University of Sheffield Chemical Engineering

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University of Sheffield Chemical Engineering

Course description

This course is about the design and operation of processes for making products such as food, fuels, medicines, plastics and the basic materials for high technology industries.

We like to get you out of the seminar room as much as possible. You will spend a lot of time learning practical skills and building up experience through lab work, projects and industrial visits.

At some point in the first two years, you’ll take the Global Engineering Challenge, working as part of a team with students from other engineering disciplines, and coming up with creative solutions to problems.

In the third year, you’ll work as part of a team again, on a design project. Some of these projects are developed with industrial partners such as Nestlé, GSK, Proctor and Gamble and BASF.

The course is also available as a three-year BEng. Either qualification is good for your career prospects, but the MEng takes your study to a more advanced level.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University – bursaries

If you’re a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant – you don’t have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAA including Maths and a science subject
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification AAB including Maths and a science subject and excluding general studies and critical thinking + A in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 36, 6 in Higher Level Maths and a science subject
BTEC DD in Engineering or Applied Science + A Level Maths grade A
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3 including Maths and a science subject
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAAAB + AA including Maths and a science subject in both
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels A+AA in Maths and a science subject
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements

  • A levels in General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted
  • Science subjects include: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Electronics, Environmental Science, Computer Science or Further Maths
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department