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Chemical Engineering University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate

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Isaac Asimov observed “Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world!” In the past chemical engineering has quietly (or sometimes noisily!) served the material and energy needs of society. But in the 21st century, in the face of global challenges of climate change and fossil fuel depletion, the need is for chemical engineers to change the world by changing the ways in which we meet our needs for food, water, energy and materials.In particular, we need to do this in more joined up ways that produce the right products more cleverly and effectively, understanding the full environmental implications of processing choices, and exploiting interactions for efficiency to give minimum impact and maximum benefit.

Chemical engineering can be viewed as the most applied of the applied sciences with opportunities to make a difference in the world. Chemical engineers transform the visions of chemists and biochemists into industrial-scale reality, to make the benefits of new products and processes available to the world.

Our Chemical Engineering MEng builds on the BEng(Hons) course that provides in-depth coverage of modern, industry-relevant chemical engineering material from the fundamentals through to process design. Our courses are strong on chemistry in the context of chemical engineering, on systems thinking and on practical skills, as well as an emphasis on nurturing transferable and employability skills. We offer you the opportunity to gain strong, in-depth and industry-relevant chemical engineering knowledge to help you to play a valuable and rewarding role in this industry and beyond.

Our teaching staff are educated to doctoral level in their respective subject areas and have expertise in specialist areas of chemical engineering, as well as recognised higher education teaching qualifications and awards for excellent teaching. You'll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience using scientific instrumentation in our modern chemical sciences labs and pilot-scale rigs in our dedicated chemical engineering labs. In the third year of your course, you'll also have the chance to benefit from a work placement to see your subject in action and gain relevant real-world experience to enhance your future employment prospects.

The final year of the MEng includes further taught material on advanced aspects of chemical engineering, along with a substantial 40-credit Research Project in which you’ll have the chance to learn research skills, drawing on our wide-ranging research interests including graphene nano-materials, biorefining, process design and simulation, catalysis and industrial ecology for sustainability.

It’s a course designed to help set you up for a career in oil, fine chemical, material, food, pharmaceutical and many other industries, but also offers that extra breadth and depth of study and research associated with Master’s level courses.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Organic Chemistry 1
Physical Chemistry 1
Chemical Engineering Design 1
Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
Chemical Engineering Labs and Inorganic Chemistry
Mathematics 1

Year 2
Core modules:
Physical Chemistry 2
Transport Processes and Unit Operations
Chemical Engineering Design 2
Chemical and Biochemical Reaction Engineering
Multiphase Systems

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include-

Fine Chemicals Route Selection
Manufacturing and Enterprise

Year 3 - optional placement year

Year 4
Core modules:

Design Project 1
Design Project 2
Safety Engineering and Process Control
Advanced Mass Transfer & Reaction Engineering
Sustainable Industrial Systems

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include-
Organic Chemistry 3
Advanced Energy Systems
Project Quality and Production Management

Final year
Core modules:

Advanced Process Development
Surfaces, Polymers and Theoretical Chemistry
Computer Aided Product and Process Design
Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering
Research Project

Assessment method

Assessment will include written exams and coursework including problem solving assignments, practical work, laboratory reports, short tests, and oral and poster presentations.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB including Maths and either Chemistry or Physics. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0).

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,000 * Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The full-time undergraduate tuition fee for 19/20 entry will be £9,250. Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office (sfo@hud.ac.uk) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Course scholarships available – up to £3000. More details - http://www.hud.ac.uk/sas/scholarships/ Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

Provider information

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University of Huddersfield
Queensgate
Huddersfield
HD1 3DH


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School of Applied Science - Chemical Engineering

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