MEng Chemical Engineering / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

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Career opportunities

Kirsty Donovan, Alumni

Manchester prepared me for a challenging career in nuclear decommissioning.

The proactive learning style has benefited me when pursuing opportunities in my career. There is also an international recognition of the standard of Manchester Chemical Engineering graduates that has given me a good base to build on.

Kirsty Donovan / Process Engineer, Selafield Ltd

A chemical engineering degree from Manchester can be your ticket into any number of industries. You might, for example, progress to a career in food and drink, chemicals, oil or gas; or you could move into petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, fast-moving consumer goods, energy generation or waste treatment. The possibilities are endless - especially if you choose to specialise in areas of advanced chemical engineering with the four-year MEng degree.

Your future could lie in design, operations, or as a consultant. Or, you might head down the path of research and development. 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.

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. Find out more about our chemical engineering graduates .

A degree from The University of Manchester can lead to a number of new and exciting opportunities. Find out about our graduates and their advice for you. 

Accrediting organisations

Accredited by Institution of Chemical Engineers