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Course summary

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. Placement This Chemical Engineering programme offers you the opportunity to take up a placement year working in industry in your third year. The placement year is an excellent way to develop your professional experience, build industry contacts, and gain insight into the day-to-day work of a professional chemical engineer. Our students have undertaken placements with organisations such as:
  • EDF Energy
  • Novartis
  • Thames Water
  • AMEC
  • BASF
  • Sellafield
  • Tracerco
After completing your placement you’ll return to complete the final year of the programme, and apply all you’ve learnt to your final project. Many students continue their relationship with their placement employers, working for them part-time or returning to work in graduate positions after finishing their studies. Rankings Our MEng Chemical Engineering (with Placement) received 100% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021. Chemical Engineering at the University of Bradford is ranked 5th in the UK in the Guardian University League Table 2021.

Modules

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 codes

Course code:
H8C0
Institution code:
B56
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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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 £21124* Year 1
International £21124* 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 (with a placement year) at University of Bradford - UCAS