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Chemical Engineering (with Optional Year in Industry)

Entry requirements


At least two A levels including grade C in mathematics.

Engineering - with merit in at least 24 level 3 credits including mathematics.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

You are expected to have at least Level 2 literacy and numeracy skills, typically, GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 (or C) or passes in level 2 Functional Skills.

At least five subjects studied at higher level, including grade B (H2 if awarded after 2016) in mathematics.

Distinction, Merit, Merit in an appropriate discipline including merit in further mathematics.

Including grade D in higher level mathematics.

Including grade D in higher level mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

96-112

Tariff points may be from any combination of recognised level 3 qualifications including mathematics. The preferred second subject is chemistry, but alternatives can be considered.

About this course


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

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Chemical engineering

**Optional year in industry**: The year in industry option will help you gain valuable work experience which will help you enhance your graduate employability prospects. During your placement you develop transferable skills such as communication, negotiation, teamwork, leadership, organisation, problem-solving, being able to work under pressure, self-reliance and commercial awareness. At the end of your work placement you return to complete your degree and prepare to enter employment with improved confidence.

Our work placement officer and the University’s careers service are available to help you find and apply for your work placement. Advice is also available on job hunting and networking.

**Course overview**: By joining Teesside University’s chemical engineering degree you will be on a path to full registration as a chartered engineer with one of the highest earning potentials amongst the engineering professions. Chemical engineers take science out of the laboratory and into the real world. They turn raw materials into useful products through changing their properties or changing how their properties interact with each other.

**After the course**: Chemical engineers are employed worldwide in activities including research and development, design and plant operation. They are involved in a wide range of sectors including the utilities, construction, defence, chemicals, oil and pharmaceuticals. Our recent graduates are employed at a range of chemical engineering destinations such as BOC, Jacobs, Cummins and EDF.

Modules

Visit the course pages of Teesside University’s website (www.tees.ac.uk or Visit our course page link provided below) for information on modules.

Assessment methods

Visit the course pages of Teesside University’s website (www.tees.ac.uk or Visit our course page link provided below) for information on assessment methods.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,000
per year
International
£14,000
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

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

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.

76%
med
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

60%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

72%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
13%
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.

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.

£24,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Engineering professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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.

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

£26k

£26k

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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