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Studying a four-year undergraduate MEng course extends your BEng studies to Masters-level. It’s the highest award for undergraduate studies in the UK and includes the option of working on an industrial placement year after three years of study before you start your final year. The course will prepare you for a future career in the process industry with a focus on process design that is environmentally friendly, safe, and commercially viable. We use our expertise in industry with a vibrant and creative team to deliver an industrially focused, research-led and inclusive programme, where you can work alongside our research groups in cutting-edge projects.

Why Chemical Engineering at LSBU?

Ranked 1st in the UK for Student Satisfaction for Chemical Engineering (Complete University Guide, 2023).
Ranked 3rd in London for Chemical Engineering (Guardian League Tables, 2022).
Exciting employment opportunities  - Our students have secured placements and graduate jobs at Pfizer, GSK, Dow and Chevron.
From AI machine learning boot camp to silent film processing, there is a range of extracurricular activities for Engineering students to get involved in.
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
ModeFull-time Duration4 years (5 years with placement) Start dateSeptember Application codeH826 Application method UCAS


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Entry Level Requirements

In order to be considered for entry to the programme you will be required to have:

  • A Level (AAB) or;
  • BTEC National Diploma (DDD) or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 28 x Distinctions, 24 x Merits or;
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 150 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5x GCSEs A-C, including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Equivalent international qualifications can be accepted. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme

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.

You can find more information about whether you will require this via the FCO website and in our MyLSBU guide to the Academic Technology Approval Scheme.

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.

Missing English and Maths qualifications?

If you do not have the required English and Maths qualifications needed to satisfy the entry requirements for this programme, we have courses available at our partner College that you can take to upskill in these areas. Find out more at South Bank College.

Advanced entry

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.

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Tuition fees for home students



Tuition fees for international students

Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees for Undergraduate or Postgraduate courses.

  • Full-time


    MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering (FT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2024/25
    UK fee: £9250 International fee: £15900
    AOS/LSBU code: 5581 Session code: 1FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK (excluding any optional years): £37000
    UK (including any optional years): £37000
    International (excluding any optional years): £63600
    International (including any optional years): £63600

    MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering (FT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2024/25
    UK fee: £9250 International fee: £15900
    AOS/LSBU code: 5581 Session code: 2FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK (excluding any optional years): £37000
    UK (including any optional years): £37000
    International (excluding any optional years): £63600
    International (including any optional years): £63600

    MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering (FT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2024/25
    UK fee: £0 International fee: £0
    AOS/LSBU code: 5581 Session code: 3FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK (excluding any optional years): £37000
    UK (including any optional years): £37000
    International (excluding any optional years): £63600
    International (including any optional years): £63600

    MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering (FT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2024/25
    UK fee: £9250 International fee: £15900
    AOS/LSBU code: 5581 Session code: 4FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK (excluding any optional years): £37000
    UK (including any optional years): £37000
    International (excluding any optional years): £63600
    International (including any optional years): £63600

    MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering (FT) - Year 5

    The fee shown is for entry 2024/25
    UK fee: £9250 International fee: £15900
    AOS/LSBU code: 5581 Session code: 5FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK (excluding any optional years): £37000
    UK (including any optional years): £37000
    International (excluding any optional years): £63600
    International (including any optional years): £63600

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.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 391 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

Possible fee changes

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.

International students

International (non Home) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.


Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode Full-time Duration 4 years (5 years with placement) Start date September Application code H826 Application method UCAS


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This master’s level undergraduate course covers the theory of chemical engineering with a focus on application to research and industry, as well as introducing topics that are important for future energy, mixed with a focus on renewables and oil and gas. Along with in-class and online teaching, in the form of lectures and tutorials, we provide a broad, engaging, and supportive taught experience, including:

  • Laboratory practice
  • Computer simulation
  • Practical skills – presenting, report writing, teamwork, organisation and research
  • Wide-ranging support services
  • Talks and workshops from the industry
  • Site visits and field trips
  • The CEE Green Energy Society
  • Optional industrial placement

In the first year, you are introduced to basic engineering practice, design engineering and the fundamentals of chemical engineering. The second year focuses on core unit operations such as thermodynamics, chemical reactions, separation processes, process design, simulation, and control.

In the 3rd year (BEng level), the course trains you in specific areas of process control, safety, sustainability and environmental management, and advanced areas of compressible fluids, separation, and reactor design. The final year design project covers a wide range of aspects of industrial scale process design from raw material feedstocks to final marketable products, taking into account cost estimation, HAZOP, environmental impact assessment, sustainability analysis and process optimization.

After three years of study, you are encouraged to have a one-year industrial placement (sandwich course), with support on how to search provided by LSBU’s Careers Hub.

In the fourth and final year you develop your practical skills associated with computer simulation, research and design and gain advanced learning in materials and reaction engineering and process management. You also carry out a group research project over the year, which is applied to an aspect of research and/or design and supervised by academic staff in the division.

