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Course summary

Our BEng Chemical Engineering course is offered as either a three or four 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. 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. The products we use everyday require the skill of a chemical engineer. You will be trained to ensure the safe and profitable production of the chemicals and materials required to create products such as clothing, food, medicine, transport and home entertainment systems. Additionally, you will study the important topics of business, management and sustainability, all the while developing and applying problem-solving skills. Your computer modelling skills will also be developed with a strong emphasis on process simulation. 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. Our graduates have a strong record of finding suitable positions, reflecting the fact that the UK is a major contributor to the global chemical industry. Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers for the purposes of meeting the educational requirements for Chartered Chemical Engineer
  • Internationally recognised for research
  • Ranked Top 10 in the UK for Engineering: Chemical (Guardian University Guide League Tables, 2023)
  • 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

Year One Core Modules: Mathematics for Chemical Engineers Sustainability, Design and Build Process and Product Design Introduction to Transfer Processes Introduction to Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Physical Chemistry for Engineers Chemistry for Engineers Professional Skills for Engineer Year Two Core Modules: Process Design Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Mass Transfer Process Simulation and Control Separation Processes in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Reaction Engineering Introduction to Business Management Year Three Optional Placement Final Year Core Modules: Advanced Process Design Process Safety and Sustainability Advanced Reaction Engineering Advanced Separation Processes Choose 2 optional modules: Advances in Biomaterials Science Renewable Technologies Process Computation Biotechnology and Bioprocess Environmental Chemistry I 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


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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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 £21100 Year 1

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.
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