Chemical Engineering at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

This course is about the design and operation of processes for making products such as fuels, medicines, plastics, food and materials for high technology industries. You'll also learn about the production and use of energy. Years one to three are the same as for the BEng (H810). Year four allows further specialisation and study with the emphasis on an individual research project which may be carried out in association with industry. From clean energy and sustainable manufacturing to personalised pharmaceuticals – humanity’s future depends on the specialist skills of chemical engineers. Chemical engineering is embedded in so many different sectors, and a Chemical Engineering MEng from Sheffield sets you on the path to become a highly sought-after specialist. Your learning will revolve around practical experience: lab work, projects and open-ended problem-solving of the kind you will find the real world. In The Diamond’s state-of-the-art pilot plant, you’ll apply what you learn by experimenting with large-scale processes. In fact, hands-on experience of using industry-standard equipment is integrated throughout the course, along with digital manufacturing skills, including computer modelling. Along with a fascinating variety of core and optional modules, you’ll have the chance to choose a specialism eg energy, pharmaceutical or biological engineering. And in your third year, you'll take part in a process design project, bringing together your learning to create a real-world process in its entirety. In your fourth year, you’ll undertake an independent research project on genuinely cutting edge research in a field of your choice. Why study this course?

  • Pursue your dream career - we’ve embedded employability throughout our course, and our dedicated chemical engineering employability team runs a careers and employability conference every year. Previous speakers have come from companies including Nestlé, Pepsico, GTC, and Reckitt.
  • Chemical Engineering Society - ChemEngSoc is one of many societies in engineering alone which offer a chance to make friends with similar academic interests and be part of a supportive community. ChemEngSoc offers fun socials like board game nights, as well as academic trips.
  • Tailor your course to your interests - in your third year you’ll have a choice of modules, and in your fourth year you’ll be able to choose a specialism, allowing you to become an expert in what really interests you.
  • World-class facilities, practical training - experience our industrial-scale equipment for energy, pharmaceutical engineering and biological engineering. This is all part of the Diamond Pilot Plant, which includes a first ever UK university powder processing line.
We are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Chemical Engineering at University of Sheffield - UCAS