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Chemical Engineering University of Manchester Degree level: Undergraduate

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Chemical engineering is concerned with designing and managing processes to carry out molecular transformations at large scale, in order to provide the products and materials we all need. Chemical engineers take raw materials and turn them into useful products via chemical or biological reactions.

As part of the MEng Chemical Engineering degree you'll study a range of core material incorporating the fundamentals of chemical engineering. The technical aspects of chemical engineering revolve around managing the behaviour of materials and chemical reactions. This means predicting and manipulating compositions, flows, temperatures and pressures of solids, liquids and gases. You will discover how to understand and describe chemical, physical and biological processes using mathematical equations, as well as learning about and getting hands-on experience of using the equipment and techniques applied in industry for large-scale manufacturing.

The third year Design Project is a key component of our courses. Working in teams students undertake an open ended project to design a complete production process. Sustainability is embedded within the design project, with examples including the sustainable production of chemicals such as propylene oxide and ethylene glycol and succinic acid production from waste.

Our student design project groups have won the IChemE's Macnab-Lacey Prize three times since its introduction in 2011. The prize is awarded to the student design project which best demonstrates how engineering can contribute to a more sustainable world.

As well as core chemical engineering, in fourth year you'll choose a specialist theme to give you a deeper understanding of areas of advanced chemical engineering. These specialist areas include:

  • Interface and colloid science

  • Advanced Biotechnology

  • Sustainable development and industry

  • Nuclear fuel cycleFlow and transport in porous media

  • Distributed and renewable energy systems

  • Molecular modelling and simulation

  • Computer aided process design

Alongside studying advanced chemical engineering topics you will also carry out a research project and write a dissertation in fourth year. Research projects are supervised by our world leading academics in areas such as:

  • Molecular modelling

  • Healthcare engineering

  • Engineering and sensing

  • Bioengineering and biotechnology

  • Catalysis and chemical reaction engineering

  • Systems modelling and sustainability

All of our degree programmes are fully accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), the global professional body for chemical engineers.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code H801
Institution code M20
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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 - AAAB Grades AAA-AABB. This should include Mathematics at Grade A and either Physics or Chemistry plus one other academic subject.

Typical Contextual Offer: Grades AAB to include Maths at Grade A and either Physics or Chemistry.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD We will only consider the National Extended Diploma in Engineering or Applied Science, at Grade DDD, for entry to this course. This must be in conjunction with Grade A in A Level Maths.
Access to HE Diploma We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE Diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3), with merit or distinction in a subject area relevant to the chosen course.

For this course, Access to HE Diplomas will normally only be considered in conjunction with A Levels. Please contact the academic School for further information before applying.
Scottish Higher Two Advanced Highers in Maths and either Physics or Chemistry at Grade A + two Highers at Grade A (any subjects)

English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3).

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the School directly.
AS AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken.

Candidates taking Pre-U principal subjects in conjunction with A levels are expected to achieve a combination of D3 in the Pre-U certificates and Grade A at A Level in three distinct subjects. This must include Maths at A level Grade A or equivalent and either Physics or Chemistry.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.
Extended Project The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. We strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your application and at interview.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including acceptable levels of Literacy and Numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C/4 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.

Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall including 6,6,6 at the Higher level including Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD We will only consider the Technical Diploma in Engineering, at Grade DD, for entry to this course. This must be in conjunction with Grade A in A Level Maths.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D We will only consider the Technical Extended Certificate, at Grade D, in conjunction with Grade A in A Level Maths and Grade A in A Level Physics or Chemistry.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDD We will only consider the Technical Extended Diploma in Engineering, at Grade DDD, for entry to this course. This must be in conjunction with Grade A in A Level Maths.
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma We will only consider the Technical Foundation Diploma, at Grade D/D*, in conjunction with Grade A/A* in A Level Maths and Grade A/A* in A Level Physics or Chemistry.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD We will only consider the National Diploma in Engineering or Applied Science, at Grade DD, for entry to this course. This must be in conjunction with Grade A in A Level Maths.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D We will only consider the National Extended Certificate, at Grade D, in conjunction with Grade A in A Level Maths and Grade A in A Level Physics or Chemistry.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D We will only consider the National Foundation Diploma, at Grade D, in conjunction with Grade A in A Level Maths and Grade A in A Level Physics or Chemistry.
Scottish Advanced Higher Two Advanced Highers in Maths and either Physics or Chemistry at Grade A + two Highers at Grade A (any subjects)

English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3).

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the School directly.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this.

We require minimum Grade A from the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be considered for the course.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Return-to-learn students are those who have had a substantial period away from any formal learning. Often such learners have pursued careers or raised a family. The University understands that students come from many different backgrounds, with varying qualifications, careers and skills, but they often bring to their studies a high degree of motivation and experience.

The University recognises that standard selection measures and procedures may not enable these learners to demonstrate fully their suitability for their chosen course. Where appropriate, admissions officers will seek and consider alternative evidence in order to give such learners equivalent consideration. Where they deem this alternative evidence meets entry criteria fully the learner will not be required to meet the standard academic entry requirements.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Audition


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With no sub-test below 5.5. OR an equivalent English Language qualification.

GCSE Grade C (Grade 4 in newly reformed GCSE's) in English Language.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £24,000 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

Provider information

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Course contact details

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