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University of Manchester

Chemical Engineering

UCAS Code: H800

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB including Maths at Grade A and either Physics or Chemistry. Typical contextual offer: Grades ABB to include Maths at Grade A and either Physics or Chemistry, excluding General Studies. For further information on contextual offers, please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applications/after-you-apply/contextual-data/contextual-data-2019/

We do not consider AS Levels as part of our offer

Access to HE Diplomas will normally only be considered in conjunction with A Levels. Please contact the academic School for further information before applying.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken. Candidates taking Pre-U principal subjects in conjunction with A levels are expected to achieve a combination of D3 in the Pre-U certificates and Grade A at A level in three distinct subjects. This must include Maths and either Physics or Chemistry.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Minimum Grade C (Grade 4 in newly reformed GCSE's) in English Language, Mathematics and Science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall including 6,6,5 at Higher level including Mathematics at HL6 and either Physics or Chemistry.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

We will only consider the Technical Diploma in Engineering, at Grade DD, for entry to this course. This must be in conjunction with Grade A in A Level Maths.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

We will only consider the Technical Extended Certificate, at Grade D, in conjunction with Grade A in A Level Maths and Grade A in A Level Physics or Chemistry.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

We will only consider the Technical Extended Diploma in Engineering, at Grade DDD, for entry to this course. This must be in conjunction with Grade A in A Level Maths.

We will only consider the Technical Foundation Diploma, at Grade D/D*, in conjunction with Grade A/A* in A Level Maths and Grade A/A* in A Level Physics or Chemistry.

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

DD

We will only consider the National Diploma in Engineering or Applied Science, at Grade DD, for entry to this course. This must be in conjunction with Grade A in A Level Maths.

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

D

We will only consider the National Extended Certificate, at Grade D, in conjunction with Grade A in A Level Maths and Grade A in A Level Physics or Chemistry.

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

DDD

We will only consider the National Extended Diploma in Engineering or Applied Science, at Grade DDD, for entry to this course. This must be in conjunction with Grade A in A Level Maths

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

D

We will only consider the National Foundation Diploma, at Grade D, in conjunction with Grade A in A Level Maths and Grade A in A Level Physics or Chemistry.

2 Advanced Highers in Maths and either Physics or Chemistry at Grade A + 2 Highers at Grade A (any subjects) English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C / Intermediate 2 Grade C / Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the School directly.

2 Advanced Highers in Maths and either Physics or Chemistry at Grade A + 2 Highers at Grade A (any subjects) English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C / Intermediate 2 Grade C / Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the School directly.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. Grade A in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Core can be used in lieu of the third A Level subject

UCAS Tariff

136

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58%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Chemical engineering

Chemical engineering is concerned with designing and managing processes to carry out molecular transformations at large scale, in order to provide the products and materials we all need. Chemical engineers take raw materials and turn them into useful products via chemical or biological reactions.

As part of the BEng Chemical Engineering degree you'll study a range of core material incorporating the fundamentals of chemical engineering. The technical aspects of chemical engineering revolve around managing the behaviour of materials and chemical reactions. This means predicting and manipulating compositions, flows, temperatures and pressures of solids, liquids and gases. You will discover how to understand and describe chemical, physical and biological processes using mathematical equations, as well as learning about and getting hands-on experience of using the equipment and techniques applied in industry for large-scale manufacturing.

The third year Design Project is a key component of our courses. Working in teams students undertake an open ended project to design a complete production process. Sustainability is embedded within the design project, with examples including the sustainable production of chemicals such as propylene oxide and ethylene glycol and succinic acid production from waste.

Our student design project groups have won the IChemE's Macnab-Lacey Prize three times since its introduction in 2011. The prize is awarded to the student design project which best demonstrates how engineering can contribute to a more sustainable world.

At Manchester process safety and sustainability are also studied in depth. You will develop skills that will be of great use to you in your future career, such as team-working, problem-solving, communication and the use of information technology.

All of our degree programmes are fully accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), the global professional body for chemical engineers.

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
£23,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below.
Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Chemical, process and energy engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

54%
UK students
46%
International students
72%
Male students
28%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
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.

£30,000
high
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Engineering professionals
13%
Business, research and administrative professionals
13%
Business, finance 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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