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University of Huddersfield

Chemical Engineering

UCAS Code: H810

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

including Chemistry and Maths. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

UCAS Tariff

144

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100%
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About this course


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Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Chemical engineering

During the course well cover every aspect of modern, industry-relevant chemical engineering material from organic and physical chemistry to the finer points of process design. Along the way youll get the chance to develop your understanding of the legal and environmental concerns that also play an important role in the industry. Supported by experienced doctoral-level academics youll learn through a mix of lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical lab sessions. Underpinning all of our teaching is an emphasis on transferrable skills, so whether youre getting to grips with instruments in the lab, using industry-specific software packages or working on a group presentation, youll get a whole range of opportunities to get hands-on experience and maximise your employability.Studying on the MEng youll have the chance to expand on the solid foundations youll get from your Chemistry, Maths and Design modules in your first three years, (or four years should you opt for a Supervised Work Experience Placement in year three), to complete advanced modules and an advanced research project. Its a course designed to help set you up for a career in oil, fine chemical, material, food, pharmaceutical and many other industries, but also offers that extra breadth and depth of study and research associated with Masters level courses.

Modules

Year 1 - Core modules: Organic Chemistry 1; Physical Chemistry 1; Chemical Engineering Design 1; Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow; Chemical Engineering Labs and Inorganic Chemistry; Mathematics 1. Year 2 - Core modules: Physical Chemistry 2; Transport Processes and Unit Operations; Chemical Engineering Design 2; Fine Chemicals Route Selection; Chemical and Biochemical Reaction Engineering; Multiphase Systems. Year 3 - optional placement year - Supervised Work Experience - This optional placement year gives you the opportunity to experience employment within an organisation related to your chosen course. The placement is usually 48 weeks in duration. Placements may be available both within the UK and abroad. Year 4 - Core modules: Organic Chemistry 3; Design Project 1; Design Project 2; Safety Engineering and Process Control; Advanced Mass Transfer & Reaction Engineering; Sustainable Industrial Systems. Final year - Core modules: Advanced Process Development; Surfaces, Polymers and Theoretical Chemistry; Computer Aided Product and Process Design; Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering; Research Project.

Assessment methods

Assessment will include written exams and coursework including problem solving assignments, practical work, laboratory reports, short tests, and oral and poster presentations.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Course scholarships available – up to £3000. More details - http://www.hud.ac.uk/sas/scholarships/

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Chemical Sciences

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.

81%
med
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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
73%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

68%
UK students
32%
International students
76%
Male students
24%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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.

£24,195
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Engineering professionals
17%
Science, engineering and production technicians
10%
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.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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