University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Department of
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
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Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering


We produce high quality graduates who have skills that are in demand from today’s employers and that are relevant to the advancement of knowledge and technology for research and industry. Our blend of chemical and environmental engineering is unique and we work in partnership with global industry to ensure our courses are relevant to today’s global jobs market. Our modules provide a balance of fundamental principles and applications, engineering practice and design elements.

Students are taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, experiments, field trips, coursework, team projects and exams. Our professional training programmes, coupled with interactive and practical learning, ensure that our graduates are fully equipped with essential and desirable skills needed to work at world-leading chemical companies, as well as further education at top universities across the world.

Students studying our courses also have the option of spending the final two years of their course at our UK campus. We also have many other opportunities for study overseas.  


Welcome letter from the Head of Department

Welcome to the webpage of the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). The reason why you are visiting this webpage may vary, but I believe you will gain something new and interesting if you read on this and other webpages linked.

The world around us is composed of all and only chemicals: the air we breathe, the water we drink, the foods we eat, the cloths we wear, and all the materials we use to build houses, to manufacture cars and to produce mobile phones.  It is therefore absolutely correct to say that our material based modern civilisation would have not progressed so far without involvement of chemicals, either natural or man-made. On the other hand, it is not deniable that the excessive and not well informed usage of chemicals by human beings  has resulted in unwanted impact on our environment, which has to be and can only be mitigated through better understanding the problems and development of innovative technologies, including those based on replacement chemicals that are cleaner and renewable.  For these reasons, chemical and environmental engineers will play the most essential role in using chemicals to catalyse the economic development and environmental sustainability.

In the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering  of the UNNC, we can proudly claim that we, including our students, are actively contributing to the ongoing global effort to improve the quality of life whilst addressing the challenges faced by human beings today. Our students’ learning experience is our key priority and  chemical and environmental engineering graduates from the UNNC are equipped with the knowledge, skills and competency to take on challenges wherever they may be and this is being instilled in a learner-centred culture since day one.

We have compiled key and useful information for you in this and related webpages, and I hope you find the information provided appealing.

Please feel free to contact us should you require further information, and I look forward to welcoming you here at the UNNC.

---- George Zheng Chen, Head of Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering


welcome message from CEE

Prof. George ChenHead of Department