Undergraduate courses

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.

Find a course

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

If you are interested in joining our undergraduate programmes and have informal enquiries please contact our Admissions Tutor, Dr Katie Costello.

Find out more about applying to Surrey.

Graduate outcomes

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The Graduate Outcomes survey 2020 found that 96% of Surrey undergraduates are in work or further education.*

This is the largest survey of employment and further study outcomes for UK graduates.

*UK domiciled graduates of full-time, undergraduate qualifications, in full-time employment, from higher education institutions.

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 750 Placements) at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2021; we will support you with your application and ensure you are gaining the experience you need in a supportive environment.

Placement companies

In recent years our students have undertaken placements with the following companies:

  • Air Products
  • Arup
  • Atkins
  • BAE Systems
  • BMW
  • Caterpillar Inc
  • Crondall Energy
  • Consultants Ltd
  • EDF Energy
  • Estee Lauder
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Fluor
  • GE
  • GE (Baker Hughes)
  • Grace
  • GSK
  • HMD Pumps/Sundyne
  • Infineum
  • IntecSEA
  • Isle Utilities
  • Jacobs DE
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Magma Global
  • Merck Chemicals Ltd
  • Mini
  • Mondelez International Inc
  • MSD
  • Pfizer
  • PT Croda Indonesia
  • RedT energy
  • Rekayasa Industrial
  • Rolls Royce
  • Scitech
  • Thames Water
  • Timet UK Ltd
  • Total
  • Tripatra Engineering
  • Unilever
  • Virgin Media
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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.

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.

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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.

Undergraduate guide

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