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Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

You should also hold GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above in Maths, English Language/English Literature, and in a Science GCSE.

UCAS Tariff

136

And must include one of the following: A level: 32 Points from mathematics and a physical science or a numerate subject | BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Engineering, requiring: Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) and Further Engineering Mathematics (Unit 8), both at Merit or a related subject/unit | A level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Engineering and 32 Points from A-level mathematics if Units 7 and/or 8 are not included | A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from A-level mathematics | International Baccalaureate: requiring Higher Level Maths grade 5, Higher Level Physics grade 5 and Standard Level English grade 4

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

8.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Chemical engineering

*This chemical engineering course includes three years’ study at Bachelor’s level plus a year leading to a Master’s degree. It’s excellent preparation for a successful chemical engineering career.
*

The MEng Chemical Engineering covers cutting-edge research, new technologies and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering. Subjects include engineering science, particle technology, management, pharmaceutical development and bioengineering. You will also explore a range of chemical manufacturing and processing technologies and learn how pioneering approaches in chemical engineering can solve real-world problems.

At the end of your final year, you'll graduate with a Master's degree, a valuable qualification that is attractive to employers. Career options include roles in the chemical and process engineering, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries.

**What you should know about this course:**

- Ranked #1 University in Kent for Graduate Prospects (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)

- Top 20 in the UK (The Complete University Guide, 2021)

- This course has been designed in consultation with the IChemE and is taught at our Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent

- Students studying chemical engineering can expect to earn up to £28,925 on graduation (HESA, 2020)

- You'll have opportunities to secure work placements with leading industrial companies and solve some of the world’s most difficult challenges.

Modules

All degree courses are made of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures. Module content, and how each is module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment methods

-Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

-Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,500
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Greenwich (Medway Campus)

Department:

School of Engineering

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What students say


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 engineering

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
71%
Male students
29%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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D
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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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
74%
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.

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.

£32k

£32k

£33k

£33k

£34k

£34k

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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