“There is an opportunity for universities to invest in chemical engineering as a growing and in-demand subject that has high-employability.”
(Source: David Brown, Chief Executive – IchemE)
Throughout your degree, you develop many of the marketable attributes required of a modern professional engineer, including: working in teams; project planning, project management and presentation of progress and results; the role of the professional engineer; modern industrial management techniques; and the wider perspective of society and sustainability.
A Chemical Engineering degree will equip you with skills that are easily transferable and highly sought-after across multiple industries. Whether you choose to manage projects, develop products or improve processes a varied career is open to you – and that could be anywhere in the world. Over the past year, the process industries have sought around 16,000 new employees in the North East alone.
The year in industry spent on a placement is designed to enhance career prospects and make the progression from study to employment seamless. In many cases, the experience and contacts gained during your BEng can lead to job offers upon graduation.
The average annual starting salary for a UK chemical engineering graduate is £28,000. Chemical engineering graduates have the highest average starting salary of any engineering discipline in the UK, and the second-highest overall. With a shortage of skilled people and the potential for career growth, the sector is highly attractive for graduates.
Recent Hull graduates have become science, engineering or technology professionals; others have gone on to work in management, IT and teaching. Job roles for Chemical Engineers include design engineers, project engineers, research and development engineers and operations engineers.
The University has very strong links with industry and our courses are backed by six industrial companies. We are already working with Green Port Hull, and engineering giant Siemens is investing more than £160 million in wind turbine production in East Yorkshire. These links enable you to embark upon a unique year’s placement.