University of Huddersfield

Chemical Engineering University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate


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During the course we’ll cover every aspect of modern, industry-relevant chemical engineering material from organic and physical chemistry to the finer points of process design. Along the way you’ll get the chance to develop your understanding of the legal and environmental concerns that also play an important role in the industry.

Supported by experienced doctoral-level academics you’ll learn through a mix of lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical lab sessions. Underpinning all of our teaching is an emphasis on transferrable skills, so whether you’re getting to grips with instruments in the lab, using industry-specific software packages or working on a group presentation, you’ll get a whole range of opportunities to get hands-on experience and maximise your employability.

Studying on the MEng you’ll have the chance to expand on the solid foundations you’ll get from your Chemistry, Maths and Design modules in your first three years, (or four years should you opt for a Supervised Work Experience Placement in year three), to complete advanced modules and an advanced research project. 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


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; Fine Chemicals Route Selection; Chemical and Biochemical Reaction Engineering; Multiphase Systems. Year 3 - optional placement year - Supervised Work Experience - This optional placement year gives you the opportunity to experience employment within an organisation related to your chosen course. The placement is usually 48 weeks in duration. Placements may be available both within the UK and abroad. Year 4 - Core modules: Organic Chemistry 3; Design Project 1; Design Project 2; Safety Engineering and Process Control; Advanced Mass Transfer & Reaction Engineering; Sustainable Industrial Systems. 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

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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 AAA including Chemistry and Maths. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

We assess all applications individually.

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).

Applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

If you possess a qualification which differs to those listed for entry onto this course please refer to our webpages

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees detailed are the fees agreed for 17/18. These may be subject to an inflationary rise in 18/19.

Sponsorship information

Course scholarships available – up to £3000. More details - Please see our website for full details of the scholarship

Provider information

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University of Huddersfield

Course contact details

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School of Applied Science - Chemical Engineering

+44 (0)1484 473867

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+44 (0)1484 472625