**Summary**: This degree includes an integrated foundation year if you do not have the appropriate subjects and/or grades for entry to year one of the degree and it also includes a work placement year prior to your final year of study. 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. **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.