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    Title says it all, so what do you guys think?
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    Not sure specifically about chemical, but good engineering universities would be Southampton, Bristol and Sheffield. There will be more but those will certainly be in the mix with regards to engineering in general.
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    Title says it all, so what do you guys think?
    I mean if we wanted to look at it by Chemical Engineering league tables then for the past couple of years (despite different league tables varying slightly) it almost always shows Cambridge first and Imperial second. After that it does slightly vary but the common names you see recurringly appearing in the top 10 are Bath, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle etc. As an applicant from what I've observed is after Oxbridge and Imperial generally it then comes down to personal preference as to which uni you would prefer, since as long as the course is accredited which most if not all are, then the uni you attend doesn't really matter.
    This being said my thoughts on some of these unis are as follows: Cambridge; I really like the flexibility of their course. With Cambridge you don't actually study Chemical Engineering the subject till second year and first year have the option of studying either Natural Sciences or General Engineering, if you really like your course of study first year then you have the option to continue with it for the rest of the years. Imperial; Their pilot plant is thought to be a pretty cool feature and definitely useful in seeing the applications of theory in practice. I like the fact I can add more Chemistry to my degree by selecting 'with Fine Chemicals Processing' stream which is taught jointly with the Chemistry Department. Manchester; Birthplace of Chemical Engineering. One of Manchester's strongest departments is known to be Chemical Engineering. It is also great that they allow you to graduate with a MEng in 4 years having taken industrial experience for a year. Whereas say with Bath it will take you 5 years to graduate with a MEng if you wish to take a placement year. Bath; From what I've seen it has the highest student satisfaction of any Chemical Engineering course. The placement year Bath offers tends to be very popular and at their Open Day they said last year bar one student everyone was successful with attaining placements, which they claim is higher than other universities which offer the same thing and that it has very strong links with industry.
    I could go on and discuss more the merits of other ChemEng universities (bare in mind I've only scraped the surface on the universities I have discussed) but I would consider these to be commonly perceived top institutions. So definitely check these out to begin with if you're interested in a top institution for ChemEng. It's interesting though just looking at the top and seeing the variations in what the university's ChemEng Department can offer you, at the end of the day it all depends on what you want from your degree and experience as to which suits you, but all of these have strong departments.
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    I mean if we wanted to look at it by Chemical Engineering league tables then for the past couple of years (despite different league tables varying slightly) it almost always shows Cambridge first and Imperial second. After that it does slightly vary but the common names you see recurringly appearing in the top 10 are Bath, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle etc. As an applicant from what I've observed is after Oxbridge and Imperial generally it then comes down to personal preference as to which uni you would prefer, since as long as the course is accredited which most if not all are, then the uni you attend doesn't really matter.
    This being said my thoughts on some of these unis are as follows: Cambridge; I really like the flexibility of their course. With Cambridge you don't actually study Chemical Engineering the subject till second year and first year have the option of studying either Natural Sciences or General Engineering, if you really like your course of study first year then you have the option to continue with it for the rest of the years. Imperial; Their pilot plant is thought to be a pretty cool feature and definitely useful in seeing the applications of theory in practice. I like the fact I can add more Chemistry to my degree by selecting 'with Fine Chemicals Processing' stream which is taught jointly with the Chemistry Department. Manchester; Birthplace of Chemical Engineering. One of Manchester's strongest departments is known to be Chemical Engineering. It is also great that they allow you to graduate with a MEng in 4 years having taken industrial experience for a year. Whereas say with Bath it will take you 5 years to graduate with a MEng if you wish to take a placement year. Bath; From what I've seen it has the highest student satisfaction of any Chemical Engineering course. The placement year Bath offers tends to be very popular and at their Open Day they said last year bar one student everyone was successful with attaining placements, which they claim is higher than other universities which offer the same thing and that it has very strong links with industry.
    I could go on and discuss more the merits of other ChemEng universities (bare in mind I've only scraped the surface on the universities I have discussed) but I would consider these to be commonly perceived top institutions. So definitely check these out to begin with if you're interested in a top institution for ChemEng. It's interesting though just looking at the top and seeing the variations in what the university's ChemEng Department can offer you, at the end of the day it all depends on what you want from your degree and experience as to which suits you, but all of these have strong departments.
    Perfectly summed up in my opinion (Chem Eng applicant)
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    (Original post by Joseph.S)
    Perfectly summed up in my opinion (Chem Eng applicant)
    Thank you!
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    (Original post by Joseph.S)
    Perfectly summed up in my opinion (Chem Eng applicant)
    Where did you apply? :P
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    To add to this, if you're looking at lower grade requirements than Cambridge or Imperial. Sheffield will also have a pilot plant for 2015 entry and has specialisations too. It's also worth looking at employment statistics on unistats to see how many graduates actually go into engineering as Cambridge and Imperial generally get fewer people going into engineering jobs than those with lower prestige.
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    To add to this, if you're looking at lower grade requirements than Cambridge or Imperial. Sheffield will also have a pilot plant for 2015 entry and has specialisations too. It's also worth looking at employment statistics on unistats to see how many graduates actually go into engineering as Cambridge and Imperial generally get fewer people going into engineering jobs than those with lower prestige.
    Very true, I've noticed that too. If you're headstrong about going into industry then doing an industrial placement year would be great as it also contributes towards your classification of being a chartered engineer (if that's something you're interested in) which Cambridge and Imperial don't offer. I know Cambridge and Imperial actively encourage students to do summer placements but that isn't the same as going and spending a whole year in industry if that's what you're interested in, so it's quite important to think carefully about that too OP. Also you're right about Sheffield, I heard about Sheffield's Diamond and it looks so so cool, very state of the art. I heard Swansea too has some Bay Campus from Sept. 2015 in which all engineering courses will be taught from and apparently the location is such that it has direct access onto the beach and its own seafront promenade, which could be something some may be interested in. OP remember I only just literally skimmed the surface in my other post when discussing universities, there are so many fab places to study ChemEng and like I said it really depends on what you wish to obtain from your degree as to which will be a good place to go, as each ChemEng uni has a different thing which makes them stand out and is their selling point.
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    Where did you apply? :P
    Bath, Manchester, UCL, Cam, Nottingham,
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    Very true, I've noticed that too. If you're headstrong about going into industry then doing an industrial placement year would be great as it also contributes towards your classification of being a chartered engineer (if that's something you're interested in) which Cambridge and Imperial don't offer. I know Cambridge and Imperial actively encourage students to do summer placements but that isn't the same as going and spending a whole year in industry if that's what you're interested in, so it's quite important to think carefully about that too OP. Also you're right about Sheffield, I heard about Sheffield's Diamond and it looks so so cool, very state of the art. I heard Swansea too has some Bay Campus from Sept. 2015 in which all engineering courses will be taught from and apparently the location is such that it has direct access onto the beach and its own seafront promenade, which could be something some may be interested in. OP remember I only just literally skimmed the surface in my other post when discussing universities, there are so many fab places to study ChemEng and like I said it really depends on what you wish to obtain from your degree as to which will be a good place to go, as each ChemEng uni has a different thing which makes them stand out and is their selling point.
    Yes, you're right. Swansea University have another campus opening this September which will be called the Bay Campus. The College of Engineering will be based here and will benefit from brand new state of the art facilities. Do you have any other questions about the Bay Campus?
 
 
 
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