An emerging trend in the chemical industry is the development of new processes for producing specialist materials, such as plastics, lightweight metal alloys and nano-materials, for a wide variety of industrial and consumer applications. This course covers these areas and is designed to provide you with the skills for a successful career in the chemical, materials and related industries.
As with the Chemical Engineering course, core engineering concepts are covered in earlier years of the course, with specialist materials-related topics being introduced in the later stages, including industrial polymer engineering, reaction engineering, materials properties and structures, and nanotechnology.
We are ranked 4th in the UK for Chemical Engineering by the Complete University Guide and we also rank highly in the other main league tables.
UCAS Code: HJ85
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Delivery option: MEng (4 years, full-time) or BEng (3 years, full-time)
Start date: September
Course fees: Home/EU: £9,000 International: £16,500
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships worth up to £4,000 available
Course brochure: Download
2013 entry: For details about entry requirements, fees and scholarships please contact our admissions team, e: firstname.lastname@example.org, t: +44 (0)113 343 2535.
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and is recognised by the Engineering Council for the purposes of meeting in full the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.
If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.
This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose one)|
|Technical Skills and Applications||Introduction to Management 1|
|Engineering Science 1||Foundation Mathematics
Pre-requisite for: PEME1040
|Mathematical Techniques 1||Fundamentals of Process Chemistry
|Introduction to Process Engineering||Foundation Engineering Physics
|Materials Science and Engineering||Introduction to Petroleum Engineering|
|Topics in Nanotechnology|
|Mathematical Techniques 2|
|Process Modelling and Thermodynamics|
|Safety, Health and Environment|
|Materials Synthesis and Characterisation|
|Process Systems and Applications|
|Engineering Science 2|
|Design Project (BEng)|
|Materials Structures and Characterisation|
|Nano and Microstructural Control in Materials|
Careers in the field of Chemical Engineering are wide-ranging, and employment prospects are excellent. Recent graduates have successfully secured positions in chemical and pharmaceutical companies, fossil fuel and renewable energy plants, mineral processing and metals recycling operations, as well as other areas such as the utilities, consulting, environmental, health and safety, and other government agencies and banking and finance.
Recently published results from IChemE’s Salary Survey 2012 revealed good news for graduate chemical engineers. The survey found that chemical engineering is the best paid of the engineering disciplines with 2011 graduates earning a median starting salary of £28,000 per year, making it the third highest paying degree course after medicine and dentistry.
A-level: AAA including Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry.
Engineering Diploma: Grade A (plus A or above in A-level Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry).
BTEC Extended Diploma: D*DD including an appropriate amount of level 3 Mathematics, and Chemistry or Physics.
IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry.
We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of alternative UK and international qualifications.
English language requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification.
All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).
If you are an International (non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizen) applicant who has applied for, or intends to apply for, this course within the Faculty of Engineering and require a student visa to study in the UK then you will require an ATAS certificate.
If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
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