University of Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Our inspiring Chemical Engineering BEng degree programme equips you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to shape and transform the future of chemicals, fuels and products, services and processes made and developed using chemical engineering expertise.
Birmingham has one of the largest concentrations of chemical engineering excellence in the UK and we consistently rank among the country’s top five chemical engineering schools for research. This means our courses provide first-class opportunities to learn core technical and transferable skills from the world’s best academics in their field, as well as through industrial collaborations with leading multinational companies.
Project work – highly valued by employers – is a thread that runs throughout our degree programmes in order to create well-rounded chemical engineers. Problems are posed in a ‘real-world’ environment where decisions need to be made when data and information are scarce. There is significant industry input on the third-year design project, which will see you designing a specific and realistic chemical process, championed by an industrial partner.
A breakdown of modules and credits can be found on our website.
How to apply
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!
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|Campus name||Main Site|
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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||A*AA - AAAA||
A level Mathematics and Chemistry required. A level Physics is advantageous but not required. AS Physics required if mechanics module is not taken with Mathematics A level. You must also pass the practical element of any reformed science A levels which include Biology, Chemistry and Physics taught from 2015.
General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Maths A Levels are not accepted.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||BTEC only considered when combined with other qualifications.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Accepted in place of A levels with the following grade equivalencies: D2 = A*; D3 = A; M2 = B. Combinations of A levels and Principle subjects are accepted. NB required subjects must be offered (see A level Section)|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||7,6,6 at Higher Level including Mathematics and Chemistry at Higher Level grade 6 with a minimum of 32 points overall. We will consider Standard Level Mathematics grade 7.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted in place of a non-required A level with the equivalent grade.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|