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Faculty of Science and Engineering

Chemical and Energy Engineering

Undergraduate              MEng

UCAS code: H801

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Mathematics with Computer-Aided Problem Solving

  • Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering

  • Process Safety and Chemistry

  • Engineering Mathematics and Chemical Reactivity

  • Transport Processes 1 & Intro to Materials Science

  • Engineering Global Challenge

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Mathematics and Control for Chemical Engineers

  • Transport Processes 2 and Engineering Thermodynamics

  • Chemical Dynamics & Statics of Process Equipment

  • Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers

  • Separation Processes and Particle Technology

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Chemical Engineering Design Project

  • Chemical Thermodynamics and Process Simulation

  • Chemical Reaction Engineering

  • Industrial Bio-processes and Chemistry in Industry

  • Heat Integration and Sustainability in Chemical Industries

Integrated Masters

* Modules are subject to availability

Your Masters Year gives you the opportunity to specialise. All students undertake an individual research project, working closely with academic specialists in their chosen fields.

Core modules

  • Chemical and Energy Engineering Research Project

  • Energy Technologies

Optional modules

  • Advanced Process Modelling & Simulation Techniques

  • Advanced Thermo-Chemical Processing Technologies

  • Environmental Management and Policy

  • Advanced Process Safety, Industrial Process Control and Instrumentation

  • Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering

  • Energy Generation from Conventional and Rewnewable Fuels

  • Sustainable Waste Management

  • Renewable Energy Technologies for Buildings

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More about this 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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Programmes accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers and meet academic criteria for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Study with the region’s premier provider of chemical engineering degrees in the UK's largest trading estuary, with a chemical and process sector worth £6 billion a year.

Train at the £8-million Centre for Assessment of Technical Competency Humber (CATCH), an internationally-recognised industrial environment.

Study near over 350 engineering and process giants – including Phillips66, Total, Novartis, BP Chemicals, Croda, Cristal, Smith & Nephew and Reckitt Benckiser.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 120 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels;
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma;
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma;
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma;
  • Irish Leaving Certificate;
  • Scottish Highers;
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 
  • Applicants should have an A Level in Maths and Chemistry at Grade C or above. Applicants taking the reformed A Level must also Pass the practical element (Chemistry).

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points including 5 in HL Maths and Chemistry
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: Engineering including merit in chemistry and core and optional maths units
  • Access to HE Diploma: Suitable for BEng route only with transfer to MEng subject to satisfactory progress

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

120 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

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 academic 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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £16,000

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

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

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.