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Swansea University

Chemical Engineering

UCAS Code: H801

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,A,B

Including Mathematics and Chemistry.

Considered on an individual basis.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

To include 5 at Higher Level or 6 at Standard Level Mathematics, 5 at Higher Level or 6 at Standard Level Chemistry and 4 at Higher Level or 5 at Standard Level English Language.

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

D*D*D*

To include B at A Level Mathematics. Must be in relevant subject with significant Chemical/Chemistry content. If student is not taking A Level Mathematics, they must achieve a minimum D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’ modules of the BTEC. Students are also required to have minimum two A grades at GCSE, to include a minimum grade B in Mathematics and two other Science subjects.

Accepted in lieu of one non-subject specific grade at A Level.

UCAS Tariff

136-144

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Chemical, process and energy engineering

**Chemical Engineering at Swansea University is ranked 6th overall in the UK by The Times Good University Guide 2018.** The BEng Chemical Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). There is a close and extensive involvement with local, national and international engineering companies at Swansea University.Chemical engineers design, operate and optimise chemical and physical processes that turn raw materials into valuable products for human use. They also use their skills to dispose of the by-products generated by these processes in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner.You will be trained you to meet the needs of modern process engineering and gain the ability to use analytical skills and tools to formulate and solve problems relevant to the application of engineering to industry. The course will also provide a foundation for you to aim for the prized Chartered Engineer status.The course involves industrial visits to various companies such as Valero, Avalon (AstraZeneca), Aberthaw Power Plant, First Milk, Tata Steel and Vale INCO Ltd. Modules build on established Chemical Engineering areas with application to energy, health, food, water and the environment.Our state-of-the art facilities include: - Atomic Force Microscopy- Fermentation Rigs- Particle Characterisation- Surface Plasmon Resonance- Hydrodynamic Shear Adhesion Assays- Membrane Separation Rigs and RheometersOur Chemical Engineering degrees are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers.**95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (DHLE) the average salary for our Chemical Engineering graduates is 27,000.****Did you know all of our courses are available with a Year in Industry or Year Abroad?** These placement years increase our students confidence and communication skills, as well as help them to gain valuable experiences that will ultimately enhance their employability. To find out more, go to: www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering/undergraduate

Modules

Year 1
Areas studied typically include:
- Chemical Engineering Science
- Chemical Process Principles
- Engineering Analysis
- Fluid Mechanics
- Heat Transfer
- Instrumental and Analytical Chemistry
- Introductory Organic Chemistry

Year 2
Areas studied typically include:
- Biochemical Engineering Principles
- Fluid Flow
- Instrumentation Measurement and Control
- Process and Pilot Plant Operations
- Process Design and Simulation
- Process Modelling
- Reactor Design
- Separation Processes
- Thermodynamics of Process Design

Year 3
Areas studied typically include:
- Applied Process Engineering
- Chemical Engineering Design Project
- Energy and Low Carbon Technologies
- Environmental Engineering Practice
- Particulate Systems
- Reactor Design
- Safety and loss Prevention

Year 4 (MEng)
Areas studied typically include:
- Chemical and Environmental Design
- Colloid and Interface Science
- Complex Fluids and Rheology
- Industrial Engineering and Research Practice

The Uni


Course location:

Bay Campus

Department:

Chemical and Biological Process Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Chemical, process and energy engineering

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

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

94%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Engineering professionals
12%
Science, engineering and production technicians
8%
Business, research and administrative professionals
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.

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