In 2010, we reached the milestone of 50 years of producing highly employable graduates, many of whom have become leading figures in organisations worldwide. Today our approach to teaching and learning gives our chemical and environmental engineers unique skills that are sought by a range of industries, with consultancy, management and finance sectors valuing our graduates as well as global energy, pharmaceutical and engineering companies.
- The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers
(The Graduate Market in 2013-2016, High Fliers Research)
- We were also ranked as the number one university for job prospects
(Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2015).
The teaching, learning and assessment practices on our chemical engineering courses are recognised by the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) as achieving the highest possible standard. Large numbers of our graduates use the Nottingham degree as the starting point to achieving Chartered Engineer status, and all our staff are members of the IChemE or other professional organisations. We have extensive links to industry through our research activities, past graduates and our work with professional bodies, and we will ensure you have significant exposure to the exciting challenges that are encountered in industry worldwide.
Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UKSPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees.
We strongly encourage you to take advantage of our links with industry and consider an industrial placement during your degree course. This is your chance to:
- develop your skills in an industry setting
- improve your employment prospects – many students secure a graduate job as a direct result of a placement
- make contacts and meet professionals
- earn money
- get a real insight into the industry you are interested in
All of our courses can be taken with a year in industry.
92% of undergraduates from the Department of Chemical Engineering had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £27,011.*
* Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates where were available for employment, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.