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 2016, 94.2% of postgraduates in the faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £31,959 with the highest being £100,000.
*Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates, 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career Prospects and Employability
The University of Nottingham has been named as the best university in the UK for graduate employment, by the 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.
* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research.