36 months
20200 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Join the Chemical Engineering (Hons) from Aston University to learn how chemical engineers shape the world and get ready for a career in this exciting industry.


Chemical engineers change the world. From oil and gas to electronics and chemicals you’ll be using things designed and made by chemical engineers every day. Traditionally, chemical engineering has been about fuel, but now it’s much more than that. There are still many chemical engineers working in power production, however many graduates now go into the sustainable and ecological areas of the industry. During this course you’ll 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.

This Chemical Engineering (Hons) from Aston University is designed to develop your engineering skills, in the context of a firm grounding in chemistry. To ensure this, you will share your first year with chemists, giving you a good grounding in the subject before gaining a deeper insight into the industrial processes.

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 and resource conservation, waste recovery and recycling, medical science, health and safety, research, management and consultancy.Our graduates have a strong record of finding suitable positions, reflecting the fact that the UK is a major contributor to the global chemical industry. Some of the companies our graduates have gone on to join include: Procter and Gamble, Stone and Webster, BP, ExxonMobil, Kodak, PriceWaterhouseCooper, Unilever, AMEC, British Energy, Kappa, Mowlem, BT, Corus and Pfizer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics for Chemical Engineers

  • Sustainability, Design and Build

  • Process and Product Design

  •   Physical Chemistry for Engineers

  •  Chemistry for Engineers

  •   Professional Skills for Engineers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BBB to include Chemistry and Maths at minimum Grade B.  
  • BBC to include Chemistry and Maths at minimum Grade B (with an EPQ or Core Maths at Grade B) 
  • BCC to include Chemistry and Maths at minimum Grade B (contextual offers and for DTUS applicants)

  • 31 points overall with 5, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects including Chemistry and Maths at Grade 5.

  • Extended Diploma and National Extended Diploma (any subject) :DDM, plus 2 A-levels in Chemistry and Mathematics at minimum Grade B.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20200 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • UK students During placement year: £ 1,250
  • International/EU students During placement year: £2,500

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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