UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering


Biochemical Engineering MEng

This programme is engaged in developing innovation to create new medicines, biofuels and environmental management tools to meet the global challenges of tomorrow.

To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site for Biochemical Engineering MEng.

Course information

Jump to 4th-year optional routes:

Year 1

Core or compulsory module(s)

Year 2

Core or compulsory module(s)

Optional modules

You will be able to select one subject from the Integrated Engineering Programme list of Minor subjects.

Year 3

Core or compulsory module(s)

Optional modules

You will continue with two modules in your selected Minor subject from year two.

Year 4

Core or compulsory module(s)

Route: Biochemical Engineering:

Route: Biochemical with Chemical Engineering:

Route: Biochemical with Bioprocess Management:

Route: Year in Industry 

This is aimed at developing the skills of future leaders in bioprocessing through hands-on engagement with industry. Students undertaking the 4th year of their MEng degree in biochemical engineering may be eligible for an industrial placement with a partner company in the sector. Successful candidates will remain full-time students but will spend the majority of their time at the company site and will receive employee benefits.

The selection procedure is highly competitive and includes both academic minimum requirements as well as succeeding at an interview stage with the company.

The department actively engages with companies to help place eligible students. Please contact us at biochemeng@ucl.ac.uk for further details.

Route: Year Abroad 

Allocation of study abroad places is on a competitive basis. Successful Students will have the option to go on a year abroad at a partner university during year 4 of their MEng programme.

Year 4 modules will be selected from those available at the host University. Students will be required to take a credit load equivalent to a full-time student in the selected institution. Selection will be made in consultation with and will be approved by the Study Abroad Tutor based on specific requirements.

Assessment will be taken at the abroad institution and marks will be translated to one mark which will count towards the final degree classification.

There are minimum grade requirements for applicants, please contact us at biochemeng@ucl.ac.uk for further details.

Optional modules

Students on the Biochemical Engineering, Bioprocess Management and Chemical Engineering routes will select credits from a range of optional modules. Students on the Year in Industry route will select four modules from the Modular Training for the Bioprocess Industries programme (MBI) to study at UCL.