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Chemical Engineering courses


The University of Hull is the region’s premier provider of chemical engineering degrees and our programmes are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Chemical Engineering is ranked 11th Overall in the UK and Top 10 for Teaching Quality and Student Satisfaction**.

Foundation year

Gives you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree if you don’t quite meet the academic entry requirements.

Study abroad

We have partnerships with universities across the globe. Depending on your course, you can study for one trimester, or a full year, in another country.

Industrial placement

Work in industry as part of your degree. Depending on your course, you can spend part of your degree on placement. See your course page for specific details.

Integrated Masters

Some courses combine undergraduate and postgraduate study. The integrated Masters year is an extra year after your standard degree.


  • Chemical Engineering

    Further your knowledge and boost career prospects by applying for our BEng Chemical Engineering degree, and learn alongside industry leaders.

Postgraduate Taught

  • MSc Artificial Intelligence


    Advance your knowledge of artificial intelligence and get ready to lead in this fast-moving field on our part-time, online MSC Artificial Intelligence course.

Postgraduate Research

  • Engineering research degrees

    Choose to study an MSc by Thesis or a PhD research degree in Engineering at Hull. Benefit from a wide range of expertise, experience and facilities.


"I love seeing how machinery and chemical reactions work together."

Joshua Jones
BEng Chemical Engineering


You'll be studying in the heartland of the UK’s expanding renewables sector. And you'll have access to some of the country’s best industrial training facilities. What's more, we pride ourselves on the friendly, supportive atmosphere that we provide for our students.

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Chemical Engineering at Hull is ranked 4th in the UK for academic support and assessment and feedback*, and 9th for overall student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2023**


Our degrees are accredited the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and have been developed to meet the academic criteria for registration as a Chartered Engineer.


Train at the £8-million Centre for Assessment of Technical Competency Humber (CATCH), a realistic industrial environment, internationally recognised as a best-in-class facility.


Chemical engineering is the second highest-paid profession for new graduates, after dentistry (The Complete University Guide). And the Humber region is home to more than 350 companies involved in the chemical industry. So you won't go short of opportunities once you graduate.

69,000 - the annual shortfall of engineers and technicians (Engineering UK Report 2017)


Our research

Our research addresses some of the biggest issues of modern times. Being part of a general engineering department, we can assemble a diverse and complementary range of expertise, experience and facilities to solve problems and change lives for the better.

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The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now - we'd love to meet you.


* National Student Survey (NSS) 2022, HEIs only.

** The Complete University Guide 2023

The Guardian University Rankings 2023

(6th) The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023