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Chemical Engineering degrees abroad

Chemical engineering is the science of converting raw materials into useful products, processes, or technologies. It involves elements of chemistry, biology, engineering, mathematics, economics, and physics.

The field of chemical engineering has expanded in recent decades to accommodate the increasing global demand for renewable energy, clean water and sanitation, pharmaceuticals, food manufacturing processes, and artificial materials. You’ll study every stage of the chemical engineering chain, from molecular-level laboratory work, to technological implementation at manufacturing plants.

By studying chemical engineering abroad, you could be at the forefront of exciting international advancements in the sector. You’ll see how multinational companies are designing, developing, and manufacturing new products for human consumption. You’ll network with industry experts, improve your employability, and make new friends on the adventure of a lifetime.

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Chemical Engineering program structure

The content and duration of your studies will depend on the type of chemical engineering program you select. Undergraduates can choose to study a bachelor of engineering (BEng) program over three or four years, or a master of engineering (MEng) qualification over four or five years.

Although these courses initially share similar modules and content, MEng students will ultimately study a wider range of topics in greater depth. Only students with an MEng will achieve fully-chartered engineer status from the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Once you’ve completed your master’s, you can choose to study a PhD. A PhD is the highest level of postgraduate qualification and can take anywhere from four to seven years to finish.

Chemical engineering programs are renowned for their high number of contact hours and expectations of independent study. You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical laboratory sessions, group workshops, and tutorials. Some institutions will invite industry professionals to deliver guest lectures and organize visits to engineering sites.

All chemical engineering students are encouraged to complete a sandwich year during their studies to gain hands-on experience in the industry, network with professionals, and boost their employability. Assessment methods will vary from module to module, but you can expect to complete exams, essays, reports, presentations, group work, and independent research projects.

Although the titles of modules and their content will differ slightly between universities around the world, most chemical engineering courses will cover these topics:

  • Separation processes
  • Thermodynamics
  • Cell biology
  • Heat, mass, and momentum
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Managing the environment
  • Plant design
  • Process systems and operations

Types of chemical engineering degrees

Chemical Engineering study abroad programs

Chemical engineering undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in chemical engineering

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    Chemical Engineering with honours - BEng (Hons) RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,465 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 43,200 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Chemical Engineering: Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship - BASc University of Ottawa, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,208 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 43,334 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Chemical Engineering - BSc University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,757 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 45,419 CAD

    Start date
    May
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    Chemical Engineering - BS Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,700 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Chemical Engineering - BScEng University of Calgary, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,115 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,136 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Associate in chemical engineering

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    Chemical Engineering - ASc South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,575 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,575 USD

    Start date
    June, September, January, April
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    Chemical Engineering - ASc Southwestern Oregon Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,810 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,810 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April
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Diploma in chemical engineering

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    Chemical Engineering Technology - Dip Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,092 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,306 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Chemical Engineering Technology - OCADip Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,238 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,466 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Chemical Engineering Technology (Co-op) - AdvDip (with placement) Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    40 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,573 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,262 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Chemical Engineering Technology (Co-op) - OCADip Mohawk College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,505 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,171 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Chemical engineering graduate programs

Master's in chemical engineering

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    Advanced Chemical Engineering - MSc London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,644 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,500 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Advanced Chemical Engineering (Medway Campus) - MSc University of Greenwich, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,658 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Chemical Engineering - MSc University of Dayton, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,825 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,825 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Chemical Engineering (Advanced Practice) - MSc Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    11,406 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,000 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Chemical Engineering - MAppSc/MEng Dalhousie University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,784 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,546 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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Doctorate in chemical engineering

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    Chemical Engineering - PhD Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,868 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,868 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Chemical Process and Energy Engineering - PhD London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,464 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,780 GBP

    Start date
    April, May, June, September, October, November, January, February, March
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    Chemical Engineering - PhD RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,935 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,360 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about PhD (Chemical Engineering)

Future chemical engineering careers

Today, so many aspects of human life depend on the work of chemical engineers. Companies and businesses are increasingly relying on chemical engineers to produce their products and provide their services.

That’s why chemical engineers are amongst the most in-demand graduates around the world. Your scientific and analytical skills could kickstart your career in any of the following roles:

  • Energy process engineer
  • Quality assurance engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Chemical manufacturer
  • Plant manager
  • Wastewater engineer
  • Food process engineer
  • Product/process development engineer

If you’re unsure about which branch of chemical engineering you’d like to get into, try securing some work experience during your university holidays. This will help you narrow down your interests and give you a taste of potential careers. Your university’s career service can support you with work experience and internship applications.