Undergraduate Programmes

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

  • H800 3FT Hon BEng Engineering (Chemical)
  • H801 4FT Hon MEng Engineering (Chemical)
  • H801 4FT Hon MEng Engineering (Chemical with Biochemical) (September 2013 Entry: H816)
  • H801 4FT Hon MEng Engineering (Chemical - International Programme) (September 2013 Entry: H802)

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 MEng courses are the preferred option for those wishing to take a direct route to IChemE membership and Chartered Status. The department also offers a three-year BEng course. The first two years are common to all programmes, thus allowing students time to decide on their final programme. 

Entry Requirements

A levels: A*AA-AAB.

Mathematics required, Physics/Chemistry preferred. If neither Physics nor Chemistry offered then one from Physical or Life Sciences, Further Mathematics or Economics.

A pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required. If Physics or Chemistry is not offered at A level then it must be offered at AS level.

IB Diploma: 36-39 points. A total of 17-19 points in three higher level subjects to include Mathematics, plus Physics/Chemistry preferred, with no score lower than 5.

If Physics or Chemistry is not offered at Higher Level then it 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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