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Programmes

The four-year MEng course 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 BEng course.

The training programme is conducted largely through lectures, interactive tutorials and computer workshops supplemented by course work and laboratory training. The core programme also provides basic training for all students in four key skill areas - management, business, professional and personal transferable skills.

Photo from Induction 2011

The department believes in enhancing the transferable skills of students during their studies and has developed a number of training workshops which form the Key Skills Development Programme. All students are expected to take part in this and discuss their progress with their personal tutors. This training is both in addition to and embedded within certain courses to give students the opportunity to practice Key Skills in the working environment.

Other choices include supplementing the basic degree programmes (BEng or MEng) with an extra year in industry. The department is actively committed to providing formal industrial training to students who take up this option.

All the degree programmes require students to follow four course units per year. As most courses are of one half-unit value, students normally register for eight half-unit courses each year. The Design Project in the third year has a weighting of one-and-a-half units and the Research Project in the fourth year has a weighting of one unit.

Courses are usually examined in the summer term except for those assessed on the basis of project or course work alone. In many courses a proportion of the total mark is allocated to laboratory sessions, design projects and problem classes.

The Honours classification is based on a weighted average of the student's performance over the whole of the programme.

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