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Chemical engineering masters course proves to be a success

Published: Tuesday, 16 August 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

The first students have successfully graduated from the University of Hull’s master’s programme in chemical engineering.

Launched four years ago, the BEng and MEng degrees were implemented in response to the rise in demand for skilled labour within the industry while taking advantage of the university’s position at the centre of the UK’s ‘Energy Estuary’, with its high volume of chemical and processing industries.

The popularity of the courses have risen each year, with more than 120 first-year students expected to enrol on the course in September.

Professor Philip Rubini, Head of Chemical Engineering at the University of Hull, puts the success of the course down to the excellent career prospects for those that graduate with chemical engineering degrees.

Highly-paid industry

Chemical engineering graduates are some of the most highly paid within the industry and such is the demand for their skills that they have a choice when it comes to their career – from opportunities in industries such as pharmaceuticals and oil, to food and the steel industry.

The students studying on the course receive hands-on experience of chemical and process equipment at the Centre for the Assessment of Technical Competency, which is one of the country’s leading, industry-led training facilities for the process, energy and renewable industries.

It took more than five years of research before the university implemented chemical engineering degrees, in order to ensure both the post-graduate and undergraduate programmes were extremely credible.

Gain first-hand experience

The degree has been developed in line with the requirements of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the academic criteria for registration as a Chartered Engineer – a professional qualification that sets the gold standard in process, biochemical, chemical and related areas.

Students have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience working alongside local chemical-related companies, including Crown Paints, Croda, Cristal and BP Acetyls Europe.

Masters students are given the option as to whether they spend their penultimate year either at a partner institution in Australia, US, Asia and Europe or take on an industrial placement.

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