Hull’s facilities, IChemE accreditation and proximity to more than 350 industry giants. That's a great springboard for a high-level job.
Record numbers of students now study chemical engineering in the UK.
Chemical engineering graduates enjoy some of the best prospects and financial rewards in the UK, according to the Complete University Guide. Our programmes have strong industrial links – with chemical engineers contributing to our teaching, and industry sponsoring our flagship final-year design project.
You'll also be able to train at the £8-million Centre for Assessment of Technical Competency Humber (CATCH), an internationally recognised industrial facility.
How you'll study
Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.
6 reasons to study Chemical Engineering at Hull
- Institution of Chemical Engineers accreditation
- Process safety training from industry experts
- Study near more than 350 process industry firms
- Industry-sponsored design project in the final year
- Access to the leading CATCH training facility*
- Puts you on the path to Chartered Engineer stat
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Your future prospects
- Chemical engineer
- Design engineer
- Project engineer
- Research and development engineer
- Operations engineers
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. Our students go on to work at companies such as Associated British Foods, Croda, Smith and Nephew, Ineos, RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser), BP and Siemens Gamesa.
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*CATCH (Centre for Assessment of Technical Competency – Humber) offers realistic equipment, the physical environment and operating procedures.
Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff but must include at least 80 points from
- 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).
- IB Diploma: 28 points including 5 in HL Maths and Chemistry
- Access to HE Diploma: Pass Science or Engineering based Diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at merit or higher, including 18 credits at merit in Maths.
- BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: Engineering including merit in Maths for Engineers and Further Maths for Engineers. You will also need to achieve an A-Level in Chemistry at Grade C or above (or equivalent qualification).
- BTEC L3 National Extended Diploma: Engineering including Merit in Calculus and Further Engineering Mathematics. You will also need to achieve an A-Level in Chemistry at Grade C or above (or equivalent qualification).
- OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: Engineering including Merit in Maths for Engineers and Applied Mathematics for Engineering. You will also need to achieve an A-Level in Chemistry at Grade C or above (or equivalent qualification).
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.
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.
About the School
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