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University of Bradford

Chemical Engineering

UCAS Code: H8X0

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS points to include Maths and Chemistry at grade C

112 UCAS tariff points to include 12 Level 3 Maths credits at Merit and 12 Level 3 Chemistry credits at Merit. Applicants should be studying an Access to HE in Science or Engineering.

112 UCAS tariff points to include Higher Level Maths and Chemistry at grade 5 plus Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English.

112 UCAS tariff points to include five Higher Level subjects including Higher Level Maths and Chemistry at grade H1 and Ordinary Level English at grade O4.

112 UCAS tariff points to include Advanced Higher grade D in Maths and Chemistry plus SQA Credit standard grade / Intermediate 2 at grade 3 in English or SQA National 5 grade C in English.

UCAS Tariff

112

112 UCAS tariff points to include 64 points from 2 GCE Advanced Level (or equivalent) including GCE Advanced Level Mathematics and Chemistry at Grade C and GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or equivalent.

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Chemical engineering

The MEng in Chemical Engineering is shaped by the ongoing needs of industry, while focusing on the traditional disciplines of oil, gas and petrochemical production.

You’ll get the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to operate in a range of industry sectors, learning in a research-informed, multidisciplinary environment.

Your studies will give you a deep understanding of fundamental and advanced technical principles such as:

- fluid mechanics

- thermodynamics

- mass and heat transfer

- chemical reactions

- process control

- safety, health and environment

You’ll also gain practical experience with analytical tools, and the competencies required to apply this knowledge in industry.

The first three years of the MEng programme share the same curriculum as the BEng. The final fourth year provides additional focused study, and enables you to emerge with a Master's degree.

Chemical Engineering at Bradford has extensive links to industry. Our Lecturers are actively working on research projects with industry, with recent research projects linked to leading pharmaceutical, oil, gas, petrochemical and advanced material engineering companies.

Chemical Engineering received 94% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017.

**Professional accreditation**
This course is accredited by the IChemE.

The accreditation will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer and students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UK-SPEC.

**Rankings**
Chemical Engineering at the University of Bradford is ranked 4th in the UK in the Guardian University League Table 2020.

Modules

Year 1:
Chemistry for Engineers (core)
Computer-Aided Engineering (core)
Engineering Mathematics (core)
Fluid Mechanics 1 (core)
Materials & Structural Mechanics (core)
Skills for Engineering (core)
Thermodynamics 1 (core)

Year 2:
Chemical Thermodynamics (core)
Financial & Project Management (core)
Fluid & Particle Mechanics (core)
Further Engineering Mathematics and Statistics (core)
Heat Transfer & Thermodynamics (core)
Mass Transfer Operations (core)
Reaction Engineering (core)

Year 3:
Control Engineering (core)
Design Project (Chemical Engineering) (core)
Petroleum Engineering (core)
Process Design (core)
Reliability & Safety Engineering (core)
Six Sigma for Business Excellence (core)

Year 4:
Advanced Research Project (core)
Desalination Technology (core)
Food & Pharmaceutical Processes Engineering (core)
Material & Manufacturing Processes (core)
Upstream Production & Refinery Operations (core)
Computational Fluid Dynamics (option)
Design Optimisation (option)
Engineering Computational Methods (option)
Polymer Engineering (option)
Risk Management (option)
Transport Phenomena (option)

Assessment methods

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,420
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of 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.

85%
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
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

82%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Engineering professionals
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
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.

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