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Chemical Engineering with Honours in Bioprocess Engineering MEng (Hons)

Newcastle University

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UCAS CODE: H831

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  • Qualification

    Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site (Newcastle)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Bioprocess engineering is the branch of chemical engineering that focuses on the role of living organisms in the manufacturing process, such as fermentation to produce alcohol.

Course overview

This double-accredited degree offers a direct route to becoming a Chartered Engineer, the industry's most recognised and desirable standard.

Hands-on learning is a key aspect of the degree and you'll reinforce your understanding using our state-of-the-art labs, pilot plant laboratory, and computing suites to study the use of bioreactors and their effective design, modelling, monitoring and control.

Alongside the core principles of chemical engineering, you'll cover specialist topics such as biotechnology, cell and molecular biology, and gene technology, while developing the core skills, knowledge and competencies needed to pursue a career in this fast-paced, rewarding industry.

Teaching methods

Newcastle students graduate fully equipped with the skills they will need thanks to our strong links with industry experts and focus on industry skills, including:

  • problem-based learning for the first three years based around industrial case studies – excellent preparation for life as a professional engineer
  • lectures delivered by practising industry experts covering issues surrounding safety management and environmental protection
  • industry representation on our Board of Studies with direct input into our degrees

Your future

Responding to industry demand, this degree will prepare you for a role within biopharmaceuticals, biofuels, or new medicines.

Our graduates are targeted by high-profile employers from sectors including pharmaceuticals, energy, oil and gas, water, and biotechnology.

As a chemical engineering graduate, you'll have developed transferable skills such as problem solving and innovation, making you highly employable across a diverse variety of sectors.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,400per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : AAB

Including Mathematics and Chemistry and at least one of Further Maths, Physics, IT or Biology but excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. GCSE Physics or Double Award Science (minimum Grade B or 6) required if Physics not offered at A level.

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University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 31 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 245
    139 59%

    19th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    14th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.63 73%

    29th

    17

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