Chemical Engineering, MEng Undergraduate prospectus

  • This brand new degree programme has been designed in consultation with the IChemE and leading companies
  • Our hands-on teaching approach is central to the educational experience at the Faculty of Engineering and Science.
  • Opportunities to secure work placements with leading industrial companies and solve some of the world’s most difficult challenges

H801 MEng/ChemE

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4 years full time

8 years part time

5 years sandwich programme



As the pressing needs of the world gradually shift toward the sustainable supply of energy and raw materials, preservation of natural resources and the environment, and targeted delivery of services and products, new opportunities arise for chemical engineers.

This degree programme offers students a range of industrial chemical manufacturing and processing technologies with the inclusion of industrial planning, powder handling and storage, safety and social impact considerations. Process safety, risk and safety tools will be a theme that infuses the whole degree from start to finish. 

We offer exchange programmes for undergraduate students that give the opportunity to study and live abroad at a partner university and also opportunities for additional training at industrial facilities.

Academic and industry experts will cover a wide range of subject areas relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering. Subject areas covered include: engineering science and fundamentals, separation, particle technology, catalysis and reaction engineering, management, sustainability and process design, pharmaceutical discovery and development, food and beverage and bioengineering.

The first students from Chemical Engineering at the University of Greenwich will graduate in 2020. The IChemE can only accredit programmes once the first cohort of students has graduated. University of Greenwich intends to seek accreditation by the IChemE at the earliest possible date after the first graduation. 

We have been in consultation with the IChemE during design and development of the degree programme and are working towards a successful application for accreditation. If so this could be backdated to include all graduations from the start of the programme delivery. It is anticipated that this MEng degree programme will be accredited by the IChemE as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This degree programme is four years long in full-time mode.

This degree programme offers entry routes from both Engineering and Chemistry programmes. Please contact us for further details.


The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with the knowledge and skills to work as a professional engineer with current and future chemical engineering technologies, methods and standards
  • To support you in understanding the pioneering approaches in this field and apply them to the solution of real-world problems
  • To develop your understanding of the chemical engineering industry and prepare you to gain graduate employment.

What you'll study

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Engineering Mathematics 1 (30 credits) 
  • Design and Materials (30 credits)
  • Practical and Experimental Skills (30 credits)
  • Engineering Professional Skills 1 (30 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Engineering Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
  • Engineering Professional Skills 2 (15 credits)
  • Thermodynamics (15 credits)
  • Fluids, Heat & Mass Transfer Processes 1 (15 credits)
  • Reactor Engineering (15 credits)
  • Separation Processes 1 (15 credits)
  • Process Measurement & Control (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 2 courses from this list of options. 

Optional Courses [Chemical Engineering Specialisms] (depending on entry route):

  • Chemistry for Chemical Engineers 1+2 (30 credits)
  • Engineering for Chemists & Scientists 1+2 (30 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Engineering Professional Practice [Chemical Engineering Specialisms] (30 credits)
  • Individual Project (Chemical Process Plant Design) (30 credits) 
  • Fluids, Heat & Mass Transfer Processes 2 (15 credits)
  • Separation Processes 2 (15 credits)
  • Chemical Plant Design & Material Handling (15 credits)
  • Process Safety (15 credits)

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Group Industrial Project [Chemical Engineering Specialisms] (30 credits)
  • Strategy and Management (15 credits)
  • Research Methodology (15 credits)
  • Advanced Separation Processes (15 credits)
  • Environmental Engineering and Sustainability (L6) (15 credits)
  • Advanced Principles of Supply Chain Management (15 credits)
  • Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.
  • Technology Enterprise (15 credits)
  • Process Improvement Techniques (L6) (15 credits)

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

You should have 136 UCAS points which should come from A-levels. 32 points should come from mathematics, a physical science or a numerate subject at A2 level. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science.

We will also accept:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma. National Diploma applicants that have also successfully completed the additional, core mathematics modules and the extended project (Technical Baccalaureate) are specifically encouraged to apply
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2 or later.

General studies and Level 3 Key Skills are not accepted for this degree. 

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

In addition

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information


Student progress is assessed through a mix of examinations, assignments and project/lab work.


These programmes are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to work as a professional engineer. Career options include roles in chemical and process engineering, pharmaceutical industries and food and beverage (one of the largest employment sectors in the UK). You could also pursue postgraduate study.

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