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Year of Entry 2019/20
BEng (Honours)

Chemical Engineering with Foundation Year

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Full-time Engineering

Gain a degree in chemical engineering, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


This course is now full for 2019

Sorry, there are no places left on this course starting in 2019.

Please see our other undergraduate courses with places available.

 

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 48 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? A030
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Work alongside the country's only National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering.
  • Gain skills that make you employable in a wide range of sectors.
  • Put the knowledge you learn in the classroom into practice in the laboratory.

This course is designed to give you a strong engineering background in the key areas of chemical engineering with a focus on application of this knowledge in industry and to industrial problems and challenges.

How you learn

The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other engineering, maths and physics foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

You learn through

  • lecturers
  • seminars
  • laboratory work
  • guest lectures
  • industrial visits

In the foundation year, you’ll study the fundamental maths, science and engineering principles that you’ll need at undergraduate level, and apply them to a range of different topics. You’ll learn through many of the same techniques used on the degree course, and familiarise yourself with Sheffield Hallam and its facilities — ensuring that you’re ready to hit the ground running.

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Abhishek Asthana
Dr Abhishek Asthana
Reader in Energy Engineering, Director of Hallam Energy, Deputy Director of DTA Energy (University Alliance).

Abhishek leads three courses at Sheffield Hallam: BEng Energy Engineering, BEng Chemical Engineering and MEng Chemical Engineering

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This is your chance to apply your academic knowledge in the work environment – and, in the process, improve your career prospects. It can even lead to the offer of a permanent job with your placement employer.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • food manufacturing
  • bioscience
  • new material development
  • the petrochemical industry

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • state-of-the art modelling software such as ASPEN-HYSIS, ANSYS, MS VISIO
  • a dedicated chemical engineering laboratory

Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or 4.

48 UCAS points, including at least 24 points from one A level or equivalent or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Electrical And Electronic Principles Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foundation Mathematics 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foundation Mathematics 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Fundamental Engineering Principles Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Fundamentals Of Materials And Manufacturing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Engineering Investigations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Mathematical Investigations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Chemical Engineering Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Chemical Process Principles Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Chemistry For Chemical Engineers Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Engineering Materials Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Engineering Mathematics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Introduction To Transport Phenomena Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Chemical Process & Plant Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Chemical Process Modelling, Instrumentation & Control Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Chemical Reaction Engineering & Thermodynamics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Professional Chemical Engineering Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Transport Phenomena Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Unit Operations & Separation Processes Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Batch Processes Credits: 20
Module: Design & Commissioning Group Project Credits: 40
Module: Environment & Safety Credits: 20
Module: Fluid Modelling In Chemical Engineering Credits: 20
Module: Reactor Design Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Engineering courses (PDF)

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