chemical

Undergraduate

Chemical and Energy Engineering

MEng

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What you'll study

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Integrated Masters with a Year Abroad

Studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia opens up unique opportunities by giving you invaluable experience to enhance your academic credentials. You will build a professional international network, and have the opportunity to apply the theory learned in previous years in a different setting, and boost your chances of employment upon graduation.

Integrated Masters with an Industrial Placement

This year opens up unique opportunities by giving you invaluable experience to enhance your academic credentials. On an industrial placement you will build a professional network, apply the theory learned in previous years to real life projects, and ultimately boost your chances of employment upon graduation.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £16,000


More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1  25%  0%  75%
Y2  21%  0%  79%
Y3  26%  0%  74%
Industrial Placement  0%  100%  0%
Year Abroad  0%  100%  0%
Final  30%  0%  70%
Assessment
Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
Y1  47%  13%  40%
Y2  52%  0%  48%
Y3  37%  3%  60%
Industrial Placement  0%  0%  100%
Year Abroad  0%  0%  100%
Final  24%  0%  76%

About the course

This MEng course distinguishes itself by allowing you to home in on a preferred energy specialism in the final year of your studies. This focused research project allows you to excel in a particular field - with renewable energy systems, CO2 utilisation and bio-fuels among the many options available. Academia meets industry throughout your time here, and the region’s thriving ‘Energy Estuary’ gives you the benefits of studying close to over 350 engineering and process giants – including Phillips66, Total, Novartis, BP Chemicals, Croda, Cristal, Smith & Nephew and Reckitt Benckiser. Some of your training takes place at the £8 million Centre for Assessment of Technical Competency Humber (CATCH), a full-scale plant facility.The University has very strong links with Green Port Hull, enabling you to embark upon a unique year’s placement.

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and provides the mandatory four years of study required for accreditation as a Chartered Engineer – the professional qualification that sets the gold standard in chemical, biochemical, process and related areas. Combine this with the opportunity to boost your employability by spending your penultimate year either applying the theory learned in previous years to real life projects on industrial placement, or by studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. 

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Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

“There is an opportunity for universities to invest in chemical engineering as a growing and in-demand subject that has high-employability.” (Source: David Brown, Chief Executive - IChemE)

A Chemical Engineering degree will equip you with skills that are easily transferable and highly sought-after across multiple industries. Whether you choose to manage projects, develop products or improve processes a varied career is open to you – and that could be anywhere in the world. Over the past year, the process industries have sought to attract around 16,000 new employees in the North East alone.

The year in industry spent on a placement is designed to enhance career prospects and make the progression from study to employment seamless. In many cases, the experience and contacts gained during you MEng can lead to job offers upon graduation.

The average annual starting salary for a UK chemical engineering graduate is £28,000. Chemical engineering graduates have the highest average starting salary of any engineering discipline in the UK, and the second-highest overall. Average pay rates for fully qualified or Chartered Chemical Engineers have continued to grow strongly too.

Recent Hull graduates have become science, engineering or technology professionals; others have gone on to work in management, IT and teaching. Job roles for Chemical Engineers include design engineers, project engineers, research and development engineers and operations engineers.

The University has very strong links with industry and our courses are backed by six industrial companies. We are already working with Green Port Hull, and engineering giant Siemens is investing more than £160 million in wind turbine production in East Yorkshire. These links enable you to embark upon a unique year’s placement.