Here you are introduced to the fundamentals of chemical and energy engineering and the chance to learn about other engineering disciplines. Here, also, you will begin to develop the transferable skills that will carry you through your course, and beyond, into your life as a professional engineer. All modules compulsory.
- Chemistry and Materials - 20 credits
- Modelling Concepts and Tools 1 - 10 credits
- Modelling Concepts and Tools 2 - 10 credits
- Introduction to Transport Phenomena 1 - 10 credits
- Introduction to Transport Phenomena 2 - 10 credits
- Process Design and Analysis 1 - 10 credits
- Process Design and Analysis 2 - 10 credits
- Reaction, Equilibria and Thermodynamics - 20 credits
- Labs and Data Analysis 1 - 10 credits
- Labs and Data Analysis 2 - 10 credits
Themes begun in the first year are developed to the standard you need as a professional engineer. You study advanced heat and mass transfer, reactors and catalysis and unit operations. Emphasis is placed on teamwork and the use of our research laboratories is exploited.
- Reactors, Catalysis and Thermodynamics - 20 credits
- Sustainable Process Engineering - 20 credits
- Process Systems and Principles of Process Control - 20 credits
- Mass Heat and Momentum Transport - 20 credits
- Process Integration and Unit Operations - 20 credits
- Computing for Chemical Engineers - 10 credits
- Product Design Exercise - 10 credits
Year 3 - Industrial placement
You have the option to spend a year in industry at the end of your second year. 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.
The industrial placement gives you experience of working in the chemical engineering field which will enhance your CV and allow you to acquire further knowledge and employability skills. Our industrial liaison tutor will be able to advise you about the application procedures.
The industrial placements are within companies in the UK, therefore you are eligible for this programme if you are able to work legally in the UK. You need to be accepted by the industrial sponsor hosting the placement; their selection process is usually done through interviews.
Tuition fees for placement years (where applicable)
There is a reduced tuition fee for the academic year spent in industry or whilst studying abroad (where available). Fee information and further clarification is available on the University fees and funding page.
Your fourth year develops the chemical engineering fundamentals further, to graduate level. You will undertake an industry-linked design project which enables them to put into practice all of the skills they have gained.
- Advanced Reactions and Thermodynamics - 20 credits
- Multiphase Systems - 20 credits
- Design Project - 40 credits
Optional modules will be themed in Industry, Healthcare, Formulation and Energy
Select 40 credits of options. Example modules may include:
- Petrochemical Engineering - 10 credits
- Plant Optimisation - 10 credits
- Introduction to Healthcare Technologies - 10 credits
- Processing for Formulation - 10 credits
- Engineering of Food - 10 credits
- Efficient use of Energy - 10 credits
- Energy Economics - 10 credits
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2020. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to core modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.