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Chemical Engineering: Why Choose Us?

Our Chemical Engineering degrees are designed to make you an engineer of tomorrow.

We design our double accredited Chemical Engineering degrees in collaboration with industry partners. This means we equip our students with the knowledge and practical skills you need to succeed in this sector.  

Rankings and Statistics

  • 1st in the UK and 8th in the world for sustainable development (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022)
  • 10th in the UK for Chemical Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022)
  • Top 150 in the World for Chemical Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022)
  • 90% of our BEng Chemical Engineering students are in work or further study 15 months after graduation (National Student Survey 2022)

Research Power

The North East of England has the highest concentration of research power anywhere outside London.

The School of Engineering has seen a 69% increase in research power since 2014*, allowing you to benefit from research-led teaching and world-class facilities.

*REF 2021: Research Excellence Framework

Our Global Community

We have a diverse student community with over 100 nationalities. We unite people and cultures, providing you with a truly global student experience.

We’re committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture. Everyone in our engineering community is treated with dignity and respect. You’ll have equal access to opportunities to succeed and reach your potential.

Top 10 Student City

Newcastle is a Top 5 Student City in the UK*, and a Top 40 Student City in the World*. We are a big city in a small space, with a sizeable student population. It's easy to get around and the city is well connected with the Metro rail network. It runs across the city, from the airport to the North Sea coast.

Ranking 5th in the UK for Student Life** and a Top 10 City for Affordability in the UK*, Newcastle has something for everyone, whether it be nightlife, sport, culture, music and more.

*QS Best Student Cities 2024

**Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2022