The 2019 NSS results placed chemical engineering at Heriot-Watt as 1st in Scotland, based on the average response across all questions submitted by students.
Our MEng Chemical Engineering and Diploma in Industrial Training provides students with both the theory and practical application expected by industry. We have strong links with professional communities, allowing us to enhance the career prospects of our graduates.
The Diploma in Industrial Training, which is available with all our chemical engineering courses, allows students the chance to work in the chemical and process industry before completing their final year(s) of study. The course structure is the same as followed by the MEng/BEng course. Students need to independently apply and be accepted for a place in industry in order to qualify for the DIT award. Places in industry are very competitive and as such cannot be guaranteed.
Our course gives you a sound understanding of both the chemical and process engineering fundamentals that you need to become a professional chartered engineer. In addition to a grounding in science, maths and engineering, our students acquire practical abilities that are highly sought after by industry.
The MEng with DIT course is a six-year degree which shares the same first three years with the BEng programme. For BEng students, the 4th year is spent working in industry, before returning to study for one more year. For MEng students, the placement is preferable taken after four years of study, before again retuning for one more year at university.
For MEng students, specialist and core chemical engineering subjects are studied in the final year, along with an extensive research project. Final year MEng students also undertake a commercial tender exercise, working in multi disciplinary groups, to take on the role of a design house pitching for business to our industrial advisory board.
The MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering is fully accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) on behalf of the Engineering Council. All students are provided with a student membership of the IChemE, which is paid for by the department.
- A level
- Scottish Higher
- Scottish Advanced Higher
- Scottish HNC
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Scottish HND
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Grades / Points
including Mathematics and Chemistry at grades BB for entry to Year 1.For Year 2 entry: AAB including Mathematics and Chemistry at grades AA.
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
Heriot-Watt University is a truly global university; its five campuses include sites in Malaysia, with over 1,200 students, and Dubai, with nearly 4,000 students. With a proud history of quality teaching and practical research dating back to 1821, it develops industry-ready graduates thanks to strong links with business and industry, and distinctive courses in science, engineering, design, business and languages.