Chemical Engineering with International and Industrial Study MEng
At Birmingham we have one of the largest concentrations of chemical engineering excellence in the UK and offer unrivalled opportunities to learn core technical and transferrable skills. Close links to leading multinationals offer you exciting industrial collaborations, while academic staff are some of the world's best in their field. This collaborative blend of theory and practice allow you to rise to real-world challenges...finding answers to problems that don't even exist yet.
You will spend a year in industry giving you the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge in a real-world environment. We have strong links with a large number of key companies to assist you, including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, BP, EDF, ConocoPhilips, PepsiCo, Jaguar/Land Rover, ExxonMobil, Cadbury, AstraZeneca, Johnson Matthey and GlaxoSmithKline as well as with smaller to medium enterprises. Typically you will have to pass the interview process run by the company with which you are seeking a placement. Students often return from an industrial placement with a new found confidence in their knowledge and skills. The year will help you understand what you would like to do in the future, as well as building on your professional network.
Your will also spend a year studying at an international university in Europe, Australia, Canada or Singapore, giving you a fantastic opportunity to take your studies global, building your skills and networks before embarking on your chosen career. If you don't have a foreign language, you can choose an English-speaking country, while students taking one of our European languages options can select a country of their choice.
Project work – highly valued by employers – is a thread that runs throughout our degree programmes in order to create well-rounded chemical engineers. Problems are posed in a ‘real-world’ environment where decisions need to be made when data and information are scarce. There is significant industry input on the third-year design project, which will see you designing a specific and realistic chemical process, championed by an industrial partner.
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Why study Chemical Engineering with
International and Industrial Study MEng at Birmingham?
Access the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory
Our multi-million pound investment in new state-of-the-art facilities with purpose built laboratories offer you the opportunity to learn and work in a dedicated space, designed to promote and encourage collaborative and interdisciplinary working.
Discover a world of employment opportunities
Thanks to our strong links with industry leaders, you'll have the competitive edge for employment, as we open up connections with GloxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Shell, BP and ExxonMobil.
Industry-focused design project
You will undertake a design project in your third year to design a particular chemical process, championed by an industrial partner
Benefit from our unique facilities
The School of Chemical Engineering is the first in the UK to have a research facility for energy storage using cryogenic liquids, comprising new laboratories, state-of-the-art equipment, and a major demonstration plant - The Birmingham Centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage.
University life is about mouch more than simply learning. Our student society
Birmingham University Chemical Engineering Society (BUCES) is an award-winning society, run by students for students, to help you squeeze every last drop from your time with us. Here, you'll enjoy an array of socials, networking events and sports tournaments, plus there's careers advice and support for you from day one.
Yasmin is a 4th year Chemical Engineering student who is currently on her industrial year with Calgavin. This year she will be regularly blogging about her experiences on her placement year. She enjoys playing basketball and spending time with friends.
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