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 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.
What our students say
Chemical process engineering at Surrey
We are proud of our established history as the oldest continuing chemical engineering programme in England and can offer a great learning experience with our Fluor pilot plant. We are home to ground-breaking research in areas from water processing to carbon capture, boasting excellent links with industry across chemical engineering sectors.