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University of Surrey

Chemical Engineering

UCAS Code: H802

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Overall: ABB 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).

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Overall: QAA-recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 Credits including 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit and A-level Mathematics grade B. Required Subjects: Modules must be in relevant subjects. GCSE Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

Overall: ABB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. Required Subjects: A-level Mathematics and Chemistry. GCSE or Equivalent: Completion of GCSE English and Mathematics equivalents within the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Overall: 32 Required Subjects: HL6/SL7 and HL5/SL6 in Mathematics and Chemistry. GCSE or Equivalent: English HL4/SL4 and Mathematics or Mathematics studies HL4/SL4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

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).

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

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

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

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

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Chemical, process and energy engineering

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.

Modules

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.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Surrey

Department:

Civil, Chemical and Environmental 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.

84%
med
Chemical, process and energy 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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

94%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

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
med
Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
84%
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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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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