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Chemical engineers play a vital role in finding solutions to 21st-century challenges, such as providing people with clean water, medicines, food and fuel.

Chemical Engineering  graduates from the University of Strathclyde  design and operate industrial processes that turn raw materials into valuable products, minimising their environmental impact.

The Department of Chemical & Process Engineering is one of the largest such departments in the UK. We have strong links with employers worldwide and we're particularly pleased with our graduates’ excellent record of achievement.

Work placement

Our courses prepare you for the international scope of careers in chemical engineering and related areas such as research & development, finance and consultancy. You'll have many opportunities to gain work experience and international placements. Many students carry out their final-year MEng project in industry, with companies ranging from oil and gas consultancies to GSK and Diageo.

You'll have opportunities to work on projects in research groups across Europe, via the Erasmus scheme, and for exchanges to other countries such as the USA, Australia, Canada and South East Asia. We encourage and support students to compete for summer internships with top companies such as BP, and to enter national and international student business and innovation competitions.


Chemical engineers are among the best rewarded engineers globally, and work across all sectors of industry from energy and foods to pharmaceuticals and medicine, as well as branching out into other areas such as finance and management.

The department works closely with the University Careers Service through every year of our course, to support students in building excellent employability skills and portfolios of experience.


Institution of Chemical Engineers

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Process Analysis and Statistics
  • Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer
  • Safety
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory
  • Thermodynamics and Chemical Principles
  • Advanced Mathematics

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General Requirements


Standard entry requirements

  • AAAAB (Maths A, Chemistry B, Physics B)

Advanced Highers

  • Maths, Chemistry and Physics recommended

A Levels

Year 1 entry

  • BBB
  • Typical entry requirements: AAB (Maths, Chemistry/Physics)

Year 2 entry

  • AAB
  • Typical entry requirements: A*AA (Maths, Chemistry/Physics)

International Baccalaureate 

  • 36 (Maths HL6, Chemistry HL5, Physics HL5)

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    20900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20900 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
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  • Rest of UK: £9,250

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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