Engineering at Canterbury Christ Church University

A Day in the Life: Chemical Engineer.

Engineering at Canterbury Christ Church University

A Day in the Life: Chemical Engineer.

I am a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, working at Canterbury Christ Church University. I am going to talk here about what is Chemical Engineering and what we can do.

I should admit that I have fallen to studying Chemical Engineering without a full background of the subject area; that said, as a curious person, I wanted to explore. After I started studying, Chemical Engineering had become to me an experimental field full of excitement, surprises and explorations. Working in the laboratory environment and visualising changes I could implement to chemical processes brought out the best of me and boosted my curiosity to learn, apply and report impact.


After I started studying, Chemical Engineering had become to me an experimental field full of excitement, surprises and explorations.


Many people are not aware of what Chemical Engineers can do or they link Chemical Engineering to only Gas and Oil industry. In fact, Chemical Engineers can be involved in diverse design and manufacturing activities and industries. Chemical engineers could be working with manufacturers of household cleaning supplies, mass production of food items, specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals, utilities and environment, Engineering consultancy and manufacturing, and water treatment. It can be said almost everything you are using and consuming in your daily life has a Chemical Engineering involved in its production.  Therefore, based on the diversity and inclusivity of this filed, it is almost impossible not to find something you would enjoy if you considered studying Chemical Engineering, in addition to the wide range of career opportunities this profession provides.

Chemical engineers explore different processes at both lab and Pilot scale via career opportunities or internship and industrial placements. Different scale and real-life application of the theories, helps hone knowledge, skills and experience with practical exploration and as a result prepare for jobs opportunities in your targeted career sector.


If you are interested in how things around us are made, and you enjoy math and chemistry, you should consider studying Chemical Engineering.


If you are interested in how things around us are made, and you enjoy math and chemistry, you should consider studying Chemical Engineering. It is the best discipline to fulfil this ambition and a potential field to grow interdisciplinary explorations and rewarding career in terms of financial income as well as self-esteem while witnessing the impact of your work on people everyday life and health.