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Chemical Engineering with Management

H8N2

4 years

Full-time

BEng

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA.
  • IB: 37 points with 555 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4–S6, to include Mathematics at Grade A and Chemistry; with Standard Grade Physics at Grade 3.
  • A Levels: ABB in one sitting, to include Mathematics and Chemistry; with GCSE Physics or Double Award Science at Grade C.
  • IB: 32 points overall and award of IB Diploma to include Mathematics HL at Grade 5, Chemistry HL at Grade 5, plus one further HL subject at Grade 5. Diploma must include Physics.

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Entry to second year

For direct entry to second year the minimum requirements must be exceeded, including the following:

  • SQA Advanced Highers: AA to include Mathematics and Chemistry plus Highers at AB in two other subjects.
  • A Levels: A*AA in one sitting, to include Mathematics and Chemistry, or AAA in one sitting, to include Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Chemistry.
  • IB: 38 points overall and award of IB Diploma to include Mathematics HL at Grade 6, Chemistry HL at Grade 6, plus one further HL subject at Grade 6. Diploma must include Physics.
Other entry pathways

Entry to many degrees in Science & Engineering is possible via other qualifications (eg HNC/D, Access, SWAP).

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA.
  • IB: 37 points with 555 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4–S6, to include Mathematics at Grade A and Chemistry; with Standard Grade Physics at Grade 3.
  • A Levels: ABB in one sitting, to include Mathematics and Chemistry; with GCSE Physics or Double Award Science at Grade C.
  • IB: 32 points overall and award of IB Diploma to include Mathematics HL at Grade 5, Chemistry HL at Grade 5, plus one further HL subject at Grade 5. Diploma must include Physics.

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Entry to second year

For direct entry to second year the minimum requirements must be exceeded, including the following:

  • SQA Advanced Highers: AA to include Mathematics and Chemistry plus Highers at AB in two other subjects.
  • A Levels: A*AA in one sitting, to include Mathematics and Chemistry, or AAA in one sitting, to include Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Chemistry.
  • IB: 38 points overall and award of IB Diploma to include Mathematics HL at Grade 6, Chemistry HL at Grade 6, plus one further HL subject at Grade 6. Diploma must include Physics.
Other entry pathways

Entry to many degrees in Science & Engineering is possible via other qualifications (eg HNC/D, Access, SWAP).

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

Overview

Chemical engineers are responsible for the development, design and operation of processes that produce materials and products that we all depend on, from fresh water and gas supplies to our homes, to products such as polymers, fertilisers, fuels, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, paints, silicon chips, synthetic skin and many more. In all fields the chemical engineer needs to balance the need to manufacture products economically with meeting safety and environmental requirements.

Chemical engineers play a leading role in new and emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, carbon capture, the production of renewable fuels, and increasingly work at the interface between engineering and the life sciences. These novel areas are reflected in the range of optional courses available to our students.

Chemical engineers need a very broad range of skills and often interact with engineers from other disciplines and sciences. If you are interested in mathematics and chemistry, and want to solve real problems that affect all our lives, chemical engineering may be for you.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited as:

  • Fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
  • Partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

An accredited programme is needed to complete the educational base for CEng.

Careers

A Chemical Engineering degree opens the door to a fulfilling and varied career, with many exciting opportunities for employment in technical and management roles in a wide array of industries. Many of our students gain valuable experience spending six months in industry, in the UK and worldwide, as part of their programme.

What you will study

Year 1

Your time will usually be divided between engineering, mathematics and optional courses. You study several branches of engineering, followed by the first in-depth study of your preferred subject.

For most of our programmes you can choose an optional subject from the sciences or the arts. Chemical engineering students must take chemistry in the first year.

Year 2

You will study your chosen branch of engineering, supported by classes in mathematics. You will begin to apply your scientific and mathematical skills to real problem solving.

Year 3

You will now be able to focus almost entirely on your chosen field of engineering. At the end of your third year, you will have the option of completing one more year for a BEng (Hons) or studying for a further two years for an MEng (Hons).

Year 4

You will concentrate on specialist study and innovative coursework that will prepare you for your professional career. Increasingly you will spend time on individual- or group-design projects. These projects include working with students from other disciplines in our unique Royal Academy of Engineering.

MEng students will produce a substantial project that may involve working overseas or in industry.

Year 5

As Year 4 (for MEng)

How will I be taught?

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, practicals, projects and group work. In your final years you will dedicate more time to private study and will receive individual supervision with projects.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through course work and examinations.

Programme structure

Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.

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You'll be taught by world-leading experts who will give you a lifelong thirst for knowledge and understanding.

Our research-led teaching encourages a pioneering, innovative and independent attitude to learning, while our focus on professional skills ensures success within and beyond University.

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