Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Unsure whether to study chemistry or chemical engineering? With our Chemical Engineering and Chemistry BSc(Hons) course, you can do both, with the curriculum split 50:50 between the two main subject areas. This course will prepare you with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, with an emphasis on developing problem-solving skills, logical reasoning and imaginative thinking. Known as the central science, chemistry provides a fundamental understanding of how the world works. Studying chemistry alongside chemical engineering, a branch of engineering concerned with the analysis and design of chemical processes for manufacturing purposes, could introduce you to potentially exciting career opportunities, allowing you to make an impact in a variety of fields, including pharmaceuticals and healthcare, process chemistry and food science. Why Study Chemical Engineering and Chemistry BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? You’ll gain relevant real-world experience throughout this course. You’ll be taught by leading academics through lectures, seminars, and sessions, which will be supplemented by modern industry instruments in our specialist chemical science labs. Following your first two years in the course, you’ll put your knowledge and skills to the test in an optional supervised work placement. During this placement year, you’ll: • Experience working in a real-world environment within the industry, in the UK or internationally. • Explore employment opportunities within organisations related to your studies and chosen pathway. • Network with potential employers and construct work experience profiles to prepare for a future chemical engineering or chemistry career. You’ll be learning from the best in this course, as the University of Huddersfield has been rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023. Not only that, but our teaching staff rank in the top three in England for the proportion who hold doctorates (HESA 2022). This course will prepare you for a variety of potentially exciting careers in a range of fields in the industry, as well as for future study. You could work in chemical manufacturing, environmental consultancy, nuclear engineering or oil and gas. Global Professional Award At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you can gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


The first year comprises: • Organic Chemistry 1 • Physical Chemistry 1 • Chemical Engineering Design 1 • Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow • Chemical Engineering Labs and Inorganic Chemistry • Data Handling. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You may choose to spend your third year in industry or go directly into the final year. You’ll be taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, problem solving sessions, seminars, practicals and directed reading. Assessment will include written exams and coursework including problem solving assignments, laboratory reports, short tests and oral and poster presentations. Your module specification/course handbook provides further details of the assessment criteria.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0) - Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at University of Huddersfield - UCAS