Undergraduate Programmes

The department offers the following undergraduate degree programmes in Chemical Engineering:

What is Chemical Engineering?

Green world

Chemical engineers turn chemical discoveries into safe, affordable and sustainable processes for the manufacture of products essential in a modern society. As a chemical engineer, you could be in demand all over the world working to meet global challenges in matters of health, environment and energy.                        


The four-year Engineering (Chemical) MEng course (H801) is the preferred option for those wishing to take a direct route to IChemE membership and Chartered Status.

The department also offers a three-year Engineering (Chemical) BEng course (H800).

The first two years are common to both programmes, thus allowing students time to decide on their final programme. 

Entry Requirements

A Levels

Grades A*AA-AAB
Subjects Mathematics, plus Chemistry and/or Physics required.
AS Levels A pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required. If only one of Chemistry/Physics is offered at A level, then the other must be offerered at AS level.
GCSEs English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs.

IB Diploma

Subjects A total of 17-19 points in three higher level subjects to include Mathematics, plus Chemistry and/or Physics, with no score lower than 5. If only one of Chemistry or Physics is offered at higher level, then the other subject must be offered at standard level.

Prizes and Scholarships

Photo of Leon Brown and Costas Pantelides

A number of prizes is available to students throughout the course. In recent years, these prizes have been sponsored by IChemE and companies such as Procter & Gamble, Courtaulds and Process Systems Enterprise.

Careers Advice

The Department has a careers adviser who arranges company visits/presentations and maintains links with the main employers of graduates. The Adviser also works closely with the staff of the College Careers Office who are invited to give a series of presentations on career topics.

Year in Industry Scheme

The department participates in the Year in Industry scheme which places students in industrial jobs relevant to chemical engineering before they enter UCL.


As with other universities in the UK, you need to make your application to UCL through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

UCL's UCAS code is UCL U80. There is no campus code.


For more information, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Tutor:
Dr George Manos
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 3810
Fax: +44 (0)20 7383 2348
Email: g.manos@ucl.ac.uk

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