Chemical Engineering at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Our MEng Chemical Engineering course is offered as either a four or five year course with integrated placement year. It is designed to develop your engineering skills, in the context of a firm grounding in chemistry. To ensure this you share a common first year with chemists and in later years go on to specialise at a more advanced level in the core engineering topics. The MEng builds on the BEng course, but is an extended, broader-based qualification, it is enhanced by additional subjects including process synthesis, advanced management, bioenergy, and a major research project. Chemical engineers are very much at the forefront of working to improve the quality of our lives. Chemical engineering is a challenging and fascinating profession with extensive career opportunities. As a chemical engineer you will combine a detailed knowledge of chemistry with an understanding of engineering principles in order to design, construct and operate chemical process plants. In addition to the traditional oil and chemical-based industries you will be well equipped to go into a wide range of careers including food production, pollution control, environmental protection, energy conservation, waste recovery and recycling, medical science, health and safety, alternative energy sources, resource conservation, research, management and consultancy. Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers for the purposes of meeting the educational requirements for Chartered Chemical Engineer
  • Ranked Top 10 in the UK for Engineering: Chemical (Guardian University Guide League Tables, 2023)
  • International recognised for research
  • Our optional placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects.


Year One: Core Modules Mathematics for Chemical Engineers Sustainability, Design and Build Process and Product Design Introduction to Transfer Processes Physical Chemistry for Engineers Chemistry for Engineers Professional Skills for Engineers Introduction to Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Year Two: Core Modules Process Design Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Mass Transfer Separation Processes in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Process Simulation and Control Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Reaction Engineering Introduction to Business Management Year Three Optional Placement Year Year Three/Four Core Modules Advanced Process Design Process Safety and Sustainability Advanced Reaction Engineering Advanced Separation Processes Optional Modules (choose 2) Advances in Biomaterials Science Renewable Technologies Process Computation Biotechnology and Bioprocessing Environmental Chemistry I Final Year Core Modules Research Project Advanced Mass Transfer Project Management Optional Modules (choose 3) Advanced Process Simulation and Control Industrial Catalysis Computational Fluid Dynamics for Chemical Engineering Design Downstream Processing for Biotechnology Products Advanced Renewable Technologies Petroleum Engineering Advanced Particle Technologies In your final year you will undertake a major research project and a sustainability project to gain your MEng status. Please Note: All modules are based on the current academic year. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £21100 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.
Chemical Engineering at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS