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.
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.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no component below 6.0|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|