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Chemical Engineering (Hons), B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom
The products in the world we use everyday require the skill of a chemical engineer. Studying the Chemical Engineering (Hons) course at the Aston University, you will be trained to ensure the safe and profitable production of the chemicals and materials required to create products such as clothing, food, medicine, transport and home entertainment systems.

Overview

Chemical engineers are very much at the forefront of working to improve the quality of our lives. Chemical engineering is a challenging and fascinating profession with extensive career opportunities. As a chemical engineer you will combine a detailed knowledge of chemistry with an understanding of engineering principles in order to design, construct and operate chemical process plants.

Career Prospects

In addition to the traditional oil and chemical-based industries, you will be well equipped to go into a wide range of careers including food production, pollution control, environmental protection, energy conservation, waste recovery and recycling, medical science, health and safety, alternative energy sources, resource conservation, research, management and consultancy.

The Chemical Engineering (Hons) course at the Aston University graduates have a strong record of finding suitable positions, reflecting the fact that the UK is a major contributor to the global chemical industry. Our graduates have found lucrative graduate engineering/consultancy positions with companies including: Procter and Gamble, Stone and Webster, BP, ExxonMobil, Kodak, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Unilever, AMEC, British Energy, Kappa, Mowlem, BT, Corus and Pfizer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics for Chemical Engineers
  • Sustainability, Design and Build
  • Process and Product Design 
  • Introduction to Transfer Processes 
  • Introduction to Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Physical Chemistry for Engineers
  • Chemistry for Engineers 
  • Professional Skills for Engineers 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    93

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General Requirements

  • ABB-BBB to include Chemistry and Maths at minimum Grade B
  • Extended Diploma and National Extended Diploma (any subject): DDM, plus 2 A levels in Chemistry and Mathematics at minimum Grade B
  • 31 points overall and above with 5, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects including Chemistry and Maths at Grade 5
  • English Grade C/4 and Maths Grade C/4

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19400 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • UK/EU students - £1,250 during placement year
  • International students - £2,500 during placement year

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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