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Chemical Engineering BEng

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BEng with Foundation Year

The foundation year is ideal if you have little or no background in the sciences or mathematics, but would still like to study engineering. It provides a solid grounding in the theory and expertise you need to advance to Year 1 of BEng study. You'll study the following modules.

  • Preparing for Learning in Higher Education
  • Foundation Maths A
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Foundation Maths B
  • Chemistry for Chemical Engineers
  • Group Challenge (Engineering and Technology)

BEng with a Year Abroad

Studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia opens up unique opportunities by giving you invaluable experience to enhance your academic credentials. You will build a professional international network, and have the opportunity to apply the theory learned in previous years in a different setting, and boost your chances of employment upon graduation.

BEng with an Industrial Placement

On industrial placement you will build a professional network, apply the theory learned in previous years to real life projects, and ultimately boost your chances of employment upon graduation.

Integrated Masters with a Year Abroad

Studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia opens up unique opportunities by giving you invaluable experience to enhance your academic credentials. You will build a professional international network, and have the opportunity to apply the theory learned in previous years in a different setting, and boost your chances of employment upon graduation.

Integrated Masters with an Industrial Placement

On industrial placement you will build a professional network, apply the theory learned in previous years to real life projects, and ultimately boost your chances of employment upon graduation.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £15,300

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £10,650


More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

*Please note, fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

About the course

A record number of students now study Chemical Engineering in the UK, with intake at Hull increasing significantly year-on-year – testament to both industry growth and our substantial investment in the subject. In the heart of the Humber region’s thriving ‘Energy Estuary’, you benefit from studying close to more than 350 engineering and process giants – including Phillips66, Total, Novartis, BP Chemicals, Croda, Cristal, Smith & Nephew and RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser). This degree is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and has been developed to meet the academic criteria for registration as a Chartered Engineer - a professional qualification that sets the gold standard in chemical, biochemical, process and related areas.

Combine this with the opportunity to boost your employability by spending your penultimate year either applying the theory learned in previous years to real life projects on industrial placement, or by studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. The option of a Masters year allows you to undertake a focused research project to expand theory and skills while providing the mandatory four years of study required for accreditation as a Chartered Engineer. A Foundation year is ideal if you do not have the qualifications and experience to enter the degree course directly.

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H812

BEng

4 years

H814

BEng

4 years

H813

BEng

4 years

H816

MEng

5 years

H815

MEng

5 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Throughout your degree, you develop many of the marketable attributes required of a modern professional engineer, including: working in teams; project planning, project management and presentation of progress and results; the role of the professional engineer; modern industrial management techniques; and the wider perspective of society and sustainability.

A Chemical Engineering degree will equip you with skills that are easily transferable and highly sought-after across multiple industries. Whether you choose to manage projects, develop products or improve processes a varied career is open to you – and that could be anywhere in the world. Over the past year, the process industries have sought around 16,000 new employees in the North East alone.

The year in industry spent on a placement is designed to enhance career prospects and make the progression from study to employment seamless. In many cases, the experience and contacts gained during your BEng can lead to job offers upon graduation.

The average annual starting salary for a UK chemical engineering graduate is £28,000. Chemical engineering graduates have the highest average starting salary of any engineering discipline in the UK, and the second-highest overall. With a shortage of skilled people and the potential for career growth, the sector is highly attractive for graduates.

Recent Hull graduates have become science, engineering or technology professionals; others have gone on to work in management, IT and teaching. Job roles for Chemical Engineers include design engineers, project engineers, research and development engineers and operations engineers.

The University has very strong links with industry and our courses are backed by six industrial companies. We are already working with Green Port Hull, and engineering giant Siemens is investing more than £160 million in wind turbine production in East Yorkshire. These links enable you to embark upon a unique year’s placement.