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Chemical Engineering: Your Learning Experience

Here at Newcastle you are a Student Engineer, not an Engineering Student. Right from day one, you’re on course to becoming a professional engineer with a world of opportunities.

Your learning will include both the theory and practical application of chemical engineering. You'll get the chance to work within our very own pilot plant, providing you with a real-world experience.

Supporting you

You'll flourish as a part of our inspiring, supportive and challenging environment.

You'll be supported by personal tutors, stage tutors, degree tutors, and student buddies within our School.

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

Engage with industry

You'll engage with industry in a number of ways and attend guest lectures, and you'll take part in industrial projects and placements. You'll have access to in-school support, as well as support from our award-winning Careers Service.

Optional work placement

You may also have the opportunity to enhance your employability by spending up to a year on an optional work placement. Accepting a work placement will extend the duration of your degree by a year. This option won't be available to you if you choose to study abroad in your final year. 

Study abroad

In your final year, you complete an individual design project and a substantial research project.

With the agreement of the Degree Programme Director, you can carry out a research project at one of our partner universities in Europe or worldwide. Locations include Australia and Singapore.

World-class facilities and living laboratories

We have a wide range of Chemical Engineering facilities for teaching and research.

We are one of the few Universities in the UK to have a pilot plant laboratory, which has recently been upgraded. You'll learn how to use industrial apparatus in this laboratory.

Our labs have an interactive video teaching system. You'll learn how to use industry-standard chemical engineering software in our dedicated computing suites.