Chemical engineering applies science to the design, construction and operation of processes used to change raw materials into useful everyday products. Food and drink. Pharmaceuticals. Fertilisers. Energy. Fuels. A chemical engineering degree will give you excellent job prospects and equip you with skills that are easily transferable across industry sectors. Hull is the ideal location to study chemical engineering. We’re in a region with a high concentration of process industry companies - BP, Total, Phillips 66, Smith & Nephew, RB and many more are right on our doorstep. Our courses have a strong chemistry content, allowing you to pursue a subject you enjoyed at college. Right from your first year, you’ll get the chance to do process safety training. This is highly valued by employers and helps you to stand out in the jobs market. The training is delivered by a professional company and includes visits to one of the UK's best training facilities.There, you can experience life as a chemical engineer, using real equipment and operating procedures to identify the type of hazards you could come across in your career. Back on campus, you can oversee a real-time 3D simulation of a chemical process plant in our virtual control room. Our third-year design project - in which you work in a team designing a chemical plant - is sponsored by some of the biggest names in the industry. Croda, Cristal, INEOS, Vivergo and BP Acetyls have all supported this capstone project and provided prizes for the best project. We pride ourselves on the friendly, supportive atmosphere we create for our students. Our open-door policy makes it easier for you to speak to your lecturers and get help with your studies. Throughout your studies, you’ll have a personal supervisor. They’re your main point of contact, there to help you throughout your studies. We encourage all our students to get work experience while they are at university. With so many potential employers on our doorstep, you are in the ideal place to secure industry experience. We can’t guarantee you a place at a company but our careers team will work hard to help you find the right opening. Our degrees are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and meet the academic criteria for registration as a Chartered Engineer. The MEng options give you the mandatory four years of study that you need for accreditation as a Chartered Engineer. All of our students get free membership of the IChemE and the Energy Institute – giving you the chance to visit local employers, listen to expert speakers and network with local employers. Extend your studies by spending a year on an industrial placement and studying for a Masters level degree. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb
Year 1 Compulsory modules Mathematics with Computer-Aided Problem Solving Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering Process Safety and Chemistry Engineering Mathematics and Chemical Reactivity Transport Processes 1 and Intro to Materials Science Chemical Engineering Design Challenge 1 Year 2 Compulsory modules Mathematics and Control for Chemical Engineers Transport Processes 2 and Engineering Thermodynamics Chemical Dynamics and Dynamics and Statics of Process Equipment Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers Separation Processes and Particle Technology Chemical Engineering Design Challenge 2 Year 3 Core module Chemical Engineering Design Project Compulsory modules Chemical Thermodynamics and Process Simulation Chemical Reaction Engineering Industrial Bio-Processes and Chemistry in Industry Heat Integration and Sustainability in Chemical Industries Year 4 (Industrial Placement) Your placement is your opportunity to get some real-world work experience under your belt. Just like in the real world, you’ll be responsible for finding and applying for opportunities, with the added benefit of help and support from university services such as the Careers and Employability service based in Student Central. Year 5 Core modules Chemical Engineering Research Project Advanced Process Safety, Industrial Process Control and Instrumentation Optional modules Chemical Engineering of Nano-materials Energy Technologies Advanced Process Modelling and Simulation Techniques Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering Electrochemical Engineering and Product Development Energy Generation from Conventional and Renewable Fuels All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.
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Points of entry
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit www.hull.ac.uk|
|Institution's Own Test||60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|