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    I just wanted to know what people think of this course and what does the future of chemical engineering hold?


    Well I've applied for chemical engineering and for me it seemed like a good course to do. It's a course where you have to work hard and put the effort in at all times I've been told. It's mainly maths based which is a thing people don't really know. At open days I kept getting told this is not a chemistry degree and there's not that much chemistry involved. Instead of making chemicals you'd be making the container to store that chemical in, making it as cost efficient as possible. I was told by my chemistry teacher to not do chemical engineering as you're limited to a career in chemical engineering. While there may be truth to this I don't think you're totally restricted to chemical engineering but it's the most logical career to pursue after a Chem eng degree. Another thing to take into account you if you want to become a chartered engineer you have to do masters which is an extra year.

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    (Original post by Lkathryn08)
    It's mainly maths based which is a thing people don't really know.

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    Well I'm second year and I wouldn't really say so. My course is slightly different in that you take a 3 year bachelors and then a 2 year masters, but we only take 3 units of 'maths' (Calc, Lin Alg, Eng Maths), while the rest of it is using computer programs and chemistry background knowledge (which you also take 3-4 units of) to model heat and mass transfer etc.
    For example, my ChemE subjects are currently;
    Transport Processes, Material and Energy Balances, and Chemical Process Analysis, and although there is maths involved, it's nowhere near that you might find in say a EE degree.

    In terms of what you can do with it, Pharma, Food or Energy are the sectors that I'm looking at. Luckily I've got the option to take one food subject (maybe not doing it justice), and one pharma subject during my degree, and if I don't enjoy them I'll probably do my masters with a renewables focus.

    After M.E. I'd say that out of the engineering disciplines ChemE provides the most options for specialisation, and personally I find it the most interesting.
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