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.
As well as core chemical engineering, you study further options in chemistry and learn how the skills of the chemical engineer and the chemist are brought together in order to design and manufacture products as far ranging as petrochemicals, pharmaceutical tablets, inkjet printing modules, deodorant sticks and chocolate. The course enables you to understand processes from the molecular level up to industrial scale.
All applications must be made through an organisation called UCAS. Please visit their website at
Grades AAA. This should include Mathematics, Chemistry and one other acedemic subject.
37 points overall including 18 points at the Higher level including Mathematics and Chemistry.
Please contact the academic department regarding eligibility of other qualifications.
For example, GCSE grade C or above, IELTS: an overall band score of at least 6, with at least 5 in each component, TOEFL: a score of at least 540 in the paper test, 207 in the computer test or 76 in the internet test.
|CAE score:||60 (Grade C)|
|Area:||44.65 sq miles (115.6 km²)|