Developing new processes for producing specialist materials, such as plastics, lightweight metal alloys and nanomaterials, is an emerging trend in the chemical industry for a wide variety of industrial and consumer applications. Covering all these areas, the degree is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills for a career in the chemical, materials and related industries. You’ll gain a good grounding in the fundamental science and mathematical concepts that underpin chemical engineering, such as thermodynamics and the principles of process engineering. Specialised modules will also give you a thorough understanding of materials-related topics like structural materials and nano-materials. Each year of the course also gives you the chance to take part in project work, equipping you with the range of professional skills you’ll need in your future career.