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London South Bank University

Chemical Engineering

UCAS Code: H806

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Must include Maths and Physical Science Subjects (preferred Chemistry)

Access to HE Diploma

D:28,M:24,P:0

Must include 3 Distinctions in Maths and 3 Merits in Physics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

Must include Maths and Physical Science Subjects (preferred Chemistry)

UCAS Tariff

136-144

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Chemical engineering

This course takes a forward-thinking approach to the Chemical Engineering degree programme and develops concepts associated with the key skills, process development and ends by relating the cutting-edge research of the staff with teaching in the final year through project and group work. We use the expertise developed at LSBU with a vibrant and creative team to deliver an exciting undergraduate programme. We acknowledge that at the heart of future Chemical engineering is a core understanding of fundamental engineering and there is a traditional path to an exciting and ever-changing career in a wide range of technology sectors. In this programme we have brought together all the essentials of Chemical Engineering to highlight and develop a deep understanding of the subject and open a wide range of career options.

With demand for graduates across industrial sectors from energy to food and drink, pharmaceuticals, and the financial and environmental sectors, chemical engineering is a great choice. This course will prepare you for a career in which you'll research and test new products - be they petrol, plastics, medicines, food or drink - and make them commercially viable.

We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2020.

Why Engineering at LSBU?

- Professional accreditation – we’re accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

- Ranked 1st for graduate prospects in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).

- Top 10 in UK for career prospects in Chemical Engineering (Guardian 2019).

- Placement opportunities – in your third year you have the option to undertake a placement, giving you valuable experience.

- Ranked joint 3rd for student voice, Engineering (National Student Survey 2019).

Modules

YEAR 1: - Introduction to Chemical Engineering - Engineering Mathematics and Modelling - Engineering Principles - Engineering Principles 2 - Design and Practice - Computing for Chemical Engineering YEAR 2: - Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Modelling - Thermodynamics - Separation Processes - Chemical Engineering Processes 1 - Principles of Control - Process Design and Simulation YEAR 3: - Design Project - Chemical Engineering Processes 2 - Process Safety and Environmental Management - Fluid Flow and Process Control - Clean Technology
YEAR 4:
- Group Project
- Process Management
- Process Modelling and Simulation
- Advanced Reaction Engineering
- Optional Modules:
- Advanced Materials Engineering
- Multiphase Fluid Flow

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

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:

LSBU Main Site - Southwark Campus

Department:

Chemical and Energy 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.

91%
high
Chemical 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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

83%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

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.

£19,765
low
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
56%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
17%
Engineering professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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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