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MEng Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
4 years
Typical A-level offer
Grades A*AA.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer
38 points overall including 7,6,6 points at the Higher level including Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
1350 applications for 250 places across all first year courses (2017 entry).
How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
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UCAS course code
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Course description

Chemical Engineering concerns the science, technology and management involved in making the materials and products needed by our society.

You study a range of core materials incorporating the fundamentals of chemical engineering as well as supporting mathematics and science.

The technical aspects revolve around managing the behaviour of materials and chemical reactions - this means predicting and manipulating compositions, flows, temperatures and pressures of solids, liquids and gases.

You learn about chemical, physical and biological processes using mathematical equations as well as learning about the equipment and techniques used by industry for large-scale manufacturing and the safety issues surrounding the industry.

You spend Year 3 in industry and your placement will vary depending on the company you are with. We have excellent contacts with industry and we will give you a lot of help to find a placement. Students have had placements with companies such as:

  • AstraZeneca
  • British Sugar
  • British Petroleum
  • ICI Paint
  • Chevron Texaco
  • Kraft Foods
  • Schlumberger
  • Dupont
  • Syngenta
  • BNFL
  • Exxon Mobil

You will work on a project and learn about safety; health and environmental issues in industry; achieving targets and objectives. You will enhance and extend your knowledge of chemical engineering and your skills relating to project work, design and industrial applications.


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £22,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.


For information on scholarships available for 2018, please visit

Contact details

Academic department
School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
Contact name
Dr James Winterburn
+44 (0)161 306 9331
+44 (0)161 306 9321
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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