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Chemical Engineering BEng (Hons)

Lancaster University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Chemical Engineers pioneer materials and technologies of the future; they design and develop the processes behind today’s most useful products. In studying this programme, you will further develop your knowledge in chemistry and engineering, and develop the skills for a rewarding career.

Chemical Engineers do not work in isolation and modern engineering is just as much about effective teamwork and communication, as it is the underlying science. As a result, our accredited Chemical Engineering programme recognises the broad field of the subject by starting with a general first year, which is shared among all engineering subjects at Lancaster.

You will explore core themes of design, materials, thermodynamics and heat transfer, along with appropriate mathematical study in the first year. Alongside these, you will develop your design, problem-solving, management and leadership skills.

Following the first year, where you will have developed a solid foundation of engineering knowledge and begun to explore a variety of different areas of the discipline, you will have the opportunity to consider and plan your academic progression. At this stage, you may choose to begin your Chemical Engineering study, or move onto any of our other specialist programmes.

In the second year, you will begin to encounter specialist modules in chemical engineering, and you will continue to develop your core skills as an engineer. This year, you will also be encouraged to engage with and solve increasingly open-ended, real-world problems. Alongside the technical modules, you will develop your creativity, entrepreneurial and analytical skills, improving your employability.

On this programme, you may decide to spend a year in industry, gaining valuable experience and enhancing your employability. We have extensive links built through our leadership in research and have students undergoing placements with multinational corporate companies through to smaller specialist SMEs. We would recommend the most appropriate time to do this would be at the end of year two, once you have gained a reasonable amount of engineering knowledge.

A key element of year three is the group design project, where you will be asked to solve an open-ended design project over the course of the year. The projects typically involve conceptual design, as well as evaluation of economic, safety, legislative and ethical standards of assessment. Alongside this, you will practise and develop project management, team-working and technical writing skills.

The degree is professionally accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) as meeting partial fulfilment of the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer, and is underpinned by the CDIO framework (Conceiving, Designing, Implementing and Operating). All of your teaching is delivered by world-class academics and shaped by their outstanding research output. You will gain hands-on experience with access to cutting-edge facilities and an array of high-quality equipment in our state-of-the-art Engineering Building.

Careers

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of chemical engineering, our graduates can gain access to a vast range of exciting industries, including Energy, Oil and Gas, Water, Manufacturing and Process industries. Alternatively, you may wish to undertake postgraduate level study at Lancaster and pursue a career in research or teaching.

Our Careers Service offers a wide range of support and advice, and we host a Science and Technology Careers Fair every year, allowing you to make valuable business connections.

Application deadline

26 January

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A level : ABB

A level Mathematics and a Physical Science: Chemistry, Biology, or Physics

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University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Students from over one hundred countries study at the Lancaster campus. An open and welcoming community, equality and diversity are valued.
Lancaster University offers students a range of award-winning, high-quality, safe and comfortable accommodation.
Lancaster University has a vast array of facilities including shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and a sports centre and swimming pool.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 34 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 245
    135 62%

    17th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    8th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    16th

    10

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