Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Chemical Engineering (with Foundation Year and Optional Year in Industry)

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Course summary

Optional year in industry: The year in industry option will help you gain valuable work experience which will help you enhance your graduate employability prospects. During your placement you develop transferable skills such as communication, negotiation, teamwork, leadership, organisation, problem-solving, being able to work under pressure, self-reliance and commercial awareness. At the end of your work placement you return to complete your degree and prepare to enter employment with improved confidence. Our work placement officer and the University’s careers service are available to help you find and apply for your work placement. Advice is also available on job hunting and networking. Course overview: This course includes a foundation year - ideal if you need additional preparation or if you don't have sufficient grades to join Year 1. Explore advanced chemical processes and the drivers behind sustainability, decarbonisation, and net zero technologies. Understand the principles of cleaner design, develop concepts for environmentally friendly industries and create a holistic view of the sustainability of chemical products and services. Collaborate with world-leading researchers, with access to the state-of-the-art facilities in hydrogen, carbon capture, CO2 mineralisation, gas and liquid separation membranes, biofuel and biochar, and advanced chemical engineering software. You graduate with an appreciation of societal requirements for sustainable development and corporate responsibility in industry, giving you the foundations to secure jobs with top-tier employers. Top reasons to study this course 1. Financial awards: you may be eligible for a £7,500 Brittan Scholarship or a £3,250 Dr Ken Home Scholarship. 2. Maths support: strengthen your maths with a free online Mathematics for University course before you start your course. 3. Industry links: we have long-term industrial links and joint projects with the top employers, offering you significant opportunities to gain practical experience and work on industry-focused projects. 4. Research: we hold a leading position in chemical process research across a range of areas including development of energy-efficient chemical processes for a circular economy, catalytic reaction processes for renewable fuel and chemical production and sustainable waste treatment and novel recycling processes. After the course: Graduates work across sectors including; pharmaceutical, energy, recycling, battery production, pulp and paper, cement, fertilisers, chemical, food production, biochemical production/biotechnology, and consultancy companies. As the world transits to sustainable and green technologies many new areas have emerged that need chemical engineers, these include hydrogen-ammonia economy, biofuels, emission mitigation, and novel materials. The sector-wise distribution of chemical engineers employed in different sectors such as oil, gas, nuclear, water, manufacturing and pharmaceutical. You are qualified to work within research and the development of innovative and sustainable products and processes, production and process technologies and advanced technical support. Typical roles involve process engineers, sustainability managers, production in-charge, waste/energy managers, waste minimisation specialists, energy monitoring consultants, research scientist, environmental or carbon management officers, and government advisors. The course trains you to start your own company or join a start-up. As a chemical engineer, you are trained to draw on resources and ideas from a variety of fields, making you adaptable, creative and able to thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course page link provided (or visit www.tees.ac.uk).

Assessment method

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Professional bodies

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

  • Engineering Council
  • Chemical Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Most UCAS tariff based offers are in the range of 32-88 tariff points. The level of the tariff point offer will depend on the subjects that you have studied. Non-tariff qualifications are also considered. You are expected to have at least Level 2 literacy and numeracy skills. GCSE grade 4 (or C) or a pass in Level 2 Functional Skills are acceptable. If you are unsure about your qualifications being eligible for admission, contact our admissions office for advice.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
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Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000* Year 1
International £14000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK or Ireland here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education authority: gov.uk/student-finance.
Chemical Engineering (with Foundation Year and Optional Year in Industry) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS