Chemical engineering at Nottingham has a long history of collaboration with industry, our graduates consistently gaining the top jobs with major companies. This course equips students with a solid understanding of existing and emerging technologies, advanced design skills and strong skills in research, problem solving and project management, now demanded by employers for the development of chemical processes and products.
Students completing this programme have found jobs in a range of industries, including oil and gas, petrochemicals, food, environmental protection, nanotechnology, consultancy and management.
The programme also aims to provide a strong foundation for further study in PhD level and pursuit of a career in research. The University has a portfolio of doctoral training centres funded by the UK Research Councils. These centres provide cutting-edge doctoral study, combined with a supportive and exciting working environment, in a variety of research areas such a fossil energy, biotechnology and sustainable chemicals processing.
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2014, 97% of postgraduates in the Engineering Faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £28,738 with the highest being £40,000.*
*Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career Prospects and Employability
The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.