Summary: This degree includes an integrated foundation year for you if you don’t have the appropriate subjects and/or grades for direct entry to year 1 of the degree. The foundation year helps you develop your knowledge in mathematics and other important subjects to enable you to proceed confidently through the remainder of the programme. Course details: Chemical engineers are involved in a diverse range of work from extracting oil and gas, to designing and building cleaner nuclear power plants. Skilled engineers are highly sought and can achieve high earnings. Starting salaries for graduate chemical engineers can be as high as £28,000, increasing to £70,000+ when a senior level is reached (prospects.ac.uk, 2015). After the course: Chemical engineers are employed worldwide in activities including research and development, design and plant operation. They are involved in a wide range of sectors, from the utilities, construction and defence, chemicals to oil and pharmaceuticals.