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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Skills for your CV - Chemical Engineers

In addition to specific technical knowledge, a chemical engineering degree provides a sound theoretical basis for introducing new technology and advancing existing technology. You also gain an awareness of the global and societal context in which engineering solutions are applied.
Transferable skills that would be useful in a wide range of engineering and business-related roles include:
  • problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • project management, through group design work;
  • teamwork and leadership;
  • initiative and attention to detail, through independent research;
  • communication and presentation skills, developed through group work and presenting research projects.

Career opportunities

Chemical engineering is a well-respected degree that opens many career paths across industry, commerce and finance (employers appreciate that chemical engineering graduates have analytical and problem-solving skills that are second to none).

Careers are equally diverse - industries you could work in include:- food and drink, consultancy, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, tissue engineering and much more. 

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