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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
  • 92% of Chemical Engineering students found the course intellectually stimulating (National Student Survey, 2021)
  • Ranked Top 10 in the UK for Engineering: Chemical (Guardian University Guide League Tables, 2022)
  • 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.

Modules

Years 1 and 2 Chemical Engineering Operations; Design of Chemical Processes and Equipment; Management; Mathematics; Fluid Flow; Heat Transfer; Thermodynamics; Process Instrumentation; Chemistry; Chemical Kinetics; Process Simulation; Process Control and Safety; Reaction Engineering; Materials. Third year: Advanced Chemical Engineering Operations; Biomaterials; Advanced Transfer Processes; Pollution Prevention and Control; Design Problem; Process Economics; Management; Process Control; Reaction Engineering. Placement year: The 4 year sandwich course incorporates spending the third year in a paid professional placement gaining valuable and practical experience. Final year: To gain your MEng status you will undertake a major research project, advanced management, process modelling and sustainable energy modules. A full list of modules is available on the website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H804
Institution code:
A80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
92%
Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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
International £20650 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2023 entry. 2024 tuition fees are presently unavailable and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity. **The latest information relating to EU students and tuition fees for 2023 can be found on the UCAS website at: https://www.ucas.com/finance/finance-international-and-eu-students. ***The United Kingdom government has confirmed that European Union (EU), other European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals commencing academic courses in England from August 2021 will no longer be eligible for home fee status. ^^Tuition fees for students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. Any such increase shall always be in accordance with the law.
Chemical Engineering at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS