Teesside University Chemical Engineering

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Teesside University Chemical Engineering

BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

UCAS code: H813 BEng/CE

By joining Teesside University’s chemical engineering degree you will be on a path to full registration as a chartered engineer with one of the highest earning potentials amongst the engineering professions. Chemical engineers take science out of the laboratory and into the real world. They turn raw materials into useful products through changing their properties or changing how their properties interact with each other.

The North East is a major centre for process industries and this degree programme takes full advantage of the University’s location by providing you with significant practical elements and opportunity to engage with industry. You may also benefit from a placement or professional mentorship with one of the companies in the region, or further afield. This is a real bonus, giving you experience of finding practical solutions to real industrial problems, and enhancing your employability prospects. Chemical engineers can be involved in a hugely diverse range of work, from oil and gas extraction to designing and building cleaner nuclear power plants.

Our chemical engineering degrees are ranked 5th in the country for student satisfaction with teaching (Guardian University Guide 2018).

93% of our students graduating from chemical engineering and petroleum engineering group of subjects were in work or further study within six months from graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2015-16).

You may also be interested in our integrated master’s courses:MEng (Hons) Chemical EngineeringMEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering with Industry

In the first year, you study engineering mathematics and fundamental sciences which form the basis for the rest of the programme. In the second year you learn the principles of chemical and process engineering operations. And in your final year you draw together the skills acquired to produce an overall plant design and expand the knowledge into an advanced area of processing.

In addition, the programme develops the skill set and attributes that prepare you for the real world of work. You undertake a series of intensive real-life group projects to enhance your engineering knowledge and skills, and your employability – enhancing skills such as integrity, communication, team working and leadership skills, all highly regarded by employers.

Course structure

Year 1 core modules
  • Applied Fluid Mechanics
  • Calculus
  • Chemical Engineering in Practice
  • Chemical Principles
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Mass and Energy Balances
  • Professional Skills for Chemical Engineers
  • Properties of Materials
  • Thermodynamics
Year 2 core modules
  • Chemical Process Design
  • Control and Simulation
  • Introduction to Transport Phenomena
  • Numerical Methods for Engineers
  • Process Laboratories
  • Process Operations
  • Reactors and Bioreactors

Full-time route

  • Employment Skills for Engineers
Part-time route
  • Employability Skills for Engineers
Final-year core modules
  • Advanced Process Operations
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Management Skills for Engineers
  • Process Economics
  • Project
  • Reactors and Catalysis
and one optional module
  • Control and Automation
  • Fine Chemical Production
  • Oil and Gas Engineering Operations

Entry requirements

Your offer will be made on the basis of your UCAS application and, if appropriate, your interview.

Year 1 entry
UCAS tariff points: 96-112 UCAS tariff points from any combination of recognised Level 3 qualifications including mathematics and chemistry. Alternative subjects to chemistry can be considered – for example, chemical science.

Typical eligible qualifications include

GCE and VCE Advanced Level
At least two GCE/VCE A-Levels including grade C in mathematics and chemistry

Edexcel/BTEC National Extended Diploma
Distinction, Merit, Merit in an appropriate discipline including Merit in Further Mathematics. You are also be required to evidence study of chemistry at an appropriate level – we can help with Summer University Foundation Chemistry.

Access to HE Diploma
Merit in at least 24 Level 3 credits including mathematics and chemistry

Scottish Advanced Highers
Grade D in higher level mathematics and chemistry

Irish Leaving Certificate
At least five subjects studied at higher level, including grade B (H2 if awarded after 2016) in mathematics and chemistry

International Baccalaureate
Award of International Baccalaureate including 5 in higher level mathematics and chemistry

If the qualification for which you are studying isn’t listed, please contact our admissions team for advice on eligibility.

Eligible applicants are normally invited for interview. The interview is to determine each applicant’s potential to succeed and to help us set appropriate entry conditions matched to personal circumstances and the demands of the course. The interview also enables you to see our excellent facilities, meet staff and students, and to learn more about studying at Teesside University.

We encourage all applicants to attend an interview, but if you are unable to attend an interview we may consider your application based on your UCAS application alone. Online or skype interviews may be possible in some cases.

English language and maths requirement
You are expected to have at least Level 2 literacy and numeracy skills. Typically, GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4, or passes in Level 2 Functional Skills.

Non-EU international students who need a student visa to study in the UK should check our web pages on UKVI-compliant English language requirements. The University also provides pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements.

Helping you meet the entry requirements
We may be able to help you meet the requirements for admission by offering you the opportunity to study one or more Summer University modules, some of which can be studied by distance learning.

Alternative degree with integrated foundation year
If you are unable to achieve the minimum admission requirements for Year 1 entry you could, subject to eligibility, join one of our degree courses with an integrated foundation year. The recommended extended route for this course is BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering (Extended).

Guaranteed Place Scheme (for UK/EU students only)
If you have completed Level 3 qualifications (for example AS Levels, BTEC Nationals) and have at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and mathematics, you may be eligible for a guaranteed place on an Extended degree course in your chosen subject whilst still working towards meeting the conditions required for a course with higher entry requirements.
Find out more and check your eligibility

Direct entry to later years
Applicants with previous study and qualified to BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) or BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) level, or equivalent, may request direct entry to Year 2 of this degree. You will be required to provide a full detailed transcript of your previous studies with your application to enable us to determine your eligibility for advanced entry.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country

You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.

Course information

  • Length: 3 years
  • 6 years if entering Year 1, 4 years if entering Year 2

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