University of Southampton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Chemical Engineering with Industrial Placement Year

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Course summary

Demand is growing for chemical engineers that can design sustainable technologies and processes. On this degree you’ll gain sought-after skills in sustainable chemical engineering and work towards improving our environment. You’ll also complete a paid industrial placement year as part of the degree, which adds an extra year to your studies. Your placement could be in an industry such as energy systems, pharmaceutical, food or emerging technologies. You’ll develop knowledge and skills to prepare you for the workplace, and remain enrolled as a student during the year, with access to all the University’s support services. You’ll work in fantastic facilities; we’re building chemical engineering laboratories, a dedicated chemical engineering computer suite and a virtual control room, where you’ll learn to run a simulation of a real chemical plant, using the same simulations used by industry to train their staff. By studying across the Schools of Engineering and Chemistry you’ll be able to understand the chemistry behind a particular problem, and have the practical ability to engineer and design innovative and sustainable solutions. You’ll also have access to our 10,000m2 of Engineering facilities and Chemistry laboratories which we refurbished in 2019. Design is embedded throughout the degree. You’ll take part in a challenging group design project, bringing together all of your theoretical knowledge and practical skills to create a design solution – whether that’s a simulation, a report to meet a brief or even building part of a chemical engineering plant. You’ll receive the training you need to enjoy a rewarding career when you graduate; chemical engineering is one of the most stable and lucrative employment sectors in the UK. You’ll also complete a paid industrial placement year as part of the degree, which adds an extra year to your studies. Your placement could be in an industry such as energy systems, pharmaceutical, food or emerging technologies. You’ll develop knowledge and skills to prepare you for the workplace, and remain enrolled as a student during the year, with access to all the University’s support services.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Study the principles of chemical engineering, as well as modules in engineering and chemistry covering topics such as design, mechanics, and thermofluidics. Year 2: Deepen your knowledge of chemical engineering by studying core topics including process control, reaction engineering, and heat and mass transfer. Year 3: Study advanced chemical engineering modules such as process intensification and integration and complete your group design project. Year 4: Complete your Industrial Placement Year. Year 5: Carry out an individual research project, learn about the commercialisation of chemistry and choose optional modules in areas such as bioenergy, wastewater process engineering and artificial intelligence.

Assessment method

Testing is conducted through a combination of unseen written examinations and assessed coursework in the form of problem-solving exercises, laboratory reports, design exercises, essays, and individual and group projects. Experimental, research and design skills are assessed through laboratory reports, coursework exercises, oral presentations and oral examinations.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H803
Institution code:
S27
Campus name:
Main Site - Highfield Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.

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

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/chemistry/undergraduate/courses/beng-meng-chemical-engineering.page


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
81%
Student satisfaction
79%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £23720 Year 1
International £23720 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that the fees shown are those charged for entry in September 2022. Fees for entry in September 2023 will be available at the end of August 2022. Please see our website for further details and updates : www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding.page
Chemical Engineering with Industrial Placement Year at University of Southampton - UCAS