Chemical and process engineering

Chemical engineers are transforming industries and the world we live in – from creating new biodegradable plastics and improving recycling methods, to developing more cost-effective drugs.

A degree in chemical engineering will inspire and challenge you to cultivate pioneering solutions to global problems.

Surrey’s £1.7 million chemical engineering facility also makes us one of the few universities in the world where you can experience operating a complete chemical engineering process.

We're ranked 5th in the UK and 18th in the world for petroleum engineering in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.

Students and graduates

Students and graduates


Waste and biomass valorisation PhDs

Funding information:
UKRI stipend (e.g. £16,062 for 2022/23) Home fees covered (UK candidates only) £3,000 Research Training Support Grant £3,000 Bench fees

Environmental remediation of persistent organic pollutants, per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances

Funding information:
UKRI stipend (e.g. £16,062 for 2022/23), home fees covered (for students with UK, EU pre-settled or settled status or indefinite leave to remain), £3,000 Research Training Support Grant and £3,000 Bench fees.

Optimisation and system design for bespoke dual function materials for direct air carbon capture and utilisation

Funding information:
Full tuition fee waiver p.a. (UK and international students) and stipend at UKRI rates p.a. (currently at £15,609). Excellent international students are encouraged to apply, and full funding can be obtained depending on the quality of the application.