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BEng (Honours) Chemical Engineering

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BEng (Honours)

Chemical Engineering

Full-time Engineering

Mix gaining technical knowledge in chemical engineering with developing strong professional skills to help you develop a career in a range of industrial sectors.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: See fees section below
International/EU: £14,415 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? H8H1
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Gain hands-on practical skills to support technical understanding.
  • Build your knowledge of key chemical engineering topics, such as mass and energy balances, thermodynamics, process safety and reaction engineering.
  • Progress your professional skills through group and project work.
  • Understand the role of a chemical engineer in wider society.

This course establishes core chemical engineering knowledge through practical and project-based learning – with an emphasis on industrial challenges. The skills and experience gained will enable you to design safe, sustainable and cost-effective chemical plants and processes.

We also offer BEng Honours Chemical Engineering with Foundation Year where you study an initial foundation year to prepare for the course. 

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Student View

Watch student Safiyyah Sanghar talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Peter Weston talk about this course.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

With online resources, industry-standard facilities and exceptional learning environments, you’ll be supported at every step. Throughout your studies you’ll gain highly-valued skills, knowledge and professional behaviours. By undertaking individual and group projects, you’ll learn how to solve industry-related problems using creativity, critical thinking, teamwork and communication.

You learn through

  • group projects
  • individual projects
  • lectures and tutorials
  • practical laboratory work
  • computer-based learning using industry-standard software

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Peter Weston
Dr Peter Weston
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr Peter Weston is a Postdoctoral Research Associate working on advanced heat recovery system for the food industry. He is based at the National Centre of Excellence … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

During your studies, you’ll be encouraged to take advantage of our second and third year placement opportunities. This gives you valuable real-world experience, meaning you’ll be fully prepared for your future career.

Networking opportunities

In your first year you’ll gain an insight into the role of professional engineering institutes and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Representatives and local members of the IChemE will be able to answer your questions on professional body memberships, allowing you to develop contacts and build your network.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • pharmaceuticals
  • oil and gas
  • food manufacturing
  • renewable and bio-energy
  • consultancy

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Atkins
  • British Glass
  • Envirogen Water Technologies
  • National Grid
  • Oil and Gas Corrosion

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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

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Howard Street
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Equipment and facilities

On this course you will work within our cutting-edge teaching space, laboratories and workshops including 

  • a dedicated chemical engineering laboratory
  • industry-standard computer software, including Ansys Workbench, Aspen Plus & Aspen HYSYS
  • researchers from the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE) and the Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI)

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications including mathematics and either physics or chemistry subjects. For example:

  • BBC at A Level including relevant subjects.
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.
  • A combination of qualifications which must include relevant subjects and may include AS levels and EPQ

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4

• Foundation - pass from the Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics, dependent on academic performance

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

We will make an offer to all applicants likely to achieve or better these entry requirements.

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Chemical Engineering Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
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
Practical
Module: Engineering Mathematics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Introduction To Transport Phenomena Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 2

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

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Design & Commissioning Group Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Environment & Safety Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Particle Processing & Applications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Process Modelling, Safety & Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Reactor Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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, 293.1KB)

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