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University of Surrey

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: H814

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

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2019

Subjects

Chemical engineering

Petroleum engineering

Developed in consultation with industry, our BEng Chemical and Petroleum Engineering **(with Foundation Year)** course will enable you to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world challenges.

Combining exceptional facilities with teaching from research-active academics, this course will prepare you for a fulfilling career in the chemical, pharmaceutical, water or food industries.

Surrey is one of the few universities in the world offering you the chance to experience the complete chemical engineering process. Our new £1.7m chemical engineering facility includes a fully operational pilot process plant, allowing you to use the kind of state-of-the-art equipment you will find in industry.

We are ranked 4th for overall satisfaction in the Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering category of the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018.
Our courses combine general chemical engineering principles with specialist modules, design projects, equipment design and research projects relating to energy and petrochemicals.

You’ll be taught by prize-winning academics and former industrialists with extensive experience, and gain specific knowledge in petroleum related processing and operations.

You’ll also benefit from practical experience working on a small chemicals plant in our newly refurbished laboratory facilities which, combined with your academic studies, will prepare you for a wide range of fulfilling careers in the global energy sector.

We’re always looking to make it easier to access the education we offer, so we have launched the option of taking a degree with a foundation year.

A foundation year is an extra year of study at the start of your course that leads in to a full degree programme. It’s a great option if:

• You don’t have the grades for a full degree course
• You have non-traditional qualifications or experience
• You’re starting university after some time away from education
• You’re looking for more support during the transition into university study.

During a foundation year you’ll learn about your chosen subject, develop your study skills and get used to university life. On successful completion of your foundation year, you’ll be ready to progress to the first year of your degree course.

As a foundation year student, you’ll be a full student of the University and part of our community. You’ll have access to all our campus facilities and support.

Modules

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Surrey

Department:

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS)

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.

74%
med
Chemical engineering
74%
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Petroleum 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

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
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

89%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
71%
Male students
29%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
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.

£27,000
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Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Engineering professionals
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
6%
Science, engineering and production technicians
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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