Student Resources

This page aims to provide useful resources for students. Explore the subject of Chemical Engineering by watching our sample lectures or take a tour around an undergraduate lab and learn more about the processes involved within Chemical Engineering.

There are also some helpful resources for prospective students including personal statement tips, Excel tutorials and common questions about the course here at Birmingham.

Practical Work in Chemical Engineering

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Ever wondered what sort of practical work you will get to experience as a Chemical Engineer? Take a look around one of our labs and learn more about the subject of Chemical Engineering at the same time.

A Beginner’s Guide to Excel

Preparing to start a STEM degree? Get off to a flying start by brushing up on your Excel skills!

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Personal Statement Top Tips

Chemical Engineering building at The University of Birmingham

Struggling on how to get started on writing your personal statement? Hear advice from our admissions team to take yours to the next level.

Take a virtual tour of the Chemical Engineering Building

Explore our facilities here at the University of Birmingham by joining one of our researchers on a virtual tour around the Chemical Engineering Department.

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Studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham: FAQs

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Ever wondered what it is like to study Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham? Take a look at some of the questions we are often asked by students.

Solving everyday problems with Chemical Engineering

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Chemical Engineering? Below is a series of videos, lectures and articles covering some of the basic Chemical Engineering principles as well as how Chemical Engineers are solving everyday issues.

Chemical Engineers are often interested in fluid transport. Fluid dynamics become interested in fluid flow regime, pressure drops and pumping requirements. Join Dr Matt Keith in this sample lecture to get to grips with some key Chemical Engineering principles.

Explore what the future of sustainable travel looks like. Are hydrogen powered cars a feasible solution?

Ever wondered how tablets are made? Take a look at the production process of making tablets and how we can 3D print medication.