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Chemical and Petroleum Engineering with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Overall: CCD We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required Subjects: Mathematics grade C and Physics or Chemistry.

Access to HE Diploma

D:18,M:3,P:24

Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 18 at Distinction, 3 at Merit and and 24 at Pass Required Subjects: Maths and Physics or Chemistry GCSE or Equivalent: Inclusion of GCSE English and Mathematics equivalent within Access programme

Extended Project

A

Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will receive our standard A level offer, plus an alternate offer of one A level grade lower, subject to achieving an A grade in the EPQ. The one grade reduction will not apply to any required subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Overall: 28 Required Subjects: Maths and Physics or Chemistry GCSE or Equivalent: English, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Maths, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Maths Studies, SL4.

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

MMM

Overall: MMM, with an additional A Level Mathematics, grade C Required Subjects: Maths and Physics or Chemistry

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,D

Overall: CCD Required Subjects: Maths grade C and Physics or Chemistry GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C. Maths : Scottish National 5 - C

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C,C

Overall: BBCCC Required Subjects: Maths and Physics or Chemistry GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C. Maths : Scottish National 5 - C

Overall: Pass overall with CCD from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels. Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. Required Subjects: Mathematics grade C and Physics or Chemistry

UCAS Tariff

88-117

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subjects

Chemical engineering

Petroleum engineering

**Foundation courses**
A foundation year can develop your skills and make it easier to get started at university. It is an extra year of study at the start of your course that leads in to a full degree programme. It’s a great option if:

You don’t have the grades for a full degree course
You have non-traditional qualifications or experience
You’re starting university after some time away from education
You’re looking for more support during the transition into university study.

**Life as a foundation year student**
During a foundation year you’ll learn about your chosen subject, develop your study skills and get used to university life. On successful completion of your foundation year, you’ll be ready to progress to the first year of your degree course.

As a foundation year student, you’ll be a full student of the University and part of our community. You’ll have access to all our campus facilities and support.

**Why choose this course**
Combining exceptional facilities with research-led teaching, our BEng and MEng Chemical and Petroleum Engineering courses prepare you for a fulfilling career in the oil and gas or petrochemical industries.

Surrey is one of the few universities in the world offering you the chance to experience the complete chemical engineering process. Our new £1.7million chemical engineering facility and plant allows you to use the kind of state-of-the-art equipment you’ll find in industry.

**What you will study**
Our BEng and MEng courses combine core principles with specialist modules, design projects, equipment design and research relating to energy and petrochemicals.

Taught by prize-winning academics and experienced former industrialists, you’ll gain practical experience working on a small chemicals plant in our newly refurbished laboratory facilities. This helps prepare you for a wide range of fulfilling careers in the global energy sector.

You can apply to study for either a BEng or MEng. The MEng builds on the BEng course with a masters year and is a direct route to a masters qualification. You may have the option to switch to a BEng or MEng during your studies.

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website. The link is under course ‘contact details’. You will also find full details of the programme, including assessment methods, programme structure, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

Extra funding

Applicants who require a Student Visa to study in the UK:
To apply for a Student Visa, students must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University they wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable students to apply for their visa. The University is under no legal obligation to sponsor any individual and exercises caution with respect to issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to not risk its status as a Student sponsor.

Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will issued in accordance with the Visa Sponsorship and CAS Issuing Policy, available at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/policies

The Uni


Course location:

Stag Hill

Department:

FEPS - Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (CPE)

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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.

69%
med
Chemical engineering
69%
med
Petroleum 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
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

87%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
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?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Engineering professionals
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
6%
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.

£28k

£28k

£34k

£34k

£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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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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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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