Our courses are designed to keep pace with real world chemical engineering issues and will prepare you to meet the challenges in the many industries you will have direct application to, such as petrochemicals, healthcare, oil and pharmaceuticals.

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We are proud to say that our courses are internationally accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

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Outstanding teaching

Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Surrey delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

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Professional Training placements

All of our undergraduate courses offer Professional Training placements, which involve taking time out of studying to work in industry. You can do a placement here in the UK or you have the option to do your placement abroad.

Professional Training is about providing you with “real world” experience so that you are prepared for life after graduation. The placement usually takes place in the penultimate year of undergraduate study.

Recognised as the Best University Placement Service (Over 500 Placements) at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2019; we will support you with your application and ensure you are gaining the experience you need in a supportive environment.

Placement companies

We partner with over 2,300 national and international businesses of all sizes and across all sectors such as ExxonMobil, Fluor Corporation and GlaxoSmithKline.

Study abroad

You have the opportunity to acquire international experience as part of your studies, by taking advantage of exchange agreements with our partner universities.

Locations of our partner universities include Australia, New Zealand, United States, Korea, and Singapore.

Take a virtual tour

We have the Fluor Pilot Plant facility which gives students access to state-of-the-art equipment that replicates what they will eventually use in industry. This facility is a key part of our undergraduate courses in chemical engineering.

Hear from our students Ishanki De Mel and Zarif Shafiei talking about the plant.

Helping you progress

We offer employability and careers support to help get you ready for life after university. We will help with your career journey, whether that be by offering a placement in industry, providing extracurricular study or support for those wanting to become an entrepreneur.

Scholarships and bursaries

Discover how we may be able to support your studies with a host of bursaries and scholarships directly from the University of Surrey and external providers.

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