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As populations grow and resources and energy reserves decline, the demand for chemical engineers is increasing. Whether you focus on developing future energy solutions, controlling pollution or protecting our environment, your future as a chemical engineer is bright.
Our changing world needs more chemical engineers!
What is chemical engineering?
Many everyday items we take for granted involve chemical engineering during some stage of their production. Computer chips, mobile phones, petrol, paper, coffee and clean power - just to name a few.
Chemical engineering has its basis in chemistry, physics and mathematics. It is also developed from other branches of engineering, applied sciences, biological sciences and economics.
What do chemical engineers do?
Chemical engineers invent, develop and design processes that convert raw materials into useful products - with minimal environmental impact. A chemical engineer might:
Chemical engineering streams
At Level 3, you can choose to specialise in one of the following engineering streams.
Careers in chemical engineering
A degree in chemical engineering leads to a wide range of careers - traditionally in the chemical, manufacturing, petrochemical and mining industries.
But today, the demand for chemical engineers is more extensive, with opportunities in computing, electronics, food, clothing, pharmaceuticals and more.