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University of Sheffield

Chemical Engineering with Chemistry

UCAS Code: H8F1

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

including Mathematics and a science subject. General studies and critical thinking not accepted. Science subjects include: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Electronics, Environmental Science, Computer Science or Further Maths.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

60 credits overall including distinctions in level 3 Maths and Science units. Grade A in A level Mathematics also required.

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

A

plus AA in Mathematics and a science subject. Science subjects include: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Electronics, Environmental Science, Computer Science or Further Maths.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,D3

including Mathematics and a Science subject. Science subjects include: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Electronics, Environmental Science, Computer Science or Further Maths.

Extended Project Qualification

A

plus AAB including Maths and a Science subject. EPQ must be in a relevant subject. General studies and critical thinking not included. Science subjects include: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Electronics, Environmental Science, Computer Science or Further Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and a science subject. Science subjects include: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Electronics, Environmental Science, Computer Science or Further Maths.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H1,H1,H1,H1

including Mathematics and a Science subject. Science subjects include: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Electronics, Environmental Science, Computer Science or Further Maths.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

in Engineering or Applied Science plus A level Mathematics at grade A required.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

plus AAAAB in Scottish Highers including AA in Maths and a Science subject in both qualifications. Science subjects include: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Electronics, Environmental Science, Computer Science or Further Maths.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

plus grades AA including Maths and a Science subject in Scottish Advanced Highers and Scottish Highers. Science subjects include :Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Electronics, Environmental Science, Computer Science or Further Maths.

UCAS Tariff

112-159

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Chemical engineering

Chemistry

Chemical engineering at Sheffield means getting out of the classroom as often as possible. There’s an emphasis on practical skills. You’ll build up experience through lab work and industry visits. And you’ll take part in the faculty’s Global Engineering Challenge, a team exercise designed to make you a better engineer.

This course is aimed at students who want a career in chemicals. But there is some flexibility. The chemistry part of the course doesn’t start until the third year, so if you change your mind you can switch courses at the end of the second year.

Global companies like our graduates because they are ready to work. Our graduates fit right in to industrial teams, designing and operating new processes in chemical products, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, food and drink, for big names such as BASF, GlaxoSmithKline and Tata Steel. We’re accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineering and the Energy Institute, so your degree puts you on the path to chartered status.

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
£21,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Bursaries – max available £2,000 The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to all home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. £0-£25,000 - £1,500 £25,001-£30,000 - £1,000 £30,001-£40,000 - £500.

As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £500 per year depending on your household income, postcode and grades.

Check our Student Funding Calculator to see what you could get. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding

Enhanced Bursaries – max available £4,500 If you are a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year.

Scholarships - The University of Sheffield offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check which scholarships you could be eligible for. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding

Funding for EU students - The UK government has confirmed that EU students who start their course in September 2018 will continue to have access to student loans, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sheffield

Department:

Chemical and Biological 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.

79%
med
Chemical engineering
85%
med
Chemistry

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

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

91%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

57%
UK students
43%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B
438

Chemistry

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
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

85%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B
399

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Engineering professionals
6%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Sales, marketing 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.

Chemistry

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.

£22,950
high
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Business, research and administrative professionals
8%
Science, engineering and production technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Chemistry graduates are in demand from a wide range of industries, from the food, oil, chemicals and pharmaceuticals to consultancy, technical analysis and teaching. They're also prized by business and finance employers for their research and data handling skills — anywhere there is research and data to be explained, you can find chemistry grads. If you want a career in research, you need a doctorate, so start planning now if you fancy one of these exciting and challenging jobs - but good students can usually get grants to take a doctorate, so don't worry about the financing if you think you have what it takes. The recession wasn’t too kind to chemists, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry (one of the key employers for chemists), but things are getting back to normal for this flexible group and it's one of the few degrees that is bucking the current trend and increasing graduate numbers.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering and technology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

£34k

£34k

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.

Physical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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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This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

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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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