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Learn the core knowledge and technical skills of chemical engineering and focus on the environmental challenges of new technologies, processes and products. The first three years of our course develop your understanding of the core practices of chemical engineering. Through problem-based learning, you'll critically apply mathematical, scientific and engineering knowledge to projects. A mix of practical work in laboratories and theory in lectures and seminars gives you the breadth of learning needed to become adept in the subject. You’ll also develop transferable skills such as problem solving, teamwork and resource management. Integrating these with your technical knowledge, you’ll learn how to tackle complex, and often open-ended, engineering problems. Individual and group projects are a chance for you to develop scientific ideas from bench scale to process scale. In your final year, you’ll have the opportunity to build on your chemical engineering knowledge by specialising in environmental engineering. Choosing this route allows you to explore aspects that address social, environmental and health issues, as well as sustainability. Focusing on environmental science and engineering, you'll study the economic, legislative and ethical issues that control environmental protection and sustainability. Areas you'll cover will include clean technologies such as water treatment and waste management. You can switch between this and our MEng Chemical Engineering course up until the end of your third year. This is so you can use your study experience so far to help you decide on your final degree. Studying an MEng gives you an in-depth study experience through advanced taught units and project work. You can explore topics in more depth through a semester-long research project that can be completed at Bath, a university abroad or in industry. Our MEng degrees also fulfil the educational requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer. We also offer this course with a placement year, giving you the opportunity to gain work experience as part of your degree. Teaching Our department’s great staff and student community provides a friendly and supportive environment to learn in. We deliver teaching complemented by guest lectures from practitioners to give you a professional and practical perspective on the subject. You’ll learn from expert academic staff whose industrial collaborations, research and entrepreneurial activities feed into our teaching and contribute to your learning experience. Facilities Specialist facilities are central to your study experience. Our laboratory facilities range from bench scale to pilot scale and are specially equipped to enhance your education in becoming a chemical engineer. You’ll have access to: our newly developed undergraduate teaching labs, containing continuous reactors, microbial bioreactors and a range of other bespoke equipment designed to highlight core chemical engineering concepts reaction engineering research labs where the next generation of sustainable products are being produced advanced separation research laboratories focused on the synthesis and characterisation of low-cost membrane technology high-spec biochemical engineering labs where the fuels and foods of the future are being developed
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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|A level||A*AA||A*AA in three A-Levels including Chemistry and Mathematics. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative A level offer: Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. AAA in three A levels including Chemistry and Mathematics plus one of: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate grade A in AS level Further Mathematics (except if you are studying an A level in that subject) grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Further Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD||D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics. We are able to consider the above qualifications in Engineering alongside an A level in Mathematics. You must be studying the following units as part of your BTEC qualification: Further Engineering Mathematics, Principles and Application of Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamic Principles and Practice. If you are studying a BTEC qualification in Applied Science in combination with A level Mathematics, please contact us to discuss the suitability of your optional units before making an application. In addition to our essential GCSE requirement in English, we also require grade 4 or C in Double Science or Physics and Biology. See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 39 credits||39 credits at Distinction A pass in the Access to HE Diploma in Science or Engineering with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction. This must include at least 12 credits from Mathematics units achieved at Distinction and at least 12 credits from Chemistry units achieved at Distinction. Our Chemical Engineering courses are academically challenging and require solid foundations of knowledge in Mathematics and Chemistry. We are able to consider Access to HE Diplomas in Science or Engineering, and we are looking for you to be studying a suitable level of Mathematics and Chemistry to be able to succeed on our course. You will need to have studied Mathematics units worth at least 12 credits and Chemistry units worth at least 12 credits. However, due to the time-limited nature of Access programme delivery, it is expected that you will have also completed a significant level of independent study in order to further develop and refine these skills.|
|Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)||D*D*D*||D*D*D* in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics. We are able to consider the above qualifications in Engineering alongside an A level in Mathematics. You must be studying the following units as part of your BTEC qualification: Further Mathematics for Technicians, Mechanical Principles and Applications, Principles and Applications of Thermodynamics, and Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics. If you are studying a BTEC qualification in Applied Science in combination with A level Mathematics, please contact us to discuss the suitability of your optional units before making an application. In addition to our essential GCSE requirement in English, we also require grade 4 or C in Double Science or Physics and Biology. See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AA||AA in two Advanced Highers including Chemistry and Mathematics. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved AAAAA in their Highers.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||36 points||36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Chemistry and either HL Mathematics. We have a strong preference for either Mathematics at Higher Level and a preference for Chemistry at Higher Level. In exceptional circumstances we may be able to consider you if you are studying Standard Level Chemistry or Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches. Our typical offer in this instance would be 36 points overall with 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Chemistry or either HL Mathematics plus 7 in Standard Level Chemistry or Mathematics: Analysis or Approaches. International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme We consider applicants studying the IBCP on a case-by-case basis based on the individual components studied. To be considered for this course you will need to study either Higher Level Mathematics alongside other IB Higher Level subjects or vocational study equivalent to two A levels. This vocational study can be any qualification we accept, such as a BTEC National Diploma (RQF) or two BTEC National Extended Certificates (RQF), and must include sufficient Chemistry or Engineering content. Our typical offer will including individual grades in the relevant components - please contact [email protected] for further advice before you apply.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D2, D3, D3||D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Chemistry and Mathematics. Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer D3, D3, D3 Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Chemistry and Mathematics plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Further Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our dedicated page.|
GCSE requirements GCSE English Language or Literature grade 4 or C (or equivalent from English language category C) English language requirements Category C You will normally need one of the following: IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course. If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.
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Fees and funding
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