AW AFR
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#1
I am a Y12 student.Recently I am starting to feel interest in chemical engineering.Out of all my career options in mind I am considering (taking into account my A-Level combination Biology,Chemistry,Physics and Maths) chemical engineering because it seems to be a perfect balance of chemistry,maths and physics.I just took a quick look at university level texbook just to see the content and I am finding everything very interesting (even though I didn't understand the Maths part much😅...but I think I am academically smart enough to understand it when the time comes since I've always been scoring the best in my class in all maths and sciences tests).

I also like the high starting salary but it scares me the fact that there aren't many places available and that it is hard for grads to find a job...I feel unsure if I should proceed with a chemical engineering degree and whether it is worth it to risk😕
Last edited by AW AFR; 4 weeks ago
0
reply
Haywood1743
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#2
Report 4 weeks ago
#2
(Original post by AW AFR)
I am a Y12 student.Recently I am starting to feel interest towards chemical engineer.Out of all my career options I am considering taking into account my my A-Level combination (Biology,Chemistry,Physics and Maths) chemical engineering seems to be a perfect balance of chemistry,maths and physics.I just took a quick look at university level texbook just to see the content and I am finding everything very interesting (even though I didn't understand the Maths part much😅...but I think I am academically smart enough to understand it when the time comes since I've always been scoring the best in my class in all maths and sciences tests).

I also like the high starting salary but it scares me the fact that there aren't many places available and that it is hard for grads to find a job...I feel unsure if I should proceed with a chemical engineering degree and whether it is worth it to risk😕.
It's hard for any grad to find a job so if you like the career path then you'll be motivated to follow through with it and you will succeed eventually you just need an in eg internships
Last edited by Haywood1743; 4 weeks ago
0
reply
AW AFR
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#3
I hear stories about people getting internships but still finding extremely difficult to find a job.According to IChemE in 2017 only 59% of graduates got a job.Which is pretty weird...I know that oil and gas industry is getting less popular than others...but chemical engineers should still have plenty of places in pharma,food and drink,biotech,minerals,water treatment companies.I thought ChemEng to be flexible enough as a degree therefore much more employable.
I am not even considering the transferrable skills that can be used outside ChemEng such as banking and accounting or some others that I dont currently know.
Last edited by AW AFR; 4 weeks ago
0
reply
Haywood1743
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#4
Report 4 weeks ago
#4
(Original post by AW AFR)
I hear stories about people getting internships but still finding extremely difficult to find a job.According to IChemE in 2017 only 59% of graduates got a job.Which is pretty weird...I know that oil and gas industry is getting less popular than others...but chemical engineers should still have plenty of places in pharma,food and drink,biotech,minerals,water treatment companies.I thought ChemEng to be flexible enough as a degree therefore much more employable.
I am not even considering the transferrable skills that can be used outside ChemEng such as banking and accounting or some others that I dont currently know.
That website says around 20% in further study so that would account for the gap slightly , furthermore it only has a 10% unemployment rate 6 months after graduation
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Should there be a new university admissions system that ditches predicted grades?

No, I think predicted grades should still be used to make offers (675)
33.62%
Yes, I like the idea of applying to uni after I received my grades (PQA) (856)
42.63%
Yes, I like the idea of receiving offers only after I receive my grades (PQO) (386)
19.22%
I think there is a better option than the ones suggested (let us know in the thread!) (91)
4.53%

Watched Threads

View All