Can I become a Chemical Engineer if I do a Natural Sciences degree?

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I want to pursue a career as a chemical engineer but I want to do a Natural Sciences degree as I love all the sciences plus it keeps my options open
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I want to pursue a career as a chemical engineer but I want to do a Natural Sciences degree as I love all the sciences plus it keeps my options open
If you want to be a chemical engineering, study chemical engineering. It's going to be much more difficult trying to get into engineering with a natural sciences degree.
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I want to pursue a career as a chemical engineer but I want to do a Natural Sciences degree as I love all the sciences plus it keeps my options open
Have you thought about applying to do chemical engineering via natural sciences at cambridge?
You get to study natural sciences for a year before deciding whether to study chemical engineering.
Natural sciences wouldn't cover all you need to "be a chemical engineer", but it's likely you could still get a job with a chemical engineering company and learn more of the engineering on the job
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Doing chemical engineering would probably give you more options than natural sciences...
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I want to pursue a career as a chemical engineer but I want to do a Natural Sciences degree as I love all the sciences plus it keeps my options open
It would close off lots of jobs you can apply for, if you want to be a chemical engineer do chemical engineering, I dont see why you would consider any other degree for that career
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I want to pursue a career as a chemical engineer but I want to do a Natural Sciences degree as I love all the sciences plus it keeps my options open
Maybe as an MSc if you specialise in Physics
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Yes you could, but why add unnecessary hurdles? I doubt whether any NatSci degrees will be accredited by engineering institutions which will make it harder for you to get Chartered Engineer status, if you want to go down that route.

Why 'keep your options open' if you know you want to be a chemical engineer? Just do an accredited MEng and off you go.
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Studying Chemical Engineering will give you more options compared to Nat Sci. If you want to be a Chemical Engineer I'd suggest studying Chemical Engineering.
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(Original post by AleksTeriosina)
I want to pursue a career as a chemical engineer but I want to do a Natural Sciences degree as I love all the sciences plus it keeps my options open
(Original post by clareeey)
Have you thought about applying to do chemical engineering via natural sciences at cambridge?
You get to study natural sciences for a year before deciding whether to study chemical engineering.
Natural sciences wouldn't cover all you need to "be a chemical engineer", but it's likely you could still get a job with a chemical engineering company and learn more of the engineering on the job
Yup this is a good route, and keeps options open for another year.
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