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 4th in the UK and 16th in the world for petroleum engineering in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 and 17th in the UK for chemical engineering in the Guardian University Guide 2024. And in the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), we ranked 15th in the UK for ‘*research power’ in engineering.

94 per cent of our undergraduate students and 100 per cent of our postgraduate research students go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes survey 2023).

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


Sustainable novel catalysts for zero-emission combustion of hydrogen and ammonia

Funding information:

Full UK tuition fee waiver Stipend at UKRI rates (£18,622 for 2023-24)

China Scholarship Council-Surrey Awards

Funding information:

Successful candidates will receive full cover of their tuition fee for overseas students for a duration of up to 48 months. Successful candidates will also receive a stipend as prescribed by the Chinese government, and international round trip air fare between China and the UK.

Computer modelling of particle dispersion

Funding information:

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