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University of Greenwich

Chemical Engineering

UCAS Code: H800

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

32 points should come from mathematics, a physical science or a numerate subject at A2 level.

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Chemical engineering

This chemical engineering degree will equip you to become a professional engineer able to solve real problems with practical solutions.

Our three-year degree in chemical engineering explores a range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering. These topics include engineering science, particle technology, management, pharmaceutical development and bioengineering.

Our undergraduate engineering courses share a common Year 1. You will then have the choice of continuing on the same course or switching to another if it better matches your interests.

With the skills of a professional engineer, you'll be equipped to enter careers in the chemical and process engineering, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries.
This brand new course has been designed in consultation with the IChemE and leading companies
Our hands-on teaching approach is central to the educational experience at the Faculty of Engineering and Science
Chemical engineering is all about converting raw materials into useful products you use everyday in a safe and cost effective way.

Modules

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Design and Materials (30 credits)
Engineering Professional Skills 1 (30 credits)
Practical and Experimental Skills (30 credits)
Engineering Mathematics 1 (30 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Fluids, Heat & Mass Transfer Processes 1 (15 credits)
Reactor Engineering (15 credits)
Separation Processes 1 (15 credits)
Process Measurement & Control (15 credits)
Engineering Professional Skills 2 (15 credits)
Engineering Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
Thermodynamics (15 credits)
Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Engineering for Chemists & Scientists (15 credits)
Chemistry for Chemical Engineers (15 credits)
Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Fluids, Heat & Mass Transfer Processes 2 (15 credits)
Chemical Plant Design & Material Handling (15 credits)
Individual Design Project (30 credits)
Process Safety (15 credits)
Separation Processes 2 (15 credits)
Engineering Professional Skills 3 (15 credits)
Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Water Engineering (15 credits)
Bulk Solids Handling (15 credits)
Quality Engineering (15 credits)

Assessment methods

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.
Coursework- 70%
Exams- 27%
Practical- 3%

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
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Medway (University Campus)

Department:

Engineering Science

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


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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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

53%
Engineering professionals
10%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
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.

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