Seven Reasons to Study Chemical Engineering
For those considering a degree in this area, but need further convincing, the Complete University Guide lends its expertise. Here are the top seven reasons to study a Chemical Engineering degree:
1. Modern and applicable
Of all the scientific subjects on offer at UK universities today, few have more modern applications than chemical engineering. The study of nanotechnologies and bioengineering will put you in the know when it comes to areas of research that are seen as most promising in the scientific community.
2. Great graduate prospects
In the same vein as above, chemical engineering is one of the most employable subjects in the world today. The degree opens up opportunities to not only work in the lab, but also out in the field, or in scientific management.
3. Multi-use degree
Doing a Chemical Engineering degree does not limit you to a job as a chemical engineer. You can also easily pursue a job in analytical chemistry, as well as engineering in manufacturing or mining, as well as in the mentioned managerial or production areas.
4. Standard of Education
In order to do Chemical Engineering, you need to grades. Most courses won't accept any less than straight As. The upside of this is that if you do get in, you are among the best, and can expect the best quality of education in your degree from former industry professionals who really know their stuff.
5. International skills
The world is a small yet diverse place, both more global, yet at the same time dividing people like nothing else. Chemical engineering offers skills and knowledge that can be applied in any country or culture around the world today. Knowing a foreign language helps too.
You have to be smart to be a chemical engineer, and, in all honesty, the title of the degree sounds fancy and complicated, which will impress at parties. There's also the respect that will come when you graduate from one of the toughest degrees on offer – which is why you will get a job.
7. Practical work
Chemical engineering is a hands on degree – every course worth its salt will give you access and practice with industrial standard materials and machinery.