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University of Surrey

Chemical Engineering

UCAS Code: H801
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Chemical, process & energy engineering
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
83% LOW
Average graduate salary
£27.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Overall: AAB We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required Subjects: Mathematics and Chemistry. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

Scottish Highers

Overall: AAABB Required Subjects: Mathematics and Chemistry GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

Scottish Advanced Highers

Overall: AAB Required Subjects: Mathematics and Chemistry GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Overall: DDD BTEC Extended Diploma and A-Level Mathematics at Grade B Required Subjects: BTEC must be in a relevant subject GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

International Baccalaureate

Overall: 34 Required Subjects: HL6/SL7 in Mathematics and Chemistry. GCSE or Equivalent: English HL4/SL4 and Mathematics or Mathematics studies HL4/SL4

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Without the contributions of chemical engineers, we would be living in the 1930s, with no planes or cars, just steam trains. There would be no soap powders or shampoo, the NHS could afford fewer drugs, and electronic devices such as mobile phones and computers would be true luxuries. If you want to learn how to make this sort of difference, then our exciting programmes are perfect for you. You will be challenged and encouraged to work with leading scientists to develop ground-breaking solutions to world problems on our degree programmes. Our prize-winning researchers investigate and analyse a range of subjects, including pharmaceutical manufacture, water purification and fluid mechanics. Chemical engineers make a real difference to society by applying science and technology to everyday problems.


To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

University of Surrey

University entrance

Giving students a competitive edge for their future. That's what we do, and it's what we have been doing since our first students passed through our doors in 1894. The beautiful, landscaped grounds of the University campus are an ideal place to study, relax and socialise in. Safe and secure, the campus has a friendly, close-knit and cosmopolitan community.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
34% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
27% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
424 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
65% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 83% LOW
Average graduate salary £27.8k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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