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Chemical Engineering, BEng Hons 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
  • Chemical engineering is all about converting raw materials into useful products you use everyday in a safe and cost effective way.

H800 BEng/ChemE

UCAS points

120

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3 years full time

6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

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 gives 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.

This degree programme is three years long in full-time mode. 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 programme will be accredited by the IChemE as:

  • Fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng)
  • Partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. Please see the MEng programmes if you are looking for CEng status without further academic study.

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

Outcomes

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

Entry requirements

Typical Offer: 120 Points

Applicants from a UK educational background:

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate

Subjects:

  • A-level: 32 Points from Mathematics, a physical science or a numerate subject. General Studies/Level 3 Key Skills not accepted
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Engineering (required: Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) and Further Engineering Mathematics (Unit 8), both at Merit) or related subject.
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Engineering and 32 Points from A-level Mathematics if Units 7 and/or 8 are not included
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from A-level Mathematics
  • Plus GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system), and one GCSE science subject at Grade C or above under the A*-G system. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.

We will also consider:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, the International Baccalaureate and Access to Engineering
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2.

For more information, contact  courseinfo@gre.ac.uk 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 international@gre.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

In addition

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  •  Project-based tasks
  •  Laboratory experiments
  •  Residential field courses
  •  Formative and summative assignments
  •  Formal examinations

Careers

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.

Accreditation

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

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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