School of Engineering

Chemical Engineering with Foundation Year

BEng (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

Modern society relies on the work of chemical engineers, they help to manage resources, protect the environment and control health and safety procedures, while developing the processes that make the products we desire or depend on.

Modern society relies on the work of chemical engineers, they help to manage resources, protect the environment and control health and safety procedures, while developing the processes that make the products we desire or depend on.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code H811
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BEng (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Engineering

Why choose this course?

Modern society relies on the work of chemical engineers, they help to manage resources, protect the environment and control health and safety procedures, while developing the processes that make the products we desire or depend on. This chemical engineering course provides for a deep understanding of chemical processes and also the products resulting from chemical reactions.

 

On the course, you will learn how raw materials can be transformed into useful products in a safe and cost effective way. For example petrol, plastics and synthetic fibres such as polyester and nylon, all come from oil. Chemical engineers understand how to alter the chemical, biochemical or physical state of a substance, to create a range of products as diverse as cosmetics and fuels.

 

The course covers energy resource exploitation and management, industrial practices and processes, chemical thermodynamics and reaction engineering, process design and control, health and safety and protection of the environment, and petroleum and chemical refining.

 

Watch our video below featuring staff and students from Chemical Engineering here at the University of Wolverhampton.

What happens on the course?

Chemical Engineering at Wolverhampton is industry focused and aims to prepare students to tackle challenges facing chemical and allied industries in the 21st century.
 
There are modules in the programme reviewing specialist issues of sustainability and life cycle engineering of products and processes addressed holistically and concurrently. The programme will also teach Materials Engineering and Manufacturing Technology and Processes providing opportunity to address topics on resource efficiency management, material utilisation principle, energy management and waste minimisation which are topical in the present day Process and Manufacturing Engineering environments.
 
1st Year
Principles of Chemical Engineering
Engineering Mathematics
Principles of Physical Chemistry
Engineering Materials
Thermodynamics and Fluids
Unit Operations and Separation Processes
 
2nd Year
Fluid Mechanics and Multiphase Systems
Process Operations and Separation Processes
Environmental Sustainability and Life Cycle Engineering
Reaction Engineering
Mathematical Modelling
 
3rd Year
Safety and Engineering Practice
Petroleum Chemistry and Refining
Design Project
Process Design and Control
 
Specialist subject option:
Food Engineering
Manufacturing Processes and Technology
Energy - Conventional and Renewable
Structured Products and Soft Solids
Computional Fluid Dynamics
Oil and Gas Management
 

Opportunites for team building activities.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Chemical engineers are employed across a huge variety of sectors including: 

Chemicals and allied products, Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Water , Food and drink, Materials, Mining and minerals, Oil and gas, Process plant and equipment, Biotechnology, Business and management Consultancy.A career in chemical or biochemical engineering includes: Excellent job prospects especially in the Oil and Gas sector, Competitive starting salaries in the region of £28,000/y, High earning potential throughout your career

Chemical Engineering

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Under the direction of the IChemE, The University of Wolverhampton established a new chemical engineering degree programme in 2015.  The new course is set within the Science base of subjects at the Wolverhampton’s City Campus and offers exceptional resources and support for would be chemical, petroleum and process engineers.

 

The establishment of the course, one of only a handful of new courses in the whole of the UK, was a real coup for Wolverhampton and helps form a real powerhouse of chemical engineering education in the West Midlands.  The new department is embedded within the School of Engineering, which is currently receiving an injection of £10m for new facilities and laboratories.  However, Chemical Engineering also sits along side other new courses in Chemistry and Physics and has strong teaching and research links with the Mathematics department.  These strongly allied subjects now deliver a coordinated scheme of Physical Sciences education to the region and the country. To help the delivery of our STEM courses we have just completed new Chemical Engineering Design Centre, along side brand new specialist laboratories. The design centre offers Chemical and Petroleum Engineering students a dedicated space with industry standard software, technology and support. More developments to extend the specialist laboratories are planned for 2016/17. In addition to the facilities in Engineering Chemical, and our site in Telford, our students are also taught in the new £25m Rosalind Franklin building which is a regional centre of excellence in science teaching and research. 

 

Our aim is for graduates to be ready for employment. We provide additional opportunities for students to gain employability skills, with employability workshops and awards as part of the course.  In addition, we are constantly building and maintaining links with regional, national and international employers and regularly have speakers from prominent industries and other academic partners. Indeed, several highly experienced industrial experts hold honorary and visiting positions with us; and regularly share their experience and knowledge with our students.

 

Wolverhampton offers a vibrant, up to date learning environment, which is supported by the community, the University plus a dedicated and enthusiastic staff who want to see our students succeed. This along with the latest polls of salary scales for petroleum and chemical engineering make Wolverhampton the place to be. “Engineers took seven of the top ten spots in NACE’s April survey, which is based on data from 400,000 US employers. Petroleum engineers earned the most with an average starting salary of £60,323. Chemical engineering graduates were ranked third, after computer engineers, with a healthy starting salary of £43,612.”

 

We believe in supporting our students whilst they learn.  This means we offer:

  • All core textbooks for first and second year are available electronically and in the university learning centres
  • Software licences for industry standard software are available across the campus
  • All Personal Protective Equipment equipment provided free of charge
  • Free UK field trips
  • For every student, up to four years of student membership/associate entry for the IChemE is paid for by the department 

  • Lectures which are research and case study based.
  • Tutorials which focus understanding gained at lectures and to underpin understanding by making it relevant to contextual / industrial situations.
  • Seminars to enable exchange of ideas and knowledge with peers and with tutors.
  • Workshops which develop practical skills such as information and data-handling.

Design / Research projects enhancing practical research skills, problem-solving abilities and competencies to analyse, evaluate and present research data.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2019 Entry

  • A Level minimum of EE
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade PP
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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