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Sheffield Hallam University

Chemical Engineering

UCAS Code: H810

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:18

Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 18 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C or 4 Maths at grade C or 4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

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This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include mathematics and physics or chemistry). For example: ABB at A Level including relevant subjects. DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject. A combination of qualifications which must include relevant subjects and may include AS levels and EPQ

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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Chemical engineering

Gain a strong engineering background alongside building additional skills in leadership and management.
Undertake a development project where you apply research methods, originality and experience in dealing with new concepts and/or applications.
Learn to identify the limitations of current practice, and recognise the potential impact of new developments.
Using modern lab equipment to practice fundamental chemical engineering principles, undertaking project work, real life research and chemical process plant design, you will graduate with the right skills and experience needed to succeed professionally in the engineering industry.

**How you learn**

There is an emphasis on practical work as part of this course. Sessions in laboratories will help you see and feel the principles taught in the classroom. Classroom teaching is delivered by expert academics who also work in industry and are involved with leading scientific research.

You learn through

- lectures

- tutorials

- lab sessions

- computer simulations

- projects

- guest lectures

- group work

- independent research

- simulated experiments

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

**Live projects**

You're encouraged to gain practical experience through reverse engineering projects and cover other important associated subjects, such as the health and safety requirements of the industry. You will work on group and individual projects to develop your skills in applying your knowledge to chemical engineering problems.

**Support**

We offer plenty of support outside the classroom by allocating you an academic tutor and through organising drop-in sessions where you can meet academics without appointment for a variety of support relating to your assignments, projects, exams, maths, English, statistics, computing and programming so no one is left behind.

Modules

**Year one core modules**- • introduction to transport phenomena • chemistry for chemical engineers • material science • introduction to chemical process engineering and design • chemical engineering practice • engineering maths and numerical methods

**Year two core modules**-• transport phenomena • thermodynamics and kinetics • reactor engineering • chemical process and plant design • chemical modelling, instrumentation and control*• professional chemical engineering practice

**Year three**-• optional work placement

**Year three/four core modules**-• unit operations • separation and mixing processes • batch processes • design and commission group project • environment and safety

**Final year modules**• surface engineering • advanced chemical reactors • process design optimisation • advanced process control • professional project management • chemical environment management **Year four options**- • biochemical engineering • food processes • particle processing and powder handling • advances in chemical engineering

Assessment methods

• Coursework
• Examination
• Individual project work
• Group work

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Science Technology and Art

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Chemical, process and energy engineering

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
75%
Male students
25%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Chemical, process and energy engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Engineering professionals
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to make good money from the word go? This is the degree for you! The UK has had a shortage of chemical engineers for a while now so starting salaries are very good. In fact, across the UK, only doctors and dentists bettered the average starting salary for chemical engineering graduates, with an average starting salary of around £28,000. Key sectors for chemical engineers last year included the petrochemicals, food, nuclear, pharmaceuticals, materials and consultancy industries. Their skills set also means that the finance industry likes graduates from these degrees, so there are options if you don't fancy engineering as a career. 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Chemical engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£30k

£30k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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