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Imperial College London

Chemical Engineering

UCAS Code: H801
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

160-200

% applicants receiving offers

31%

Subjects
  • Chemical, process & energy engineering
Student score
86% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£28.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*AAA-A*A*A

Mathematics at grade A* and Chemistry at grade A* or A

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

Mathematics and Chemistry.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
39

Grade 7 in Mathematics, 6 Chemistry and 6 in one further subject (Physics or Biology, will also consider Economics if offered) at Higher level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

31%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not 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
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

Modules

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.

Imperial College London

The South Kensington campus by night

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
36%
64%

Year 1

32%
68%

Year 2

31%
69%

Year 3

45%
55%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
78%
18%
4%

Year 1

70%
28%
2%

Year 2

82%
15%
3%

Year 3

47%
43%
10%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

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.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 86% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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
62% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
34% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
595 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
97% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

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?

% employed or in further study 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £28.5k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

39%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

14%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although the chemicals industry, like a lot of manufacturing, had a tough time during the recession, the UK has had a shortage of chemical engineers for a while now so starting salaries are good. In fact, across the UK, only doctors and dentists bettered the average starting salary for chemical engineering graduates, and in Scotland, where the best starting salaries for chemical engineers are to be found (thanks to the oil and gas industry), even dentists lagged behind last year. So if you want to make good money from the start, this is the degree to take. Most graduates take a longer course that leads to an MEng – which is what you need to take if you want to be a Chartered Engineer. Chemical engineers are also more likely than other engineers to take doctorates and go into research roles, so if you want to take an engineering subject but fancy a research job, this might be a good subject to take.
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