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Fees and Funding

UK & EU Fee

£9,000 (2013/14)

Overseas Fee

£19,500 (2013/14)

General Funding Notes

Details about financial support are available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/study/ug-finance

Key Facts

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75% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)
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Chemical Engineering

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Prospectus subject entry

Chemical Engineering

Prospectus faculty entry

Engineering Sciences

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Engineering (Chemical) BEng

UCAS Code: H800

This broad-based, multi-disciplinary programme provides flexible training and a unique opportunity to follow the widest possible range of careers, from design, construction and installation of processes, plants and equipment to manufacturing and marketing of products, and from research and development to administration and management of people and resources.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

Grades A*AA-AAB
Subjects Mathematics required, plus either Chemistry or Physics preferred.
AS Levels A pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required. If Chemistry or Physics is not offered at A level then it must be offered 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

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

Other Qualifications

For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:

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International Qualifications

International Qualifications

In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.

Selected country's equivalent grades will appear here

University Preparatory Certificates

UCL offers intensive one-year foundation courses to prepare international students for a variety of degree programmes at UCL.

The University Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.

For more information see our website: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you will also need to satisfy UCL's English Language Requirements. A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Degree Summary

Degree Benefits

  • UCL's Department of Chemical Engineering is one of the best in the country. You will be taught by lecturers recognised as international leaders in their field.
  • The department offers an impressive national and international network of industrial contacts and has strong collaborative links with other university departments in the UK and abroad.
  • All of our programmes are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
  • The degree is part of an integrated programme across engineering providing opportunities to broaden your horizons through interactions with other disciplines. There is also the flexibility to choose the fine details of your individual degree options gradually as you progress through the programme.

All Chemical Engineering programmes at UCL, BEng and MEng, follow a common curriculum for the first two years, so a final decision between the different routes can be delayed until the end of the second year when you will have greater experience on which to base your choice. Applicants do not need to apply for more than one programme; all applicants to all programmes are treated equally.Suitably qualified candidates can change to MEng at the end of year two.

You will undertake a compulsory design project, carried out in small teams. Each team designs a complete process plant, including detailed unit design, environmental impact and risk assessment and costing.

If you choose the BEng degree, you will complete your studies at the end of the third year, and will need to complete a period of further training before being granted Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

We are committed to, and encourage you to take, a formal industrial training (sandwich) year during your degree programme. This is usually during the year before your final study year, and provides invaluable experience.

Your Learning

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, interactive tutorials and computer workshops supplemented by coursework and laboratory training. For problem-solving and design classes you will be using leading-edge computer software. Our programmes offer regular opportunities for students to put their learning into practice through the use of scenarios.

Assessment

You will usually be examined in the third term, except for a few courses which are assessed on the basis of project or coursework alone. In many courses a proportion of the total mark is allocated from your laboratory sessions, design projects and problem classes.

Degree Structure

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual courses, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Courses are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional courses varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Year One

Compulsory courses

Integrated Engineering
Design & Professional Skills I
Mathematical Modelling & Analysis I
Introduction to Chemical Engineering
Transport Phenomena
Thermodynamics
Physical Chemistry
Computational Modelling & Analysis

Optional courses

All first-year courses are compulsory.

Year Two

Compulsory courses

Design & Professional Skills II
Mathematical Modelling & Analysis II
Process Heat Transfer
Mass Transfer Operations
Engineering Experimentation
Process Engineering
Particulate Systems and Separation Processes
Minor I*

Optional courses

You will take credits from a range of optional courses in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Management, Languages or Science and Technology Studies.

Final Year

Compulsory courses

Process Dynamics and Control
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Chemical Engineering Plant Design I
Transport Phenomena II
Advanced Materials Process & Product Engagement
Minor II*
Minor III*

*Students will choose a minor stream in Years Two & Three that allows them to gain a grounding in another engineering or relevant discipline or an interdisciplinary topic by offering a coherent set of three 0.5 course-unit modules allowing an introduction to a field as well as an opportunity to cover an interdisciplinary topic to reasonable depth.

Optional courses

You will take 0.5 credits from a range of optional courses in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Management or Languages.

Further details available on degree page of subject website:

Your Career

Our core programme is designed to develop transferable management, business, professional and personal skills, and the diverse curricula and training will equip you to be highly employable in the process industries as well as other economic sectors such as management consulting, banking, finance and accountancy.

You will have many employment opportunities in sectors such as pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, oil and gas production, contract engineering and manufacturing. You will also be well prepared to consider further study at postgraduate or doctoral level at UCL or elsewhere.

There are excellent opportunities and careers prospects for graduate chemical engineers, both within the UK and overseas. The rewards open to you are attractive - the average income of a chemical engineer, according to the IChemE, is consistently higher than that of graduates in other engineering disciplines.

Destinations

First career destinations of recent graduates (2009-2011) of this programme include:

  • Analyst, Universal Banking (2011)
  • Processing Engineer, Shell (2011)
  • Chemical Engineer, Brunei Shell (2011)
  • Trainee Flow Assurance Engineer, SPT Group (2011)
  • Trainee Engineer, ICI (2010)

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

Application

Your Application

In addition to academic entry requirements, we are looking for evidence of your commitment to and enthusiasm for studying chemical engineering.

How to Apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Selection

Wherever possible, applicants based in the UK are invited to visit the department. The visit provides an excellent opportunity to see the department and its facilities.

The department is happy to defer your entry for one year, provided that you have made definite plans for the year, such as working in a relevant field to gain experience or broadening your horizons through travel. The department also supports the Year in Industry scheme: this places students in industrial jobs relevant to their chosen degree in the year before they enter university.

In accordance with UCL's global ethos, the department is delighted to welcome students who apply from overseas. International students currently account for around 50% of our undergraduates.

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