MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

Manchester is the birthplace of Chemical Engineering, and we continue to excel in its teaching and research. That's why our graduates are highly sought after and a masters level qualification in Advanced Chemical Engineering from Manchester can be your ticket into any number of industries.

Our graduates have progressed to careers in food and drink, chemicals, oil or gas; some have gone into petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, fast-moving consumer goods, energy generation, or waste treatment. Roles for a chemical engineering graduate can vary, including product design, research and development, project management, and manufacturing. You could even use the skills you gain to pursue a career in a non-chemical engineering sector, such as business, finance, marketing, banking, insurance, accountancy, or IT - your job could take you anywhere in the world.

Our graduates have gained roles such as:

  • Professor 
  • CEO 
  • Chemical Engineer 
  • Technical Services Manager 
  • R & D Manager 
  • Managing Director 
  • Browse FLNG Construction Manager 
  • Senior Engineer,Energy Efficiency & Climate Change 
  • Application Engineer 
  • Business President 

Our graduates have secured roles at organisations including:   

  • Masterfoods 
  • Shell Petroleum Development Co 
  • Sales Del Ismto, SA.DE CV 
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 
  • University of Malaya 
  • Bandung State Polytechnic 
  • Özel Inal Ertekin 
  • Bayer Thai Co. Ltd. 
  • Schneider Electric 
  • Cerestar 

What's more, graduate with a degree from us and you'll be in demand among the top graduate employers by attending one of the most targeted universities according to  The Graduate Market in 2021 - High Fliers Research.   

Whatever you decide, you'll be among a cohort of chemical engineering graduates who typically go on to earn more than those progressing from other disciplines.

Careers Service

We are committed to helping you get the best start after graduation. That's why The University of Manchester's  award-winning Careers Service  will continue to support you two years after graduation. 

Department of Chemical Engineering Blog

Explore more about our student's experiences, our alumni and where they are now, and our department  in our blog.

Accrediting organisations

This programme is accredited by the IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers).