Chemical engineers are responsible for the development, design and operation of processes that produce materials and products that we all depend on, from processes such as the fresh water and gas supplies to our homes, to products such as polymers, fertilisers, fuels, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, paints, silicon chips, synthetic skin and many more. In all fields the chemical engineer needs to balance the need to manufacture products economically with meeting safety and environmental requirements. Chemical engineers play a leading role in new and emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, carbon capture, the production of renewable fuels, and increasingly work at the interface between engineering and the life sciences. These novel areas are reflected in the range of option courses available to our students. Chemical engineers need a very broad range of skills and often interact with engineers from other disciplines and sciences. If you are interested in mathematics and chemistry, and want to solve real problems that affect all our lives, chemical engineering may be for you. All students are encouraged to undertake relevant work-experience during their degree and we work closely with the Careers Service to advertise internship opportunities and arrange company presentations.