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Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:18

Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 18 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C or 4 Maths at grade C or 4

UCAS Tariff

128

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include mathematics and physics or chemistry). For example: ABB at A Level including relevant subjects. DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject. A combination of qualifications which must include relevant subjects and may include AS levels and EPQ

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Chemical engineering

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.
Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.**

**Course summary:**
- Gain hands-on practical skills to support technical understanding.

- Build your knowledge of key chemical engineering topics, such as mass and energy balances, thermodynamics, process safety and reaction engineering.

- Progress your professional skills through group and project work.

- Understand the role of a chemical engineer in wider society.

This course establishes core chemical engineering knowledge through practical and project-based learning – with an emphasis on industrial challenges. The skills and experience gained will enable you to design safe, sustainable and cost-effective chemical plants and processes.

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**How you learn:**

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

With online resources, industry-standard facilities and exceptional learning environments, you’ll be supported at every step. Throughout your studies you’ll gain highly-valued skills, knowledge and professional behaviours. By undertaking individual and group projects, you’ll learn how to solve industry-related problems using creativity, critical thinking, teamwork and communication.

You learn through:

- group projects

- individual projects

- lectures and tutorials

- practical laboratory work

- computer-based learning using industry-standard software

**Applied learning - Work placements**

During your studies, you’ll be encouraged to take advantage of our second and third years' placement opportunities. This gives you valuable real-world experience, meaning you’ll be fully prepared for your future career.

**Networking opportunities**

In your first year you’ll gain an insight into the role of professional engineering institutes and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Representatives and local members of the IChemE will be able to answer your questions on professional body membership, allowing you to develop contacts and build your network.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year 4.

**Year 1**
Compulsory modules
Chemical Engineering Practice 20
Chemical Process Principles 20
Chemistry For Chemical Engineers 20
Engineering Materials 20
Engineering Mathematics 20
Introduction To Transport Phenomena 20
**Year 2**
Compulsory modules
Chemical Process & Plant Design 20
Chemical Process Modelling, Instrumentation & Control 20
Chemical Reaction Engineering & Thermodynamics 20
Professional Chemical Engineering Practice 20
Transport Phenomena 20 Exam
Unit Operations & Separation Processes 20
**Year 3**
Optional modules
Placement Year -
**Year 4**
Compulsory modules
Batch Processes 20
Design & Commissioning Group Project 40
Environment & Safety 20
Fluid Modelling In Chemical Engineering 20
Reactor Design 20
**Final year**
Compulsory modules
Advanced Process Control 15
Advanced Process Design Optimisation 15
Advanced Reaction Engineering 15
Research Project 60
**Elective modules**
Chemical Environment Management 15
Particle Processing And Powder Handling 15

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exams

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,415
per year
International
£14,415
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Business Technology and Engineering

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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.

88%
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

82%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

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.

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Engineering professionals
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£29k

£29k

£31k

£31k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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