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Chemical Engineering

UCL is a pioneer of the discipline of chemical engineering, having founded the first Chair in the subject in the UK, the Ramsay Memorial Chair in Chemical Engineering. We remain at the forefront, consistently achieving excellent research ratings in governmental assessments.

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Why study Chemical Engineering at UCL?

Our academic staff are leaders in their fields. The research is grouped into five main areas: multiphase systems, chemical and catalytic reaction engineering, electrochemical engineering, product and process systems engineering and molecular and engineering thermodynamics, with many specialised topics in these fields being the focus of teaching and research.

What you will gain from study at UCL

Our modules provide a flexible training to meet the future demands of the industry and are designed to make you highly employable in the process sector and beyond. You will also benefit from our collaborative links with industry and with other internationally renowned universities.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods vary, but include lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and problem classes. Assessment normally combines written examination and coursework; laboratory and project reports are also important depending on the nature of the module.

Modules in Chemical Engineering

Please note that this guide lists a wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

Level 1 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CENG101P Introduction to Chemical Engineering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENG102P Transport Phenomena 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENG103P Thermodynamics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENG104P Physical Chemistry 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENG105P Computational Modelling and Analysis 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ENGS101P Integrated Engineering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ENGS102P Design and Professional Skills I 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ENGS103P Mathematical Modelling and Analysis 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 2 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CENG201P Design and Professional Skills II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENG202P Engineering Experimentation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENG203P Process Heat Transfer 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENG204P Separation Processes I 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENG205P Particulate Systems and Separation Processes II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENG206P Chemical Reaction Engineering I 2 (US) 3.75 (ECTS) 0.25 (CU)
CENG207P Process Design Principles 2 (US) 3.75 (ECTS) 0.25 (CU)
ENGS203P Modelling and Analysis II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 3 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CENG301PA Process Plant Design Project 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
CENG302P Process Dynamics and Control 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENG303P Chemical Reaction Engineering II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENG304P Transport Phenomena II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENG305P Advanced Safety and Loss Prevention 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 4 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CENGM001 Chemical Engineering Research Project 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
CENGM002 Advanced Process Engineering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENGM006 Fluid-Particle Systems 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENGM010 Energy Systems and Sustainability 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENGM01P Process Systems Modelling and Design 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENGM02P Molecular Thermodynamics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENGM03P Electrochemical Engineering and Power Sources 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENGM04P Nature Inspired Chemical Engineering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENGM05P Advanced Materials Processes and Nanotechnology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CENGM09P Advanced Separation Processes 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

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