The total credit value of the course is 480 credits, made up of 20 standard 20-credit modules, one BEng design project module worth 40 credits and one MEng group project worth 40 credits. Each year you need to complete 120 credits.

Year 1

  • Design and practice
    The aim of the module is for you to begin your engagement with engineering design and develop your transferable skills by. You will undertake small engineering design projects, learn to use Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, and develop your Personal Development Planning (PDP).
  • Engineering mathematics and modelling
    This module consolidates your knowledge of a broad range of mathematical methods and techniques appropriate for engineering courses, and enables you to apply mathematical methods, tools and notations proficiently in the analysis and solution of engineering problems.
  • Engineering principles
    This module consolidates your knowledge and understanding of a broad range of engineering principles such as measurement systems and units, thermal physics and mechanical and electrical principles. The teaching is supported by laboratory experiments.
  • Mass and energy balances
    This module introduces you to the relevant aspects of chemical processes and associated laws, such as conservation of mass and energy, when designing a new process or analysing an existing one. You will understand relevant principles associated with economic, safety and environmental concerns related to the chemical industries.
  • Chemical Engineering Computing
    The module provides you with an understanding of the principles of programming and the use of programming languages. It enables you to solve chemical engineering problems using numerical techniques and programming languages such as Matlab software.
  • Materials and Thermofluids
    This module develops your knowledge of engineering concepts such as material science, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, allowing them to be further developed in future years of study.

Year 2

  • Advanced engineering mathematics and modelling
    This module develops your knowledge of advanced engineering mathematics, and the skills which enable you to apply mathematical methods and tools proficiently in the analysis and solution of a variety of engineering problems.
  • Thermodynamics
    This module provides you with the fundamental principles of thermodynamics (heat, energy and power) and their role in chemical engineering processes and systems.
  • Separation processes
    This module equips you with an understanding on the scientific principles underlying separation processes such as distillation and absorption, and their fundamentals design procedures.
  • Kinetics and reaction engineering
    In this module you will learn the principles of reaction kinetics and reactor design, including basic concepts such as rate laws, ideal reactors and reactor arrangements. The teaching is supported by laboratory experiment.
  • Principles of control
    This module is designed to provide you with a good foundation in control systems. The main aim is to provide the tools to mathematically model dynamical systems, predict their time and frequency responses, analyse their stability and understand the role of feedback loops to modify the behaviour of a system.
  • Process design and simulation
    This module introduces the principles of process design, flowsheeting and flowsheet calculations, process simulation, as well as process economics and concepts such as capital and operating costs. It also introduces heat exchanger design and concept of pinch analysis.

Year 3

  • Design project
    This module enhances and builds on your knowledge and ability to design a chemical plant with the opportunity to propose new and/or innovative processes. It improves your communication skills and self-esteem through weekly feedback sessions, and your ability to work in a team as well as individually.
  • Separation and reactor design
    The module is aimed at developing your understanding of design on advanced separation and reaction processes and enhancing your ability to apply learned fundamental knowledge to process applications.
  • Process safety and environmental management
    This module develops your knowledge about emerging field of renewable power and fuel generation, such as solar, wind, wave/tidal, nuclear power, geo- and solar thermal technologies and biofuels. It also discusses the concept of energy density and its relationship to energy storage such as hydrogen storage, batteries and capacitors.
  • Sustainability and process integration
    This module aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and technical skills to address global issues regarding to improved sustainability such as clean energy and clean industrial practice.
  • Process control and compressible fluids
    In this module you will learn about process control focused on dynamic modelling and control of first and second order processes. For the fluid flow aspect, you will learn about the flow of compressible fluids/gases for adiabatic and isentropic processes.

Year 4

  • Optional placement year

Year 5

  • Group project
    This year-long module grows your knowledge in research methods to solve engineering problems. You work on a research project of your choice as a team and apply your knowledge and skills you gained through study of earlier modules to fulfil the objectives of the project.
  • Process management
    This module introduces the principles of management and the role they play in process design and optimisation. The module also highlights the role of ethics, sustainability and life cycle considerations in the design of processes.
  • Modelling and computer simulation
    This module introduces rigorous approaches to the application of physical laws to formulate dynamic models and their analysis using linear and nonlinear mathematical methods. You will also explore advanced techniques and widely used industry-standard modelling and simulation software and design methodologies.
  • Advanced reaction engineering
    This module provides a comprehensive overview of advanced topics in reaction engineering and equips you with practical skills to tackle real-world non-catalytic and catalytic reactor design challenges.
  • Advanced materials engineering
    Through this module you will learn the importance of material engineering in the process industry for improving performance, efficiency, sustainability and profitability. It describes, through a broad range of industrial case studies, how engineers develop, synthesise and analyse materials to create a range of products with distinct material properties used in industry.


    Employability Service

    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:

    • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
    • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

    Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

    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.


    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.

    Teaching and Assessment

    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.

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