What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Mathematics at grade A* and Chemistry at grade A* or A
Mathematics and Chemistry.
Grade 7 in Mathematics, 6 Chemistry and 6 in one further subject (Physics or Biology, will also consider Economics if offered) at Higher level.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 160-200 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers31%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Year 1: Basic principles of chemical engineering; behaviour of fluids; business for engineers; chemistry; heat and mass transfer; mathematics; properties of matter; thermodynamics. Year 2: Business for engineers; computing; heat transfer and fluid mechanics; industrial chemistry, biochemistry and catalysis; languages; mathematics; process dynamics and control; reaction kinetics and implications for reactor design; separation techniques; thermodynamics. Year 3: Behaviour in industrial organisations; design of process equipment; environmental engineering; fluid and particle mechanics; reaction engineering; safety and loss prevention; separation processes; strategy of design; courses selected from a wide range of management, humanities and engineering electives; projects in process synthesis, process flowsheeting, safety, process equipment design, a techno-economic case study, and further laboratory work. Year 4: Modules can include: Entrepreneurship; finance and financial management; innovation management; project management; advanced bioprocess engineering; advanced process synthesis and optimisation; clean fossil fuels; colloid and interface science; downstream separation in biotechnology; dynamic behaviour of process systems; dynamical systems and chaos; environmental biotechnology; formulation engineering and technology; fundamentals of biotechnology; introduction to nuclear energy; membrane science and membrane separation processes; modelling of biological systems; process heat transfer; nuclear chemical engineering; nuclear thermal hydraulics; nuclear materials; pharmaceutical process development; process heat transfer; product characterisation; polymers; separation processes; philosophy; controversies and ethical dilemmas in science and technology; European history, 1870-1989; history of medicine, science and technology in western civilisation; modern literature and drama; music and western civilisation; European languages; Japanese.
Fittingly positioned on Exhibition Road London's historical central hub of Science, Technology and Culture Imperial College London is consistently ranked in the top ten of world universities. You will find all 15,000 students share a 'work hard, play hard' attitude. There are 320 different clubs and societies and Imperial graduates have one of the highest average starting salaries in the UK.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.
UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
What are graduates doing after six months?
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?