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    Chemical Engineering 2017 Applicants Thread

    UCAS Deadline for Oxbridge/Medicine: 15th October 2016 18:00
    UCAS Deadline: 17th January 2017 18:00

    Hi there, don't think anyone's started a thread for Chemical Engineering applicants for 2017 entry so thought I'll start one. There's a few links below which I hope will be helpful for people to get started with and feel free to tell me if there's anything I should add.
    I just finished my A2 exams and I'm taking a gap year to apply for Chemical Engineering so I guess I'll have to see what I get on results day. I'm curious as to what courses/universities everyone's looking at but feel free to ask any questions and talk about applying for Chemical Engineering! (And yes, I'm using Comic Sans...deal with it)

    Cambridge Website: Why Study Chemical Engineering?
    Why Not Chem Eng
    WhichUni - Chemical Engineering

    Various League Tables for Chemical Engineering:
    The Complete University Guide - 2017
    Guardian League Table - 2017
    QS Top Universities - 2016 (Note: You can filter by location to just the U.K.)

    Popular Chemical Engineering Courses:
    Note: Most of the courses below are MEng degrees but most of the universities also offer BEng degrees. The entry requirements shown are the requirements for a MEng degree. Typically, the entry requirements for a BEng degree is lower (AAB instead of AAA).

    Key:
    Interview/Visit Day Required for Offer
    No Interview/Visit Day Required for Offer

    University of Cambridge (Entry Requirements: A*A*A):
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    Official Course Website
    Cambridge Chemical Engineering FAQ
    Official Cambridge Website - Choosing a College
    Alternative Cambridge Prospectus

    Note: For Chemical Engineering at Cambridge, one must either apply via the Engineering course or the Natural Sciences course. You only specialise into Chemical Engineering in your 2nd year. More details can be found on their website.

    New for 2017 entry is the pre-interview assessment that must be taken for either Engineering or Natural Sciences (some colleges also have assessments during the interview). These will be taken on the 2nd November 2016 and must be registered for separately from your UCAS application by 15th October 2016 6pm. More information can be found here.

    Natural Sciences Pre-Interview Assessment Specification
    Natural Sciences Pre-Interview Specimen Paper Section 1
    Natural Sciences Pre-Interview Specimen Paper Section 2
    Engineering Pre-Interview Assessment Specification
    Engineering Pre-Interview Specimen Paper Section 1
    Engineering Pre-Interview Specimen Paper Section 2
    (Answers can be found on their respective course websites)
    Imperial College London (Entry Requirements: A*A*AA/A*A*A):University of Bath (Entry Requirements: A*AA):University of Birmingham (Entry Requirements: A*AA/AAAA):
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    Official Course Website for MEng Chemical Engineering
    Official Course Website for MEng Chemical and Energy Engineering
    Official Course Website for MEng Chemical Engineering with Industrial Study
    (There's a bunch of other courses including BEng Chemical Engineering and MEng Chemical Engineering with Business Management)
    University of Edinburgh (Entry Requirements: AAA or A*AA in One Sitting for Direct Second Year Entry):University of Manchester (Entry Requirements: AAA):Newcastle University (Entry Requirements: AAA):Loughborough University (Entry Requirements: AAA):
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    Official Course Website for Chemical Engineering
    Official Course Website for Chemical Engineeering with Management
    (The web pages above include various study options such as MEng/BEng and sandwich years)
    University of Nottingham (Entry Requirements: AAA):University of Leeds (Entry Requirements: A*AA):Lancaster University (Entry Requirements: AAA):Swansea University (Entry Requirements: AAA-AAB):University of Aberdeen (Entry Requirements: ABB):University of Sheffield (Entry Requirements: AAA):University of Surrey (Entry Requirements: AAA):University College London (Entry Requirements: A*AA):University of Bradford (Entry Requirements: AAB):I'll add more in the upcoming few days. Please let me know if some of the links are wrong.
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    Hi
    I've been switching back and forth between studying maths and chemical engineering, but most likely going to do chemical engineering. I think I'll be applying to UCL, Imperial, Bath, Newcastle but I don't know for the 5th option :/



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    hey thanks for makong this thread I just decided on doing chemical engineering or chemistry and feel this is a good source of info

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    (Original post by blck&burgundy)
    Hi
    I've been switching back and forth between studying maths and chemical engineering, but most likely going to do chemical engineering. I think I'll be applying to UCL, Imperial, Bath, Newcastle but I don't know for the 5th option :/



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    I might be a bit biased but why not consider Cambridge?

