BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

Duration: 3 years

Course details

The BEng in chemical engineering is designed to develop your engineering skills, in the context of a firm grounding in chemistry. To ensure this you share a common first year with chemists. In later years you go on to specialise at a more advanced level in the core engineering topics. In addition you study the important topics of business, management and sustainability, all the while developing and applying problem-solving skills. Your computer modelling skills will also be developed with a strong emphasis on process simulation. You have the option to spend an additional year on placement in industry after your second academic year. Many students take advantage of this option, and find the experience of great benefit both in their development as an engineer and in their final year performance.


Year 1

  • Chemical Engineering Mathematics

  • Design and Build

  • Process and Product Design

  • Introduction to Transfer Processes

  • Health, Safety and the Environment

  • Physical Chemistry for Engineers

  • Chemistry for Engineers

Year 2

  • Process Design

  • Process Control and Instrumentation

  • Separation and Transfer Processes

  • Process Simulation

  • Introduction to Particle Processing

  • Engineering Materials

  • Energy Supply

Year 3

  • Process Economics and Loss Prevention

  • Sustainability Project

  • Particle Processing

  • Reaction Engineering

  • Process and Pollution Control

  • Advanced Separation and Transfer Processes

  • Process Computation

  • Optional Modules

Entry requirements

  • A Level: BBB-ABB
  • BTEC National Diploma: only considered alongside A Level Chemistry and Maths
  • IB: 32 points (including Chemistry at Higher Level)
  • GCSE: Maths Grade C and English Grade C

Career possibilities

In addition to the traditional oil and chemical-based industries you will be well equipped to go into a wide range of careers including food production, pollution control, environmental protection, energy conservation, waste recovery and recycling, medical science, health and safety, alternative energy sources, resource conservation, research, management and consultancy.

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