University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Chemical Engineering MEng (with a placement year)

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Course summary

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The MEng in Chemical Engineering (with placement year) is shaped by the ongoing needs of industry, while focusing on the traditional disciplines of oil, gas and petrochemical production. You’ll get the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to operate in a range of industry sectors, learning in a research-informed, multidisciplinary environment. Your studies will give you a deep understanding of fundamental and advanced technical principles such as:

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mass and heat transfer
  • Chemical reactions
  • Process control
  • Safety, health and environment
You’ll also gain practical experience with analytical tools, and the competencies required to apply this knowledge in industry. A placement year in industry enables you to build contacts whilst developing your skills and professional confidence. The first three academic years of the MEng programme share the same curriculum as the BEng. The final fourth academic year provides additional focused study, and enables you to emerge with a Master's degree. Chemical Engineering at Bradford has extensive links to industry. Our lecturers are actively working on research projects with industry, with recent research projects linked to leading pharmaceutical, oil, gas, petrochemical and advanced material engineering companies. Professional Accreditation This course is accredited by the IChemE. The accreditation will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer and students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UK-SPEC. Rankings Chemical Engineering at the University of Bradford is ranked 4th in the UK in the Guardian University League Table 2020. Chemical Engineering received 94% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017.

Course details


Year 1: Design, Build and Test (core) Mathematical Methods and Applications (core) Electronics and Mechanics (core) Engineering Materials (core) Thermofluids (core) Computer Aided Engineering (core) Year 2 Further Engineering Mathematics and Statistics (core) Mass Transfer Operations (core) Reaction Engineering (core) Chemistry for Engineers (core) Transport Processes (core) Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics (core) Year 3 Chemical Engineering Design Project (core) Control Engineering (core) Process Design (core) Reliability & Safety Engineering (core) Sustainable Energy (optional) Project Management and Six Sigma (optional) Petroleum Engineering (optional) Final year Advanced MEng Research Project (core) Desalination Technology (core) Transport Phenomena (core) Upstream Production & Refinery Operations (core) Food & Pharmaceutical Processes Engineering (optional) Polymer and Materials Engineering (optional) Water and Waste Water Treatment (optional) Risk Assessment & Management (optional) Supply Chain Management and Production (optional)

Assessment method

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chemical Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeH8C0
Institution code B56
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points 112 UCAS tariff points to include GCE Advanced Level Mathematics and Chemistry at Grade C and GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or equivalent.
A level BBC 112 UCAS points to include Maths and Chemistry at grade C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM No BTECs acceptable on their own. Acceptable subjects: Any Engineering plus GCE Advanced Level Chemistry: BTEC Extended Diploma (2010): To include Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians module (Unit 28) at Merit plus GCE Advanced Level Chemistry at Grade C. BTEC National Extended Diploma (2016): To include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) and Further Engineering Mathematics (Unit 8) at Merit plus GCE Advanced Level Chemistry at Grade C.
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS tariff points to include 12 Level 3 Maths credits at Merit and 12 Level 3 Chemistry credits at Merit. Applicants should be studying an Access to HE in Science or Engineering.
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS tariff points to include Advanced Higher grade D in Maths and Chemistry plus SQA Credit standard grade / Intermediate 2 at grade 3 in English or SQA National 5 grade C in English.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS tariff points to include Higher Level Maths and Chemistry at grade 5 plus Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS tariff points to include five Higher Level subjects including Higher Level Maths and Chemistry at grade H1 and Ordinary Level English at grade O4.

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English language requirements for International and EU applicants: The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £18420* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Chemical Engineering MEng (with a placement year) at University of Bradford - UCAS