Chemical Engineering Imperial College London

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London)

This degree leads to a Master’s level qualification and is professionally accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). As well as your main Imperial degree, you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI) on completion of this course.

Chemical engineers bring about innovation and improvements in process industries, such as those concerned with the manufacture of chemicals, food, fuel and pharmaceuticals. The Department of Chemical Engineering was founded in 1912 and undergraduate degrees were first formally taught from 1937.

On this professionally accredited course, you will learn to apply scientific, engineering and business principles to a variety of complex practical issues.

All Chemical Engineering students study the same core programme for the first two years, covering fundamental science and mathematics and how these apply to practical engineering problems. Mathematics modules cover a wide range of pure and applied topics, with emphasis on solving the large sets of non-linear equations which characteristically describe chemical engineering problems. You will also analyse a variety of chemical processes, and learn about the many ways of contacting, reacting and separating different gases, liquids and solids on a large scale.

There is approximately the same amount of physical chemistry as in pure science courses distributed through the four years, while first-year modules in chemistry and biochemistry are designed to support eventual optional modules in later years. As the course progresses, you will have the freedom to tailor your study programme to your interests through a range of specialist modules such as nuclear chemical engineering and biochemical engineering.

Your study reaches Master’s level in the fourth year, with advanced modules and a substantial research project. Studying to this level means that graduates require fewer years of work experience to become a Chartered Engineer.

Environmental effects of chemical operations are highlighted throughout the course, with an emphasis on successful control and mitigation.

There are also major optional modules in which environmental technology themes can be taken further. Attention to safety engineering is closely integrated with many of the modules and in most projects a safety audit is required.

There is an emphasis on project work throughout the course, which increases in complexity each year. These projects consist of design work, theoretical and computing studies, and practical work in our laboratories, including in our state-of-the-art Carbon Capture Pilot Plant. Much of your project work will be grounded in real industry problems, and all students have the opportunity to complete an industry-based project towards the end of their degree. In your final year you will also complete a major project covering all aspects of the design of a chemical plant.

All students must apply to this course in the first instance. Students interested in the Chemical with Nuclear Engineering degree can normally transfer onto the course up until the start of the third year. We also offer this degree with a Year Abroad. Normally only students who are on track for at least a 2:1 by the end of year two (or year three for final-year placements) will be eligible. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you.

  • Qualification

    Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    October 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Professional bodies

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

  • Chemical Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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 I50
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

An ATAS certificate is required for all Non-EEA/Swiss nationals who require a visa to study in the UK.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*A*A Must include:

A*A* Mathematics and Chemistry
A in a relevant subject(s) including Physics, Biology, Further Mathematics and/or Economics

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D2, D3 D2 in Chemistry
D2 in Mathematics
D3 in Physics, Biology, Further Mathematics or Economics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 39 points Must include:

7 in Mathematics at higher level
7 in Chemistry at higher level
6 in Physics, Biology or Economics at higher level

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

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

If your UCAS application indicates that you are likely to satisfy our requirements and you live within reasonable travelling distance of the College you will be invited to visit the Department.

During this visit, you will meet members of the teaching staff and a number of current students.

You will attend an interview on a one-to-one basis and be shown the teaching facilities of the Department, as well as various features of the College. This includes a tour of our residential accommodation and some of our recreational facilities.

We conduct interviews in south-east Asia for our applicants there.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced C For pre-2015 test, the College requires grade C overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 176 overall with 169 in all elements/bands
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.0 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
PTE Academic 62.0 Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 56 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
TOEFL (iBT) 92.0 Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 20 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

For further information on the College English entry requirements and a full list of accepted tests and grade requirements, please visit the College website URL detailed below.

College English Language Entry Requirements

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/english/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £30,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £30,250 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

Tuition Fee information: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/2019-20/ Scholarship information: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding/bursaries-and-scholarships/presidents-scholarships/