Chemical Engineering undergraduate programmes

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Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham offers a modular programme of study which normally leads to the award of a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in three years or a Masters of Engineering (MEng) in four years. The MEng degree is an 'extended' course to enable those who have demonstrated ability and wish to do so, to pursue advanced topics and to widen their chemical engineering knowledge further.

Students opting for the MEng programme H801 can choose to spend the third year of their course at a University in a different country. For students without a foreign language, this will be an English speaking country. However, students pursuing one of the European languages options may take the third year of their course at a University in the country of their language option.We offer a  choice of undergraduate degree programmes. The programme is designed to give students a diverse knowledge covering all aspects of chemical engineering and basic concepts in biochemical and environmental engineering are embedded throughout.

Chemical Engineering students

Industrial relevance is of prime importance to Chemical Engineers and we offer students taking MEng programme H802 the opportunity to spend a year in industry. This experience, together with skills in numeracy, problem solving, team work, communication and information technology, will particularly equip graduates for successful careers within any industry.

For students who wish to study Chemical Engineering but do not have the traditional qualifications for direct entry to the BEng/MEng programmes a Foundation Year may be an alternative option.

Our degree programmes are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Play the video below to see some of our students talking about their courses.

Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

The Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL), opened its doors to new students in October 2018. The new laboratory is a hub for science and engineering teaching, with multifunctional labs suitable for subject-specific and cross-disciplinary learning and team-working.