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University of Sheffield

Chemical Engineering with Nuclear Technology

UCAS Code: H990

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

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

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

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

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

including Mathematics, a Science or Technology subject.

Extended Project

A

plus AAB including Mathematics, a Science or Technology subject. EPQ must be in a relevant subject. General studies and critical thinking not included.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics, a Science or Technology subject.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H1

including Mathematics, a Science or Technology subject.

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

DD

in Engineering or Applied Science plus A level Mathematics grade A

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

plus AAAAB in Scottish Highers including AA in Maths, a Science or Technology subject in both qualifications

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

plus grades AA including Maths, a Science or Technology subject in Scottish Advanced Highers and Scottish Highers

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

plus AA in Mathematics, a Science or Technology subject.

UCAS Tariff

112-159

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

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Chemical engineering

Nuclear engineering

Our Nuclear Technology course equips you for a future in the nuclear industry. You'll study areas such as nuclear engineering, waste disposal and nuclear energy, alongside the fundamentals of chemical engineering.

You'll specialise through taught modules, a design project and an individual research project that focuses on nuclear technology.

Our nuclear laboratory module gives you hands-on experience of working safely with radioactive sources, combined with an understanding of regulatory and safety principles.

When you graduate, you'll be well prepared to work in areas such as nuclear power, fuel reprocessing and plant decommissioning.

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

The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're 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. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator. Further information - www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding

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.

80%
med
Chemical engineering
80%
med
Nuclear 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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
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

84%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

63%
UK students
37%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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
low
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Engineering professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Business, research and administrative 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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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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