MEng Chemical Engineering with Study in Europe

Year of entry: 2021

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Course unit details:
Study in Europe Year Abroad

Unit code CHEN30040
Credit rating 120
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science
Available as a free choice unit? No


The international nature of chemical engineering means that there are many opportunities for chemical engineers with a command of another language. The year abroad will usually commence in September or October, and may last until May/June (France) or July/August (Germany).


Courses and sit examinations are usually taken in the local language. English equivalents of examinations cannot be guaranteed and will not be provided if the partner University does not supply them. Courses are selected by agreement between the student, the receiving University and the course tutor at Manchester. Typically, a student would attend courses at levels equivalent to Year 2, 3 or 4 of the Manchester courses. The year abroad might include a research or design project which extends the student’s knowledge of chemical engineering.

European universities participating in the programme are:


France – ENSIC Nancy and ENSIACET Toulouse

Germany – Stuttgart



The unit aims to:


Deliver an internationally-leading training in Chemical Engineering and related areas in a research-active environment supported by state-of-the-art analytical laboratories and unique pilot-scale facilities, and partly in a European University;

Provide exemption from the academic qualification requirements for corporate membership of the Institution of Chemical Engineers;

Enable a career path in chemical and process engineering, and in industries where knowledge of a foreign language is necessary;

Develop a systematic knowledge base of chemical engineering, mathematics and related science;

Develop the problem-solving skills necessary to tackle the challenges of a career;

Provide the opportunity to improve language skills, experience another culture and enhance chemical engineering knowledge;

Provide opportunity to study advanced topics at the forefront of chemical engineering;

The year abroad improves communication skills in the language and gives an understanding of the social and technical culture of the country.



Teaching and learning methods

Sit examinations, course-work and online tests depending on the courses selected


Knowledge and understanding



Assessment methods


Assessment task

Varies depending on the courses selected




Feedback methods

Feedback is given by host institution

Recommended reading

Varies depending on the courses selected

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 0

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Alessandro Patti Unit coordinator

Additional notes


Contact hours

Lectures; Tutorials; optional: Seminars; Workshops

Other Scheduled teaching and learning activities*

To agree with the partner Institution in Europe


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