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Chemical Engineering with a Foundation Year

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

BBB (any A Level); BBC including Maths and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Biology

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 24 credits at Distinction (to include 12 credits in Maths), and 21 credits at Merit + GCSE Maths grade 7/A. Applicants are considered individually.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language grade 4/C. If you are not studying Maths and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Biology at A Level (or equivalent), you will also need GCSE grade 6/B in Science and 7/A in Maths

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-31

32 + GCSE Science grade 6/B and Maths grade 7/A; 31, with Maths and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Biology at Higher Level 5 or Standard Level 7

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3,H3-H2,H2,H3,H3,H3,H3


H2 H2 H2 H3 H3 H3 (any subjects) + GCSE Science grade 6/B and Maths grade 7/A; H2 H2 H3 H3 H3 H3 including Maths and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Biology

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

DD

DD in Engineering or Applied Science + A at A Level (no STEM at A Level) + GCSE Science grade 6/B and Maths grade 7/A; DD in Engineering or Applied Science + B in an A Level science subject (Physics, Chemistry, or Biology) + GCSE Maths grade 7/A; DD in Engineering or Applied Science + C in A Level Maths + GCSE Science grade 6/B

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

DDD

DDD in Engineering or Applied Science + GCSE Science grade 6/B and Maths grade 7/A

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B-A,B,B,B,B


AABBB (any subjects) + GCSE Science grade 6/B and Maths grade 7/A; ABBBB including Maths and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Biology

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

B + BB (any A Level subjects) + GCSE Science grade 6/B and Maths grade 7/A; B + BC in Maths and either Physics, Chemistry or Biology

UCAS Tariff

112-147

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Chemical engineering

If you don't have the appropriate qualifications in maths or science, or if you think you would benefit from more preparation, then this course could be for you. Complete it successfully and you'll move straight into the first year of any of our undergraduate courses.

You'll follow a concentrated course in maths, science and engineering. The foundation year is taught on campus in the Faculty of Engineering, which means you're immersed in Sheffield life right from the beginning.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£25,670
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator. Further information - www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sheffield

Department:

Science and Engineering Foundation

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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.

78%
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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
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

85%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
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?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

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.

£25,000
low
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Engineering professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals

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.

£27k

£27k

£31k

£31k

£38k

£38k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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