Benefits and salaries

Chemical engineering is a degree that is well respected in industry and commerce.

A chemical engineering degree will equip you with skills that are easily transferable and graduates invariably take on considerable responsibility within a few years of graduation.

For this reason job prospects are excellent and often involve the chance to reach senior managerial positions at a young age.

A career in chemical or biochemical engineering includes:

  • Excellent job prospects
  • Competitive starting salaries in the region of: £30,000, AUD$ 70,500* 
  • High earning potential throughout your career - salaries for Chartered Chemical Engineers rival those of doctors, lawyers and accountants
  • Opportunities to travel
  • Plenty of variety, exciting challenges and real responsibility
  • The potential to help in creating a sustainable planet


*Source: Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Salary Survey 2015