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Chemical Engineering

Entry Year: 2020

6 study options

Chemical Engineering BEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BEng (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
H812
Institution code
Q50
Clearing entry requirements *
A-levels: BBC with at least a B in Mathematics and a C in Chemistry/Physics.
IB: HL 28 with at least a HL 5 in Mathematics and a HL 4 in Chemistry/Physics.
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
International qualifications
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£22,500
Funding information
Paying your fees

Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience BEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BEng (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
H811
Institution code
Q50
Clearing entry requirements *
A-levels: BBC with at least a B in Mathematics and a C in Chemistry/Physics.
IB: HL 28 with at least a HL 5 in Mathematics and a HL 4 in Chemistry/Physics.
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
International qualifications
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£22,500
Funding information
Paying your fees

Chemical Engineering with Year Abroad BEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BEng (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
H81Y
Institution code
Q50
Clearing entry requirements *
A-levels: BBC with at least a B in Mathematics and a C in Chemistry/Physics.
IB: HL 28 with at least a HL 5 in Mathematics and a HL 4 in Chemistry/Physics.
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
International qualifications
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£22,500
Funding information
Paying your fees

Chemical Engineering MEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
MEng (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
H814
Institution code
Q50
Clearing entry requirements *
A-levels: BBB with at least a B in Mathematics and a B in Chemistry/Physics.
IB: HL 30 with at least a HL 5 in Mathematics and a HL 5 in Chemistry/Physics.
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
International qualifications
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£22,500
Funding information
Paying your fees

Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience MEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
MEng (Hons)
Duration
5 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
H813
Institution code
Q50
Clearing entry requirements *
A-levels: BBB with at least a B in Mathematics and a B in Chemistry/Physics.
IB: HL 30 with at least a HL 5 in Mathematics and a HL 5 in Chemistry/Physics.
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
International qualifications
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£22,500
Funding information
Paying your fees

Chemical Engineering with Year Abroad MEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
MEng (Hons)
Duration
5 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
H84Y
Institution code
Q50
Clearing entry requirements *
A-levels: BBB with at least a B in Mathematics and a B in Chemistry/Physics.
IB: HL 30 with at least a HL 5 in Mathematics and a HL 5 in Chemistry/Physics.
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
International qualifications
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£22,500
Funding information
Paying your fees
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Overview

Chemical engineers design the processes that convert chemicals, raw materials, living cells, microorganisms and energy into the essential products of modern life.

Our programme provides an insight into basic chemistry, process engineering and computational engineering. You’ll understand how to alter the chemical, biochemical or physical state of a substance, processes used to create everything from personal care products to medicines to advanced functional materials, such as smart coatings.

You’ll also learn about the engineering principles used to design large-scale processing plants for everything from food to oil, with an emphasis on safety, sustainability and cost-effectiveness.

The programme is both practical and theoretical: you’ll be in the lab from the first year, working on projects relevant to the chemical engineering industry.

In the third year you’ll carry out a lab-based research project, based on your individual interests and integrated into the School’s world-leading research activities.

Programme changes for 2020

At Queen Mary, we have been adapting to the challenges of Covid-19 so we are ready for the new academic year, with all the academic, pastoral and community support you need to settle in and thrive. For your chosen programme of study, the result is an innovative blended learning offering, giving you access to a world-class education whether or not you can join us on campus from September. For more information, please visit our dedicated FAQ pages.

In addition, at a programme level, we are no longer offering the following modules:

  • Advanced Environmental Engineering- level 7
  • Utility Systems- level 7
  • Introduction to Law for Science and Engineering – Level 7
  • Advanced Structure-Property Relationships in Materials- level 7
  • Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques- level 7

Virtual Undergraduate Open Event

Join our online immersive open day event to experience university life at Queen Mary.

Find out more

Structure

You can complete your Chemical Engineering degree in three, four or five years. If you are a BEng student and choose to do a year in industry or study abroad, this will take place in Year 3 and Year 3 modules will instead be studied in Year 4. If you are an MEng student and choose to do a year in industry or study abroad, this will take place in Year 4 and Year 4 modules will be studied in Year 5.

Year 1

  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Mathematics and Computing for Engineers 1
  • Mathematics and Computing for Engineers 2
  • Mechanics of Fluids 1
  • Thermodynamics
  • Student Centred Learning 1
  • Chemical Engineering: Principles and Practice

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

  • Chemical Reaction Engineering 1
  • Control Systems Analysis and Design
  • Integrated Chemical Engineering Design
  • Mass Transfer and Separation Processes
  • Student Centred Learning for Chemical Engineers 2
  • Heat Transfer and Fluids Mechanics 1
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering 2

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

 

  • Integrated Chemical Engineering Design Project  
  • Particle Technology and Separation Processes
  • Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and Fluids
  • Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics II
  • Environmental Properties of Materials
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Advanced Safety Engineering 

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 4

MEng only

Compulsory

  • Research and Design Team Project

Choose two from

  • Advanced Gas Turbines
  • Advanced Polymer Synthesis
  • Energy Storage Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Whole System Design in Sustainable Engineering
  • Numerical Optimisation
  • Computational Engineering

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

Year in industry

Apply for our Chemical Engineering BEng or MEng with Industrial Experience to spend a year in industry. You'll have the opportunity to put your understanding of chemical engineering into practice in a real-world environment, gaining invaluable experience for your future career.

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Take an extra year to study your choice of advanced modules and complete a high-level group project. Apply for our Chemical Engineering MEng, ideal if you want to go into research and development, or to give you an edge in the job market.

Year abroad

Go global and study abroad as part of your degree – apply for our Chemical Engineering BEng or MEng with a Year Abroad. Queen Mary has links with universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia (partnerships vary for each degree programme).

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary and what the progression requirements are.

You can do either a year in industry or a year abroad - you cannot combine these options.

Teaching

Teaching and learning

You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, laboratory practicals and problem-based learning.

You should plan for 14-17 hours of formal teaching each week, plus time spent on group projects. For every hour spent in class, you’ll complete a further one to two hours of independent study.

Assessment

Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework, written reports, projects, presentations, group work and exams in the summer. 

Resources and facilities

The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • biofluids laboratory
  • combustion laboratory
  • NanoVision Centre
  • thermal analysis facility
  • two-phase flow and heat transfer labs
  • undergraduate teaching labs.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Careers

Chemical engineers are in great demand and have successful careers in energy and power generation, and in process industries such as those producing pharmaceuticals, materials, toiletries and food. There are also opportunities in environmental protection, recycling and alternative energy.

Recent School of Engineering and Materials Science graduates have been hired by:

  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Genesis Pharmaceuticals
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Transport for London
  • Williams Formula One.

Career support

The School of Engineering and Materials Science holds a weekly careers session where employers provide information, advice and skills training. We also run networking events for students to meet employers and alumni.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

Unistats data for these courses

Chemical Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience - BEng (Hons)

Chemical Engineering with Year Abroad - BEng (Hons)

Chemical Engineering - MEng (Hons)

Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience - MEng (Hons)

Chemical Engineering with Year Abroad - MEng (Hons)

About the School

The School of Engineering and Materials Science attracts some of the brightest minds from across the country, and the world. The most recent national assessment of the quality of university research (REF 2014) placed us seventh for our general engineering research (Times Higher Education).

Our academic staff have extensive contacts with major industrial companies in engineering and materials science, and there is constant interaction between industry, research and our teaching.

Our students benefit from personal contact with approachable teaching staff in small-group settings, where discussion and feedback is actively encouraged.

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