University of Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience

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Course summary

Begin your journey towards a challenging yet rewarding career in chemical engineering by studying at the subject's birthplace: Manchester. In this four-year MEng degree you will not only learn the fundamentals of this key subject; you'll also have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working as a chemical engineer on a year-long industrial placement. The placement, which you will undertake in your third year, is fully embedded within the course, meaning you can gain industrial experience while being supported throughout from an industrial and academic supervisor. We work with your placement to ensure you complete significant projects to produce a project-based dissertation, logbook and poster presentation. Two modules, Catalytic Reaction Engineering and Advanced Engineering Separations, you'll study by distance learning during the placement year. You will have the opportunity to work for an esteemed company; previous placements have been with the likes of AkzoNobel, AstraZeneca, Bosch, Exxon Mobil, GlaxoSmithKline, JaguarLandRover, Rolls Royce, Tata Steel, Unilever, and many more. At Manchester, all of our programmes are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), meaning your education will equip you to graduate with an industrially approved degree. There will be emphasis on the technical aspects of chemical engineering, and these revolve around managing the behaviour of materials and chemical reactions, as well as predicting and manipulating compositions, flows, temperatures, and pressures of solids, liquids and gases. This is balanced with process safety and sustainability, which are inherent to all of our programmes. The latter is heavily embedded within your third-year design project. Here, you will undertake an open-ended team project to design a complete production process. Examples have included the sustainable production of chemicals such as propylene oxide and ethylene glycol from waste, and our design teams have won more IChemE Macnab-Lacey Prize for their efforts than any other university.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any component
TOEFL (iBT)9090 overall with no subscore below 20

We will also accept: GCSE/IGCSE: Grade C/4 NCUK EAP: Grade B with no component below Grade C Academic PTE: 70 overall with no component below 65

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Fees for entry in 2022 have not yet been set. For entry in 2021 the tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2022 entry.

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Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience at University of Manchester - UCAS