Chemical Engineering BEng Hons (Sandwich)UCAS Code: H810
What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Including Maths and one Science (preferably Chemistry)
Including Maths and Chemistry
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 102 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers85%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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This programme prepares you for a career in the chemical and process industries as well as other related fields. It combines academic study, hands-on experience and group projects to develop the essential skills required by employers in the 21st century chemical and process industries. You will study engineering, mathematics and chemistry principles; gain practical experience through laboratory work and use world-class process simulation tools such as Aspen Suite and Ansys Fluent. You will undergo a period of pilot plant-based training and can take a one-year paid sandwich placement as a junior chemical engineer in industry. Placements are obtained competitively and can be in the UK or abroad. Industry experts will share their expertise through guest lectures. Graduates have gained employment with companies including GlaxoSmithKline; Amec Foster Wheeler; Texaco; BNFL Sellafield; Seal Chemicals; Doosan Babcock; Nestlé; Joint European Torus Project; and Procter and Gamble. Course content Chemical engineers are involved in the design, operation and management of plants and processes resulting in products that influence our wellbeing and quality of life. The course combines academic study, hands-on experience and group projects to ensure you develop the essential practical and communication abilities required by employers in the 21st century process industries. You will study engineering, mathematics and chemistry principles; gain practical experience through laboratory work and use world-class process simulation tools such as Aspen Suite and Ansys Fluent. Industry experts will share their expertise through guest lectures. Claire Forsyth and Neil Bowman from NEL recently presented to students on the importance of correct measurement. Year 1 Studies include engineering fundamentals, mathematics and chemistry. Year 2 Studies focus on core chemical engineering topics in addition to mathematics and chemistry. Year 3 Core chemical engineering subjects including process design, transport processes, engineering thermodynamics, separation processes, process safety, process control and project management are covered. Optional Industry Placement One year can be spent on paid placement as a supervised, junior chemical engineer in industry. Placements are obtained competitively and can be in any branch of the chemical/process industry in the UK or abroad. Previous placements have included GlaxoSmithKline, British Nuclear Fuels, Doosan Babcock, Diageo and Sellafield Ltd. Year 4 (Honours) Study includes core and advanced topics in separation processes, chemical reactor design, thermal systems design and integration, process safety, process control and some economic aspects of the process industry. You will also undertake a chemical engineering design study. Career prospects Graduates have gained employment with companies including GlaxoSmithKline; Amec Foster Wheeler; Texaco; BNFL Sellafield; Seal Chemicals; Doosan Babcock; Nestlé; Joint European Torus Project; and Procter and Gamble. Placement/Work-based learning You will undergo a period of pilot plant based training as part of the course, and can opt to take a one-year paid industrial placement. Sandwich placement options are available. In recent years students have completed placements with organisations such as Diageo, Scottish Water and Trident Engineering Consultants. Professional recognition This programme is accredited by the professional body, the Institution of Chemical Engineers under license from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. The curriculum is designed to satisfy internationally recognised high accreditation requirements. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees including companies from countries that are signatories to international accords.
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