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Course summary

Isaac Asimov observed “Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world!” In the past chemical engineering has quietly (or sometimes noisily!) served the material and energy needs of society. But in the 21st century, in the face of global challenges of climate change and fossil fuel depletion, the need is for chemical engineers to change the world by changing the ways in which we meet our needs for food, water, energy and materials. In particular, we need to do this in more joined up ways that produce the right products more cleverly and effectively, understanding the full environmental implications of processing choices, and exploiting interactions for efficiency to give minimum impact and maximum benefit.

  • This course is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE - https://www.icheme.org/education/universities-accredit-your-degree/) and is reviewed on a regular basis.
  • Chemical engineering can be viewed as the most applied of the applied sciences with opportunities to make a difference in the world. Chemical engineers transform the visions of chemists and biochemists into industrial-scale reality, to make the benefits of new products and processes available to the world.
  • Our Chemical Engineering MEng builds on the BEng(Hons) course that provides in-depth coverage of modern, industry-relevant chemical engineering material from the fundamentals through to process design.
  • There is a strong emphasis on chemistry in the context of chemical engineering, on systems thinking and on practical skills, as well as on nurturing transferable and employability skills.
  • We offer you the opportunity to gain strong, in-depth and industry-relevant chemical engineering knowledge to help you play a valuable and rewarding role in this industry and beyond.
  • Our teaching staff are educated to doctoral level in their respective subject areas and have expertise in specialist areas of chemical engineering, as well as recognised higher education teaching qualifications and awards for excellent teaching.
You'll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience using scientific instrumentation in our modern chemical sciences labs and pilot-scale rigs in our dedicated chemical engineering labs. In the third year of your course, you'll also have the chance to benefit from a work placement to see your subject in action and gain relevant real-world experience to enhance your future employment prospects. The final year of the MEng includes further taught material on advanced aspects of chemical engineering, along with a substantial 40-credit Research Project in which you’ll have the chance to learn research skills, drawing on our wide-ranging research interests including graphene nano-materials, biorefining, process design and simulation, catalysis and industrial ecology for sustainability. It’s a course designed to help set you up for a career in oil and gas, fine chemicals, materials, food, pharmaceuticals and many other industries, by offering that extra breadth and depth of study and research associated with Master’s level courses. Professional links and accreditation: During your studies you can become a student member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and will be automatically transferred to an Associate Member (AMIChemE) on graduation (https://www.icheme.org/membership/membership-grades/student-member/). The course is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE - https://www.icheme.org/education/universities-accredit-your-degree/) and fully meets the academic requirements for becoming a Chartered Chemical Engineer following suitable industrial experience. This accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis.

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Organic Chemistry 1 Physical Chemistry 1 Chemical Engineering Design 1 Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Chemical Engineering Labs and Sustainability Mathematics Year 2 Core modules: Physical Chemistry 2 Transport Processes and Unit Operations Chemical Engineering Design 2 Chemical and Biochemical Reaction Engineering Multiphase Systems Organic Chemistry 2 Year 3 - optional placement year Year 4 Core modules: Design Project 1 Design Project 2 Safety Engineering and Process Control Advanced Mass Transfer & Reaction Engineering Sustainable Industrial Systems Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include- Advanced Energy Systems Project Quality and Production Management Final year Core modules: Advanced Process Development Surfaces, Polymers and Theoretical Chemistry Computer Aided Product and Process Design Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering Research Project The first year of the course covers the key concepts in chemical engineering and the underlying chemistry and maths, with lectures supported by tutorial and workshop classes, along with practical laboratory sessions. Subsequent years build on the first year and cover industry relevant areas of chemical engineering, process and plant design. The final year offers you the opportunity to undertake a substantial research project and advanced modules that enable you to broaden and deepen your knowledge of chemical engineering. You also have the option of incorporating a Supervised Work Experience placement in the third year of the course.

Assessment method

Assessment will include written exams and coursework including problem solving assignments, practical work, laboratory reports, short tests, and oral and poster presentations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chemical Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H810
Institution code:
H60
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0) - https://courses.hud.ac.uk/full-time/undergraduate/science-extended-degree-leading-to-a-bsc-hons-degree/ Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
88%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance (http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/). If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available (https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/). Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

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Chemical Engineering at University of Huddersfield - UCAS