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University of Bath

Chemical Engineering

UCAS Code: H803

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

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA in three A-Levels including Chemistry and Mathematics. Alternative A level offer: AAA in three A-Levels including Mathematics and Chemistry plus one of the following: Grade A in an EPQ Grade B in the Welsh Bacc Skills Challenge Certificate Grade A in AS level Further Mathematics Grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Further Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39

Pass the Access to HE Diploma in Science or Engineering, with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction. This must include at least 12 credits from Mathematics units achieved at Distinction and at least 12 credits from Chemistry units achieved at Distinction. Our Chemical Engineering courses are academically challenging and require solid foundations of knowledge in Mathematics and Chemistry. We are able to consider Access to HE Diplomas in Science or Engineering, and we are looking for you to be studying a suitable level of Mathematics and Chemistry to be able to succeed on our course. You will need to have studied Mathematics units worth at least 12 credits and Chemistry units worth at least 12 credits. However, due to the time-limited nature of Access programme delivery, it is expected that you will have also completed a significant level of independent study in order to further develop and refine these skills.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics and Chemistry. Alternative offer: D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Chemistry and Mathematics plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Further Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Chemistry and Mathematics. We have a strong preference for Mathematics at Higher Level and a preference for Chemistry at Higher Level. In exceptional circumstances we may be able to consider you if you are studying Standard Level Chemistry or Mathematics and our typical offer in this instance would be 36 points overall with 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Chemistry or Mathematics plus 7 in Standard Level Chemistry or Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

D*D*D*

D*D*D* in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics. We are able to consider the above qualifications in Engineering alongside an A level in Mathematics. You must be studying the following units as part of your BTEC qualification: Further Mathematics for Technicians, Mechanical Principles and Applications, Principles and Applications of Thermodynamics, and Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics. If you are studying a BTEC qualification in Applied Science in combination with A level Mathematics, please contact us to discuss the suitability of your optional units before making an application. In addition to our essential GCSE requirement in English, we also require grade C or 4 in Double Science or Physics and Biology.

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

D*DD

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics. We are able to consider the above qualifications in Engineering alongside an A level in Mathematics. You must be studying the following units as part of your BTEC qualification: Further Engineering Mathematics, Principles and Application of Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamic Principles and Practice. If you are studying a BTEC qualification in Applied Science in combination with A level Mathematics, please contact us to discuss the suitability of your optional units before making an application. In addition to our essential GCSE requirement in English, we also require grade C or 4 in Double Science or Physics and Biology.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics and Chemistry. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved AAAAA in their Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-152

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

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Chemical engineering

Develop a broad understanding of chemical engineering. Gain the professional, technical and managerial skills to pursue a wide range of careers as an engineer.

Our course gives you a thorough grounding in the practices of chemical engineering. It develops your professional skills in engineering, mathematics, science, information technology, research, design, communication and management.

Throughout the course, you’ll reinforce lecture material with practical lab sessions, learning how to gather and analyse data to develop industrial strategies. You’ll explore new technologies and gain a comprehensive understanding of process design. Your studies will give you the confidence to critically apply scientific and engineering knowledge.

You’ll also develop transferable skills such as problem solving, teamwork and resource management. Integrating these with your technical knowledge, you’ll learn how to tackle complex, and often open-ended, engineering problems.

Projects are a key feature of your studies and a chance for you to develop scientific ideas from the bench scale to process scale. You’ll apply your engineering knowledge to a full chemical process such as designing an anaerobic digester plant, a water treatment facility for a refugee camp, or a low-carbon ammonia synthesis plant.

Studying an MEng gives you an in-depth study experience through advanced taught units and project work. You can explore topics in more depth through a semester-long research project that can be completed at Bath, a university abroad or in industry. Our MEng degrees also fulfill the educational requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Chemical 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.

87%
high
Chemical 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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

84%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

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.

£28,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

53%
Engineering professionals
16%
Business, research and administrative professionals
5%
Sales, marketing and related associate 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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