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University of Hull

Chemical Engineering (with Industrial Placement)

UCAS Code: H813

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

C

Maths and Chemistry including a pass in the practical element

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Pass Access to HE Diploma in Science or Engineering with 45 credits at Merit, including 18 credits at Merit in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Including grade 5 in Higher Level Maths and Chemistry

BTEC in Engineering with merit in Maths for Engineers and Further Maths for Engineers units and Merit in Chemistry modules

UCAS Tariff

112

Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from A levels BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma Irish Leaving Certificate Scottish Highers Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Chemical engineering

**Hull’s facilities, IChemE accreditation and proximity to more than 350 industry giants. That's a great springboard for a high-level job in chemical engineering.**

Record numbers of students now study chemical engineering in the UK. And intake at Hull has increased significantly year on year. That's testament to both industry growth and our investment in the subject. But the good news doesn't end there ...

- Our degrees are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and meet the academic criteria for registration as a Chartered Engineer

- You'll study near more than 350 engineering and process companies in the Humber region – including Phillips66, Total, Novartis, BP Chemicals, Croda, Cristal, Smith & Nephew and RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser)

- We're joint second in the UK for graduate prospects in this subject area, with 90% of graduates in professional jobs or graduate-level positions within six months (The Times and the Sunday Times University Guide 2018)

Chemical engineering's the second highest-paid profession for new graduates (after dentistry), according to the Complete University Guide (2017). Our programmes have strong industrial links – with chemical engineers contributing to our teaching, and industry sponsoring our flagship final-year design project.

Extend your studies by spending a year on industrial placement. Your placement is your opportunity to get some real-world work experience under your belt.

**Official Team GB partners**

Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it.

What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership.

We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb

Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Mathematics with Computer-Aided Problem Solving
Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering
Process Safety and Chemistry
Engineering Mathematics and Chemical Reactivity
Transport Processes 1 and Intro to Materials Science
Chemical Engineering Design Challenge 1

Year 2

Compulsory modules

Mathematics and Control for Chemical Engineers
Transport Processes 2 and Engineering Thermodynamics
Chemical Dynamics and Dynamics and Statics of Process Equipment
Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers
Separation Processes and Particle Technology
Chemical Engineering Design Challenge 2

Year 3 (Industrial Placement)

Your placement is your opportunity to get some real-world work experience under your belt.

Just like in the real world, you’ll be responsible for finding and applying for opportunities, with the added benefit of help and support from university services such as the Careers and Employability service based in Student Central.

Year 4

Core module

Chemical Engineering Design Project

Compulsory modules

Chemical Thermodynamics and Process Simulation
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Industrial Bio-Processes and Chemistry in Industry
Heat Integration and Sustainability in Chemical Industries

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree.

Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

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
£17,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

The University of Hull

Department:

School of Engineering and Computer Science

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.

65%
low
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

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
43%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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.

£23,400
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Engineering professionals
8%
Natural and social science professionals
8%
Information technology and telecommunications 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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