Department of Chemical Engineering
Total expected intake
150 (2023 entry)
Applications : Admissions ratio
6 : 1 (based on 2021 entry data)
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
1st in the UK (Engineering) – based on the proportion of world-leading research
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
1st in the UK
Why choose Chemical Engineering at Imperial?
Chemical engineers turn raw materials into the products we use everyday, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear and the energy that powers our world.
We were the first chemical engineering department in the country, and we’re still leading the way today with cutting-edge facilities, like the world’s most advanced Carbon Capture Pilot Plant in an educational facility.
But our pride and pioneering reputation really comes from our amazing people: those who have studied and taught here in the past, and those who will in the future. People like you.
Studying chemical engineering at Imperial will give you access to unrivalled expertise and a hands-on experience of invaluable practical skills.
A high level of industry input means our curriculum stays right at the cutting edge. It also means we can offer lots of guest talks and lectures, industry-led projects, sponsorship of prizes and options for amazing vacation placements.
Where could your degree take you?
Our graduates pursue a wide choice of careers in the process, energy and healthcare industries, and in companies involved in the design and construction of chemical plants. Many have also entered research organisations, public utilities, consultancy and IT.
Recent graduates have become...
- Graduate Scientist, National Nuclear Laboratory
- Investment Banking Analyst, Deutsche Bank
- Supply Chain Coordinator, International oil and gas company
- Software Engineer Analyst, JPMorgan Chase
- Chemical Engineer, BP
Explore our courses
Four-year courses (270 ECTS):
- MEng Chemical Engineering (UCAS code H801)
- MEng Chemical Engineering with a Year Abroad*
- MEng Chemical with Nuclear Engineering*
* Apply initially for MEng Chemical Engineering (H801)
The Department will award scholarships of £6,000–8,000 per year to up to ten applicants, who are identified as widening participation applicants at the point of application.
If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your student visa. Please visit our International Student Support webpage for further information.