Heriot-Watt University Chemical Engineering

By | 14th June 2017

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Heriot-Watt University Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers are highly valued by employers for their all-round skills, and job prospects are excellent. Graduates are employed in many sectors, from fine chemicals and food products, to utility suppliers, polymers and the oil industry.

Chemical Engineering is about transforming raw materials into valuable and desirable products, creating durable products and services, producing the enabling technology and know-how for a sustainable future. Chemical and biochemical engineers often have the satisfaction of being able to make a valuable input at every stage of a project – from the initial idea, through to the product emerging at the end of the line and even to the market. Products from the chemical and process industries ensure these are amongst the most successful and thriving types of business in the UK and around the globe. Chemical engineers play a vital role in achieving that success.

The 2014 National Student Survey results ranks Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt No. 1 in the UK for fourth year in succession, with a 94% student satisfaction rating.

Chemical Engineering, MEng

Overview

The BEng programme forms the core for our advanced MEng programmes allowing us to offer flexibility to students. Programmes share the same first two Levels, with the more chemistry oriented Pharmaceutical Chemistry MEng programme specialising in chemistry topics in Level 3. Our programmes aim to provide students with the sound understanding of chemical engineering fundamentals needed to become professional Chartered Engineers. In addition to a grounding in science, mathematics and engineering, our students acquire practical abilities that are highly sought after by industry.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Heriot-Watt University Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB
  • A-Levels BBB
  • HNC B In graded unit. Additional HNC profile requirement – Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Chemistry
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with BC in Advanced Higher Mathematics and Chemistry
  • Additional information Qualifications must include Mathematics and Chemistry. Physics is strongly advised at least at Standard Grade / National 5, GCSE, or equivalent. Applicants may be admitted with a range of alternative qualifications.

Year 2

  • A-Levels AAB
  • Advanced Highers AAB in Mathematics and Chemistry
  • HNC A in graded unit. Additional HNC profile requirement – graded units tariff is for guidance only. Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.
  • HND BB in graded units. Additional HND profile requirement – graded units tariff is for guidance only. Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction with AB in Adv. Higher Mathematics and Chemistry

Year 3

  • Additional information Some applicants may qualify for advanced entry to Level 3. For example HND, AA in graded units. Additional HND profile requirement: graded units tariff is for guidance only. Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.

Additional information

  • Successful progression on MEng will depend on academic performance during Level 3.