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. And in the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), we ranked 15th in the UK for ‘*research power’ in engineering.

* Research power is the overall quality of submissions, calculated by grade point average and multiplied by the full-time equivalent number of staff submitted.

Students and graduates

Students and graduates


Quantifying the impact of epidermal turnover on bioavailability of dermally absorbed chemicals

Funding information:

Tuition fee covered at the UK home rate, plus UKRI standard stipend (£17,668 for 2023-24), and consumable and training support for the research.

Digital twin of novel CO2 reduction and utilisation system

Funding information:

This studentship will cover the tuition fee and a tax-free stipend (around £ 16,000 per annum) for three years. Qualified candidate will also be supported to attend professional trainings and domestic/international conferences.

Dispersion of fine particles in liquid

Funding information:

Home student tuition fees will be covered Stipend of £17,668 per year.