Chemical engineering integrates chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology to design and develop the processes behind nearly every product from foods to fuels. This is achieved by changing the chemical, physical, and/or biochemical states of substances.

  • Chemical Engineering at Aberdeen is ranked 7th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland by the Complete University Guide 2022.
  • General Engineering at Aberdeen is ranked 12th in the UK and 1st in Scotland by The Guardian’s Best UK Universities, 2021.

Our Degrees

We offer a range of Chemical Engineering degrees which you can read more about below.

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Chemical engineering is at the heart of increasing our quality of life, developing new sources of energy, and improving our environment and the impact of our existence on it. For instance, chemical engineering contributes to the manufacturing of new drugs at affordable costs, the production of daily consumables ranging from toothpaste to milk products, production of energy from traditional and renewable sources, and addressing environmental problems including pollution of water and air and global warming via more efficient processes or even environmental remediation.

Chemical engineers are sought after across a broad spectrum of industries. Bioenergy to beer, catalysis to clothing, chemicals to consumer goods, education to energy, finance to fermentation, foods to fuels, management to mining, oil to ore, paper to pharmaceuticals, waste to water; chemical engineers are everywhere and have an impact on most of the things we use and do.

By studying chemical engineering with us you’ll learn from a team of engineers with wide-ranging interests and expertise and have contact with both academics and practising engineers. You’ll be able to interact with industry from the moment you begin your degree. You’ll benefit from our newly refurbished chemical engineering teaching and research laboratories and have access to industry-standard software.

Our 4-year Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) programmes are accredited as fully meeting the educational requirements for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially meeting the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng). After the first two years, students on the four-year Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) have the opportunity to pursue the 5-year Masters of Engineering in their chosen discipline.

Undergraduate EU Scholarship

The Aberdeen Global Undergraduate Scholarship is open to European Union (EU) students.

This is an £8,000 tuition fee discount available to eligible self-funded Undergraduate students who would have previously been eligible for Home (Scottish/EU) fee status.

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