Chemical Engineering with a Year in Industry at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Chemical Engineering with a Year in Industry

Course summary

Chemical engineers design, operate and optimise chemical and physical processes that turn raw materials into valuable products for human use. They also use their skills to dispose of the by-products generated by these processes in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner. You will be trained you to meet the needs of modern process engineering and gain the ability to use analytical skills and tools to formulate and solve problems relevant to the application of engineering to industry. The course will also provide a foundation for you to aim for the prized Chartered Engineer status. The course involves industrial visits to various companies such as Valero, Avalon (AstraZeneca), Aberthaw Power Plant, First Milk, Tata Steel and Vale INCO Ltd. Modules build on established Chemical Engineering areas with application to energy, health, food, water and the environment. As you progress, your developing analytical abilities will combine with hands-on experience of state-of-the-art equipment, establishing skills which are vital to securing employment in the wider aerospace industry. Chemical Engineering Facilities include:

  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Fermentation Rigs
  • Particle Characterisation
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance
  • Hydrodynamic Shear Adhesion Assays
  • Membrane Separation Rigs and Rheometers
Accreditation This Chemical Engineering course at Swansea University is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). There is a close and extensive involvement with local, national and international engineering companies at Swansea University. Did you know all of our courses are available with a Year in Industry or Year Abroad? These placement years increase our students confidence and communication skills as well as help them to gain valuable experiences that will ultimately enhance their employability. To find out more go to We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.


Year 1 Areas studied typically include:

  • Chemical Engineering Science
  • Chemical Process Principles
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Instrumental and Analytical Chemistry
  • Introductory Organic Chemistry
Year 2 Areas studied typically include:
  • Biochemical Engineering Principles
  • Fluid Flow
  • Instrumentation Measurement and Control
  • Process and Pilot Plant Operations
  • Process Design and Simulation
  • Process Modelling
  • Reactor Design
  • Separation Processes
  • Thermodynamics of Process Design
Year 3 Areas studied typically include:
  • Applied Process Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Design Project
  • Energy and Low Carbon Technologies
  • Environmental Engineering Practice
  • Particulate Systems
  • Reactor Design
- Safety and Loss Prevention

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs: Mathematics C, English Language C.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University

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Chemical Engineering with a Year in Industry at Swansea University - UCAS