The Chemical Engineering programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. The course combines academic study, hands-on experience and group projects to ensure you develop the essential practical and communication abilities required by employers in 21st century process industries.
Chemical engineering is at the forefront of the quest to produce clean energy and satisfy human needs across a number of areas in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.
These areas include pharmaceuticals, health, food, drink, oil, gas, petrochemicals, agriculture, fine chemicals and materials.
Graduates have gained employment with companies including GlaxoSmithKline; Amec Foster Wheeler; Texaco; BNFL Sellafield; Seal Chemicals; Doosan Babcock; Nestlé; Joint European Torus Project; and Procter & Gamble.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
For some courses it may still be possible to apply beyond this period, subject to suitable vacancies remaining.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
4 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Chemical engineers are involved in the design, operation and management of plants and processes resulting in products that influence our wellbeing and quality of life.
Over the course of the BEng Chemical Engineering, you will study engineering, mathematics and chemistry principles; gain practical experience through laboratory work; and use world-class process simulation tools such as Aspen Suite and Ansys Fluent.
Industry experts will share their expertise through guest lectures. NEL (engineering consultancy) representatives recently presented to students on the importance of correct measurement.
For more information, please visit the programme's website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Ensure that you have copies of all the documents required for your application. These include:
£9,250 per year of study
£9,250 per year of study
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland.
However, there are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at UWS.
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