What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAB including Maths and at least one from Chemistry or Physics. Practical Science required. Mathematics and (Physics or Chemistry).
Highers at AAB in 3 subjects, in conjunction with Advanced Highers at grades AB including Maths and either Chemistry or Physics
AB including Maths and either Chemistry or Physics, plus Highers at AAB in 3 other subjects
35 points with 6 6 5 at HL with Maths and at least one of Chemistry or Physics at HL
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers71%
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 support£9,250
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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This course is taught within the Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough. It is consistently ranked in the UK top 10 in all major newspaper league tables and has an excellent reputation for student satisfaction and graduate prospects. Over 97% of their graduates in employment are in professional or managerial roles 6 months after leaving. The average starting salary of their graduates is over Â£29,000 (of those available for work or study DLHE 2013). Chemical engineers develop new chemical processes and products, and improve the performance of existing ones, they make a huge difference to the world that we live in. The course covers the main principles underpinning the manufacture of â??chemical productsâ?? on a commercial scale such as pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, petrochemicals, cosmetics and household goods. During this course you can take the option of a paid industry placement. Completing a placement not only gives you real world experience but you will also gain an additional qualification of a Diploma in Industrial Studies. This is an experience that will really help you stand out when applying for your first engineering job. Examples of the companies where students have undertaken their year-long placement include AstraZeneca, BP, Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Unilever, Tata Steel and Valero. This course is fully accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
Year 1 modules introduce the basic concepts of chemical engineering such as mass and energy balances, process design, and process economics. Year 2 modules develop core chemical engineering subjects such as separation processes, mass transfer operations, safety and loss prevention, and environmental control. Year 3 blends core and optional subjects such as reaction engineering, transfer processes, process control, biochemical engineering, and pollution control. Students also undertake a research project and a design project.
The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.
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
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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