater to students and our researchers.

Tour our facilities

Our facilities video tour takes you around campus and shows you some of our state-of-the-art labs, computer clusters, lecture theatres and more.

Stephenson Building

The phase 1 opening of our redeveloped Stephenson Building is now complete. This £110m investment is a place for innovation and collaboration, featuring:

  • student-led maker space
  • multi-purpose teaching laboratories
  • digital learning spaces
  • blended social learning spaces