What you'll study
The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.
First year modules
Mathematics with Computer-Aided Problem Solving
This module delivers essential core mathematics knowledge, including polynomial functions, trigonometric functions, series, vectors, matrices and complex numbers.
Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering
You will be introduced to the concepts behind the chemical process industry and the underlying principles of energy and mass balances.
Process Safety and Chemistry
Develop your understanding and awareness of the role engineers play in maintaining process safety standards. You'll also be introduced to aspects of chemistry through laboratory practice.
Engineering Mathematics and Chemical Reactivity
Consolidate your understanding of core mathematics (calculus and ordinary differential equations) and chemistry (molecular structure, reactions in solution and kinetics).
Transport Processes 1 and Intro to Materials Science
Gain the base knowledge and underpinning theory to solve problems involving heat, mass transfer and modern material properties calculation.
Chemical Engineering Design Challenge 1
This module introduces many of the crucial skills for employment in the engineering field. These include presenting, and career and personal development planning.
Second year modules
Mathematics and Control for Engineers
You'll focus on advanced mathematical used to model and control dynamical systems. You'll also be introduced to Laplace and Fourier transform techniques.
Transport Processes 2 and Engineering Thermodynamics
Gain confidence in the application of mass and heat transfer techniques to the design of industrially relevant equipment.
Chemical Dynamics and Dynamics and Statics of Process Equipment
Explore theories and industrial practices to aid the design of process equipment. The diversity of chemical reaction is emphasised through dynamics in inorganic and organic chemistry.
Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers
You'll tackle problems in fluid mechanics that are of direct relevance to chemical engineering practice, including the sizing of pumps and the quantification of losses in piping systems.
Separation Processes and Particle Technology
You will study key aspects of particle technology and separation processes, and carry out laboratory practicals to solve chemical engineering problems.
Chemical Engineering Design Challenge 2
Enhance your professional skills as a basis for registration as an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer. We emphasise team working, project planning, and leadership and management skills.
Placement year modules
Your placement is your opportunity to get some real-world work experience under your belt.
Just like in the real world, you’ll be responsible for finding and applying for opportunities, with the added benefit of help and support from university services such as the Careers and Employability service based in Student Central.
Final year modules
Chemical Engineering Design Project
Build your skills, knowledge and understanding in chemical engineering process design, involving various unit operations such as distillation, fractionation, extraction and separation.
Chemical Thermodynamics and Process Simulation
You'll learn how to solve complex chemical engineering problems. You will use computational tools such as Aspen HYSYS to design and analyse a chemical process plant.
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Develop the fundamental theory for the design and analysis of homogeneous chemical reactors.
Industrial Bio-Processes and Chemistry in Industry
Develop your skills, knowledge and understanding in lab and industrial scale synthesis of value-added fine and bulk chemicals as well as pharmaceuticals.
Heat Integration and Sustainability in Chemical Industries
This module aims to equip you with the key techniques of heat integration and the current design of heat exchanger network systems.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.