Chemical engineering is the practical application of maths and science to design, develop, and produce everyday products on a large scale - from the food and drink we consume, the energy we use, and the medicines we take.

Our courses

Why choose Chemical Engineering at Loughborough?

Career prospects

Our graduates benefit from an average starting salary of £29,250* and are employed by companies in the food and drink, pharmaceutical, oil and gas industries. The annual skills survey for UK engineering employers highlighted an expected shortfall in skilled engineers to support the UK’s green recovery and net-zero targets, which means Chemical Engineers will be highly sought after for their specialist skills.

Professional accreditation

Our courses are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), the globally recognised industrial body for chemical engineers. Accreditation means that our programmes are benchmarked against high, internationally recognised standards. 

Placement opportunities

You will have the option to undertake a one year paid industrial placement receiving an additional award of a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS). You will be allocated a dedicated placement supervisor to support you and to ensure you get the most out of your placement.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2019-20 graduates. (Average salary 15 months post-graduation – UK domiciled).