University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Chemical Engineering (including a Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Lead the way in the effort to make the world a cleaner, safer and more sustainable place as you explore the engineering challenges behind many of our modern technologies on this accredited course. Chemical engineers develop innovative processes to turn raw materials into useful products such as fuels, plastics, foods and medicines. On this course you will learn the key set of chemical engineering principles and understand how to use them for a huge range of applications, such as eliminating harmful emissions of greenhouse gases. At Chester, all Chemical Engineering students complete work placements as an integral part of their degree. Opportunities to develop professional skills are embedded throughout, and good staff-to-student ratios help students build confidence, for example, in giving presentations and participating in class. Our BEng and MEng degrees are fully accredited by the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), and have been designed in consultation with major recruiters of chemical engineering graduates. We have a strong, supportive culture underpinned by interactive, problem-based learning and a research active faculty. In addition, every student has a Personal Academic Tutor, who will provide support in both the academic and practical aspects of university life. Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree.

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this course please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Assessment will be by examination and through coursework and lab work assignments, which will include presentations, reports and practicals.

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:
8H16
Institution code:
C55
Campus name:
Chester
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For the Engineering degrees with a Foundation Year, A Levels/BTECs etc. should normally include relevant subjects i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Computer Science etc.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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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

Additional fee information

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.
Chemical Engineering (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS