Newcastle University

Chemical Engineering with Honours in Sustainable Engineering Newcastle University Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Gold

Newcastle University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

Find out more about the TEF.

This degree focuses on the need for sustainable engineering solutions that balance environmental, social and economic concerns. You study specialist topics such as sustainable processing, energy and materials technology and enhanced design.

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 HH82
Institution code N21
Campus name Main Site (Newcastle)
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 AAB AAB including Mathematics and Chemistry and at least one of Further Maths, Physics, IT or Biology but excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. GCSE Physics or Double Award Science (minimum Grade B or 6) required if Physics not offered at A level.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Candidates will be considered for Foundation Year entry. Please see Engineering with Foundation Year for specific entrance requirements.
Access to HE Diploma D: 45 credits Access Qualification in relevant area of engineering or physical science. Must include 45 level 3 credits at Distinction including 30 credits in maths and chemistry.

Grade B or 6 in GCSE Physics or Dual Award Science required if Physics not offered at a higher level.
Scottish Higher AAA at Advanced Higher including Mathematics and Chemistry. Grade B in Higher Physics required if not offered at Advanced Higher. Two Highers at the required grade (in different subjects to those offered at Advanced Higher) may replace a third Advanced Higher.

Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 D3,D3,M2 in Principal Subjects including Mathematics and Chemistry and at least one of Further Mathematics, Physics or Biology. GCSE Physics or Double Award Science (minimum Grade B or 6) required if Physics not offered at a higher level.
Extended Project We welcome applications from students offering an Extended Project and value the skills of research and independent learning that it is designed to develop. If you offer an Extended Project, it will be taken into account as part of your application profile, but we will not usually include it in offer conditions for this degree programme.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points 34 points with Mathematics and Chemistry at Higher Level grade 6 or above. Physics required at Standard Level grade 5 or above if not offered at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Candidates will normally only be considered for foundation year entry. All applications will be considered on an individual basis.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAA AAA at Advanced Higher including Mathematics and Chemistry. Grade B in Higher Physics required if not offered at Advanced Higher. Two Highers at the required grade (in different subjects to those offered at Advanced Higher) may replace a third Advanced Higher.

Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

If you don’t think you will have the exact Mathematics and Science qualifications referred to in our entry requirements by the time you need them, you may not be sure what to do. We hope that the following will help.
•If you already have, or are taking, the A level (or equivalent) Maths and Science qualifications specified in our entry requirements, you should apply for stage 1 (First Year) entry of the engineering degree course in which you are interested
•If you have a Maths qualification but will not have it at A level (or equivalent) when you start your degree, you should apply for the relevant degree with Foundation Year. We may give you the opportunity to take the Newcastle University Pre-Entry Maths Course* and the option to start in First Year if we think that this will be the best route for you
•If you have A level Maths (or equivalent) already but not at the required grade, you should contact us for advice. We may decide that you could be considered for Foundation Year entry, or it may be that our engineering courses are not the best options for you
•If you will not have the equivalent of an A level in the Science subject (if any) required, you should apply for the relevant degree with Foundation Year.

If you are still not sure, do not worry.

Whatever you apply for, our Admissions Tutors will help you decide which is the best route for you. They may therefore make you an offer for a different course (e.g. Foundation Year entry instead of First Year entry) from the one you apply for.



(*The Newcastle University Pre-Entry Maths Course aims to provide the requisite mathematical skills and concepts needed on our engineering degree courses and to prepare students for the modes of learning they will encounter. The materials for the course are delivered electronically and include opportunities to practise your skills. You study the materials in your own time and, when you are ready, you book your exam with the Engineering School to which you have applied. A fee of £150 is payable at the time of booking the exam or shortly before the date set for examination.)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £22,800 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

For more information on fees visit: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/

Provider information

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Newcastle University
King’s Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU


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0191 208 3333