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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 range of popular modules offered in 2018/19 as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive, and since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2019/20, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.

Level 1 (FHEQ 4) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CENG0002 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0003 Transport Phenomena 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0004 Thermodynamics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0005 Physical Chemistry 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0006 Computational Modelling and Analysis 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
ENGF0002 Design and Professional Skills I 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
ENGF0003 Mathematical Modelling and Analysis 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
ENGS101P Integrated Engineering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Level 2 (FHEQ 5) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CENG0007 Design and Professional Skills II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0008 Engineering Experimentation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0009 Process Heat Transfer 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0010 Separation Processes I 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0011 Particulate Systems and Separation Processes II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0012 Chemical Reaction Engineering I 2 (US) 3.75 (ECTS) 7.5 (FHEQ)
CENG0013 Process Design Principles 2 (US) 3.75 (ECTS) 7.5 (FHEQ)
CENG0014 Inorganic Chemistry for Engineers 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
ENGF0004 Modelling and Analysis II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CENG0016 Process Plant Design Project 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
CENG0017 Process Dynamics and Control 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0018 Chemical Reaction Engineering II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0019 Transport Phenomena II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0020 Advanced Safety and Loss Prevention 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0021 Organic Chemistry for Engineers 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0022 From Molecules to Molecular Engineering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Level 4 (FHEQ 7) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CENG0023 Advanced Process Engineering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0024 Fluid-Particle Systems 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0025 Process Systems Modelling and Design 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0026 Energy Systems and Sustainability 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0027 Molecular Thermodynamics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0028 Electrochemical Engineering and Power Sources 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0029 Nature Inspired Chemical Engineering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0030 Advanced Materials Processes and Nanotechnology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0033 Advanced Separation Processes 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CENG0038 Chemical Engineering Research Project 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)

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