What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAB including Mathematics and at least one from Chemistry or Physics . If you are studying a Science A level and it includes a separate practical assessment, then you must also achieve a Pass in this assessment
Grades AB including Mathematics and either Chemistry or Physics, plus Highers at AAB in 3 other subjects
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in a relevant subject: DD plus A Level Mathematics at grade B
35 points with 6 6 5 at HL with Mathematics 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
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
Chemical Engineering is concerned with the processing of raw materials into products on a commercial scale. It can also be described as process engineering. The products from Chemical Engineering operations are seen all around us including, for example, petrol, pharmaceuticals, food, drinking water, paints, cosmetics and clothing. The principles underpinning the manufacture of these products include mass and energy balances, thermodynamics, fluid flow and heat transfer, chemical reactor theory, mixing and separation processes, process control, plant safety and process economics. The main supporting subjects are mathematics and the physical sciences, backed up by computing, together with some chemistry. Principles and theories are essential for understanding real processes but students also need to develop professional competence. We develop our students’ capabilities from the outset through experimental work, design and research projects as well as computer simulations. Engineers working in industry participate in some of our design exercises and help keep them realistic. Oral and written presentations given by students help develop their confidence in communicating ideas.
Year 1: MEng and BEng Areas studied include process balances, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, laboratory, process design, and process economics. Year 2: MEng and BEng Areas studied include separation processes, mass transfer operations, safety and loss prevention, and environmental control. Optional placement year: Salaried professional placement. Final year: Areas studied include reaction engineering, process control, biochemical engineering, pollution control, a design project and a research 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
Sorry, we don’t have study time information to display here
How you'll be assessed
Sorry, we don’t have course assessment information to display here
What do the numbers say for
The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.
What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall 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?