Chemical Engineering with Energy Engineering with Diploma in Industrial Training MEng (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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    2 (Chemical Engineering)
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    MEng (Hon)

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Course Summary


Meeting tomorrow’s energy requirements will need professional engineers with an in-depth knowledge of how energy resources are processed, how they are managed and the impact energy generation has on the environment. Fossil-based fuels such as gas and oil continue to play a significant role in today’s global energy market. In addition, environmental developments with alternative energy sources mean that the technological background of engineers working in the energy sector needs to become much broader. This degree encompasses a range of technologies from oil and gas production, through to renewable resources

The Diploma in Industrial Training (DIT) 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 the MEng course. Students need to apply and be accepted for a place in industry in order to qualify for the DIT award.


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 an Incorporated Engineer and fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Teaching and Learning

The overall approach in the course to teaching and learning is a student-centred one, which is designed to encourage students to take increasing responsibility for their own learning and development as the course progresses. The main focus is on active learning through experimentation and design.

The requisite competencies related to Subject Mastery are acquired and developed through lectures, tutorials, group work, case studies, design projects and research projects (Stages Three to Six). The practical component of each course reinforces the development of subject-specific skills through a combination of projects, laboratory work, computer-based design packages and applications and industrial visits. The departmental Student Learning Resource Centre supplements relevant reference materials available in the central Library.


The assessment policy for the course incorporates a range of assessment types. Formative tests are scheduled during modules to provide feedback on performance and are used to inform further development. Continuous assessment during modules and summative assessment at the conclusion of modules both contribute to the overall assessment and are used to measure achievement in specified learning outcomes formally.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • 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 BB for entry to Year 1.For entry to Year 2: AAB including Mathematics and Chemistry at AA.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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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.


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EH14 4AS