What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Chemistry and Mathematics.
Chemistry and Mathematics at grade A.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers72%
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 supportNot available
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
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Chemical Engineering has a long tradition at the University of Edinburgh and in 2015-2016 we celebrated our Diamond Jubilee. According to all independent rankings we recognised as the best Chemical Engineering department in Scotland and our graduates go on to jobs with the highest starting salaries in the UK. A strong Chemical Engineering identity among students and staff is fostered through several events along the year that allow the staff to get to know students as individuals as well. A very active Chemical Engineering Society, run by the students, also helps students to get to know each other. The teaching team integrates the knowledge gained through their world-class research activities into the course, both in lecture material and in undergraduate research projects. Our strategy in teaching is to start with the scientific principles underpinning the practice of chemical engineering and then to show how these are applied in solving engineering problems. There is a structured programme of laboratory work and industrial visits to support the lecture material and design teaching. Design exercises are used throughout the degree programme to apply the taught theory. We make extensive use of industrial contacts, especially in design. We also have several representatives from industry on the committee that reviews our teaching programmes annually. All of our degrees are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
Year 1: Your time will usually be divided between engineering, mathematics and optional courses. You study several branches of engineering, followed by the first in-depth study of your preferred subject. for most of our programmes you can choose an optional subject from the sciences or the arts. Chemical engineering students must take chemistry in the first year. Year 2: You will study your chosen branch of engineering, supported by classes in mathematics. You will begin to apply your scientific and mathematical skills to real problem solving. Year 3: You will now be able to focus almost entirely on your chosen field of engineering. at the end of your third year, you will have the option of completing one more year for a BEng (Hons). Year 4 and 5: You will concentrate on specialist study and innovative coursework that will prepare you for your professional career. Increasingly you will spend time on individual- or group-design projects. These projects include working with students from other disciplines in our unique royal academy of engineering. MEng students will produce a substantial project that may involve working overseas or in industry.
Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities. We are globally recognised for our research and innovation and we've provided our students with world-class teaching for more than 425 years. Edinburgh itself has something for everyone - pubs, clubs, theatres, museums, galleries and parks. And, of course, the world famous Edinburgh Festival.
How you'll spend your time
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5|
|Lectures / seminars||38%||38%||29%||44%||26%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area