engineering is at the forefront of the quest to produce clean energy and satisfy
human needs in several areas such as pharmaceuticals, health, food, drink, oil,
gas, petrochemicals, agriculture, fine chemicals and materials, in an
environmentally friendly and sustainable way. Professionally accredited and with
paid placement opportunities, the BEng Chemical Engineering offers excellent job prospects and
the potential to create a sustainable planet.
accredited and with optional paid placement opportunities, this course will
give you excellent job prospects, real responsibility and the potential to
contribute to the creation of a sustainable planet.
SQA Highers: BBBB including Maths and Chemistry
A-Levels: CCC including Maths and Chemistry
Irish Leaving Certificate: HL: BBBB including Maths and Chemistry
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (including 4, 4 at HL)
SQA HNC: Chemical Engineering
SQA Advanced Highers: BBB in Maths, Chemistry and Physics plus either HG or SG Technological Studies, Physics or Graphical Communication (preferred)
A-Levels: BBB including Chemistry, Maths and Physics plus GCSEs Engineering or
Design and Technology
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points
SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Chemical Engineering (for SQA awards, with Grade A in the
SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Chemical Engineering
BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM
SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Chemical Engineering (for SQA awards, with Grade A in the Graded Unit, and including a pass in the unit Maths for Engineering 3)
engineers are involved in the design, operation and management of plants and
processes resulting in products that influence our wellbeing and quality of
life. The course combines academic study, hands-on experience and group
projects to ensure you develop the essential practical and communication
abilities required by employers in the 21st century process industries. You
will study engineering, mathematics and chemistry principles; gain practical
experience through laboratory work and use world-class process simulation tools
such as Aspen Suite and Ansys Fluent. IT software is tailored to engineering
students and includes MathCad, Polymath, AutoCAD and Microsoft Productivity
experts will share their expertise through guest lectures. Claire Forsyth and
Neil Bowman from NEL recently presented to students on the importance of
The BEng is
accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and the curriculum
is designed to satisfy the high accreditation requirements which are
Studies include engineering fundamentals, mathematics and chemistry.
Focuses on core chemical engineering topics in addition to mathematics and chemistry.
chemical engineering subjects including process design, transport processes,
engineering thermodynamics, separation processes, process safety, process
control and project management are covered.
One year can be spent on paid placement as a
supervised, junior chemical engineer in industry. Placements are obtained competitively
and can be in any branch of the chemical/process industry in the UK or abroad.
Previous placements have included GlaxoSmithKline, British Nuclear Fuels, Doosan
Babcock, Diageo and Sellafield Ltd.
includes core and advanced topics in separation processes, chemical reactor
design, thermal systems design and integration, process safety, process control
and some economic aspects of the process industry. You will also undertake a
chemical engineering design study.
have gained employment with companies including GlaxoSmithKline; Amec Foster
Wheeler; Texaco; BNFL Sellafield; Seal Chemicals; Doosan Babcock; Nestlé; Joint
European Torus Project; and Procter and Gamble.
undergo a period of pilot plant based training as part of the course, and can
opt to take a one-year paid industrial placement. Sandwich placement options
are available. In recent years students
have completed placements with organisations such as Diageo, Scottish Water and
Trident Engineering Consultants.
This programme is accredited by the professional body, the Institution of Chemical Engineers under license from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. The curriculum is designed to satisfy internationally recognised high accreditation requirements. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees including companies from countries that are signatories to international accords.