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With demand for graduates across industrial sectors from energy to food and drink, pharmaceuticals and the financial and environmental sectors, chemical engineering is a great choice. This course will prepare you for a career in which you'll research and test new products - be they petrol, plastics, medicines, food or drink - and make them commercially viable.
We use the expertise developed at LSBU with a vibrant and creative team to deliver an exciting undergraduate programme, bringing together all the essentials of chemical engineering to develop a deep understanding of the subject.
We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2022.
4 years (5 years with placement)
This course is an integrated distinctive as it covers the theory of chemical engineering coupled with computer simulation, laboratory practice and industrial placement, enabling graduates to be well equipped with the desired skills sought after by employers.
The course consists of modules with a total credit value of 480 credits which are made up of 20 standard modules of 20 points each, a design project module of 40 points in third year and group project module of 40 points in fourth year.
Each year you need to complete 120 credits. In the first year, you are introduced to basic engineering principles, design and fundamentals of chemical engineering.
The second year focuses on core unit operations such as fluid flow, thermodynamics, chemical reactions, separation processes, process design and simulation and control.
In third year, the course further trains you in areas of process safety and control, process engineering and clean technologies. You apply all the knowledge gained in your previous study into the design project covering raw materials to final desired products. In the fourth and final year, you further learn, at advanced level, about energy technologies and subsurface engineering, as well as undertaking a research project.
After two-years study, you are encouraged to opt take a one year industrial placement (sandwich course).
Chemical engineering is a significant growth sector for the UK and across the world. The solutions to our current problems will be solved by creative and energetic engineers; this is your time to make a difference.
LSBU has an enviable reputation for employability and entrepreneurship. Our graduates find opportunities across the world and make an impact wherever they go. The combination of Engineering and LSBU’s focus on high quality teaching and skills development with a vocational drive is key to the success of our graduates. Study with us and doors will open as you embark on the journey that is your career.
This degree opens a wealth of sectors to you: chemical industries, food and drink, pharmaceuticals, energy and oil and gas industries. You could run projects designing and simulating chemical processes or be a research and development engineer working on new plants, systems and processes.
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
You are encouraged to take an industrial placement in your third year (Sandwich Course). During this placement you can start to put your newly acquired skills into practice. This is an opportunity to understand the way industry functions and to gain an appreciation of the priorities of the commercial environment.
Placement years are a great opportunity and many students get their first job offers through their training year or the experience gained helps them towards their first job offer elsewhere. Some students are able to spend the year working outside the UK in Europe, and sometimes further afield.
As the teaching team in the Division of Chemical and Energy Engineering, we are enthusiastic about our teaching and research. We are a multidisciplinary team with expertise in chemical engineering, energy engineering, and materials engineering, some with industrial experience.
All modules are taught through a combination of three or more of lectures, tutorials, computer workshop, laboratory practical, seminars and group work which deliver the intended knowledge and understanding, and intellectual/practical/transferrable skills. There are workshops which are run by external guest lecturers from relevant industries.
Most modules are assessed through both examination and individual/group coursework, with typical weightings of 70% examination and 30% coursework. There are a few modules which are based on 100% coursework throughout your studies mainly with focus on process or product design.
Your personal tutor is assigned during the first three weeks of starting the course. Your personal tutor will be your first point of contact should you have any questions about the course, academic regulations, and the university facilities to support your studies. You will have a couple of timetabled meetings with your personal tutor each semester during the first year to get to know them.
In order to be considered for entry to the programme you will be required to have:
Equivalent international qualifications can be accepted. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.
If you are a non-EU/EEA national, you may need to apply to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for clearance from the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) in order to study this course. ATAS certificate is a requirement for enrolment at the University, you will need one if you are an international student applying to study for a postgraduate qualification in the UK and it is now a requirement for every Visa application. Please note, an ATAS certificate is not needed for you to submit an application for a course at LSBU and to receive an offer.
The process for obtaining an ATAS certificate can take some time so it is important that you check whether you need one as early as possible so that you can make your application for the certificate to obtain it in good time. Failure to produce a valid ATAS certificate could result in delays to receiving your CAS or we may be unable to enrol you at the University.
The CAH code for this course is CAH10-01-09.
If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.
The course is not currently open to international students.
International (non Home) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
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4 years (5 years with placement)
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Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.
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Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.
Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.
|UK fee: £9250||International fee: £15400|
|AOS/LSBU code: 5581||Session code: 1FS00|
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|UK (excluding any optional years) £37000|
|UK (including any optional years) £37000|
|International (excluding any optional years) £61600|
|International (including any optional years) £61600|
For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.
Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.
The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.
The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.
We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.
The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.
We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.
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