7 reasons to Study a Chemical Engineering course
Chemical engineering is all about changing raw materials into useful products such as clothes, food and drink as well as energy. Chemical engineers focus on processes and products – they develop and design processes to create products, this is done by either focusing on improving existing processes or creating new ones. This means that they are also concerned with managing resources, protecting the environment along with health and safety.
Chemical Engineering draws on a wide variety of skills and knowledge. In fact the problem-solving and numeracy skills of chemical engineers are highly sought after by employers and help to explain why chemical engineers top the scales of all the major engineering professions.
Being an engineer is an admired job title; those who don’t study the subject will be impressed when they hear it. It takes a lot of hard work and effort to qualify as an engineer, so respect from others tends to come naturally.
Chemical Engineering is one of those fields which are still developing and with this development comes the need for vigorous research. For people who love to innovate and are creative, Chemical Engineering gives you an outstanding platform where you can showcase your talent. Innovativeness is always welcomed in Chemical Engineering.
Some professions attract the word “vocation”. Nurses and teachers are often associated with the view that it’s not just about the money, but the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve helped someone personally and profoundly. Chemical engineers have this opportunity too – better nutrition and improved health; greater social mobility; warmth and light; protection of the environment and many other measures valued by society are the result of our hard work.
Chemical engineers have many career opportunities. A graduate might perform groundbreaking scientific research, work as a field engineer, or occupy a senior management position. Graduates employed by multinational companies often travel all over the world.
The world is a small yet diverse place, both more global, yet at the same time dividing people like nothing else. Chemical engineering offers skills and knowledge that can be applied in any country or culture around the world today.
Chemical engineers generally feature at the top end of high earners. Graduate salaries give dentists and doctors a run for their money with starting salaries in the UK of around £30,000. Median salaries for Chartered Chemical Engineers reach around £70,000 and are even higher for those working in certain industries, which all leads to a great quality of life.
You have to be smart to be a chemical engineer, and, in all honesty, the title of the degree sounds fancy and complicated, which will impress at parties. There's also the respect that will come when you graduate from one of the toughest degrees on offer - which is why you will get a job.
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