    They are all solid choices; I would also have a look at Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester. You can also go down one of the league tables and have a look at all the unis that offer Chemical Engineering.
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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    hey thanks for makong this thread I just decided on doing chemical engineering or chemistry and feel this is a good source of info

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    Thank you, I actually applied for chemistry this year (my A2 year) but I decided later into the year that I wanted to study ChemEng instead so I'm now taking a gap year and reapplying. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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    oh I want to apply to both is that possible would I not be able to write a specific enough personal statement?

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    I'll (hopefully) be applying for 2017 entry. Look forward to chatting with you all over the coming months!
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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    oh I want to apply to both is that possible would I not be able to write a specific enough personal statement?

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    I suppose it would be possible depending on how you word things. You can definitely make links between chemistry and chemical engineering but it is important that you understand the differences between them. Most courses in chemical engineering contains very little to almost no chemistry and therefore going into detail into some aspects of chemistry or chemical engineering might go against you in the other subject. Especially if you do get invited to an interview, you must be able to show why you're passionate about that subject and not the other. I would say that some safe topics to talk about that can apply to both courses would be topics such as thermodynamics, kinetics and equilibria; essentially the physical chemistry side of things as that would be the most applicable to a chemical engineering course as well. Good luck tho!
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    (Original post by richpanda)
    I'll (hopefully) be applying for 2017 entry. Look forward to chatting with you all over the coming months!
    I look forward to it too!

    *fingers crossed for Results Day* 😂
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    thank you !

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    (Original post by NeverLucky)
    I look forward to it too!

    *fingers crossed for Results Day* 😂
    What are you going to be doing in your gap year?
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    (Original post by richpanda)
    What are you going to be doing in your gap year?
    I've managed to secure a YINI placement for the year so I'm basically gonna work for the whole year. It's likely I won't finish until the start of September and if my uni doesn't start until October, I'm thinking of spending a few weeks in a building/disaster relief project in Nepal or somewhere.
    I'm also thinking I might learn something like Java programming and I recently decided I wanted to learn the violin tho I'm not sure if I'll be able to learn it without a teacher

    Are you going into your A2 year?
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    I think you probly can learn an instrumemt with free time and dedication to that instrument all about practice practuce practice and constantly trying to improve

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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    I think you probly can learn an instrumemt with free time and dedication to that instrument all about practice practuce practice and constantly trying to improve

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    I recently did my Grade 7 Piano so I'm sound with all the music theory and sight-reading etc. It's just things like specific techniques and correct posture that would be hard to learn by myself.
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    oh wont b too bad simce you already have some music knowledge

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    (Original post by NeverLucky)
    I've managed to secure a YINI placement for the year so I'm basically gonna work for the whole year. It's likely I won't finish until the start of September and if my uni doesn't start until October, I'm thinking of spending a few weeks in a building/disaster relief project in Nepal or somewhere.
    I'm also thinking I might learn something like Java programming and I recently decided I wanted to learn the violin tho I'm not sure if I'll be able to learn it without a teacher

    Are you going into your A2 year?
    Ah cool, what's a YINI?

    Yes I'm starting A2 in september, I finished earlier this week. I'll be doing maths, physics and chemistry.
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    (Original post by richpanda)
    Ah cool, what's a YINI?

    Yes I'm starting A2 in september, I finished earlier this week. I'll be doing maths, physics and chemistry.
    oh im doing the same except biology instead of physics (thinking about picking up physics AS though)
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    I'm thinking of applying to Imperial, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester. Still unsure on 5tth :/
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    (Original post by OGFakiie)
    I'm thinking of applying to Imperial, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester. Still unsure on 5tth :/
    Bath? Newcastle? Aston?
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    (Original post by richpanda)
    Ah cool, what's a YINI?

    Yes I'm starting A2 in september, I finished earlier this week. I'll be doing maths, physics and chemistry.
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