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Can I do chemical engineering with maths psychology, economics and chemistry as my a levels?

I am not really a fan of physics

Also which universities dont require physics
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As you have maths and chemistry you will probably be fine for the majority of universities, however you should definitely check some of the entry requirements for unis you're interested in just in case.
However I think you should note that while many uni's may not require you to have physics a level to study chemical engineering, there will still be a lot of physics on the course (people say that chem eng usually has much more physics/engineering content than chemistry), so that's something you really need to consider if you don't enjoy physics
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Can I do chemical engineering with maths psychology, economics and chemistry as my a levels?

I am not really a fan of physics

Also which universities dont require physics
Hi there! My name is Leah and I am a chemical engineering student at the University of Bath.

At Bath, the standard entry requirements are A*AA including chemistry and maths. Physics is not a requirement and Bath do not have a preference for the 3rd A-level subject.

As someone else said, as chemical engineering degree is an engineering degree, it is quite physics heavy (and not that much chemistry). Saying that, most of the physics in the degree is less like what is taught at school and more the mechanics parts of your maths course as well as physics extensions of some of the thermodynamic and kinetic principles you learn in chemistry. We apply basics physics principles (thermodynamics, pressure and forces, mechanics) to chemical engineering applications. Rather than, say, the study of space or particle physics which is taught at school. I personally did not particularly enjoy physics at school (I studied it in Y12 then dropped it for Y13) and I have found the content of chemical engineering manageable.

I hope this helps and do let me know if you have any questions!

Leah
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Hi there! My name is Leah and I am a chemical engineering student at the University of Bath.

At Bath, the standard entry requirements are A*AA including chemistry and maths. Physics is not a requirement and Bath do not have a preference for the 3rd A-level subject.

As someone else said, as chemical engineering degree is an engineering degree, it is quite physics heavy (and not that much chemistry). Saying that, most of the physics in the degree is less like what is taught at school and more the mechanics parts of your maths course as well as physics extensions of some of the thermodynamic and kinetic principles you learn in chemistry. We apply basics physics principles (thermodynamics, pressure and forces, mechanics) to chemical engineering applications. Rather than, say, the study of space or particle physics which is taught at school. I personally did not particularly enjoy physics at school (I studied it in Y12 then dropped it for Y13) and I have found the content of chemical engineering manageable.

I hope this helps and do let me know if you have any questions!

Leah
Final Year Chemical Engineering
Thank you so much!

One question, do you think that doing physics is a great advantage when it comes to chemical engineering or would you be fine without doing physics as a A level?
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As you have maths and chemistry you will probably be fine for the majority of universities, however you should definitely check some of the entry requirements for unis you're interested in just in case.
However I think you should note that while many uni's may not require you to have physics a level to study chemical engineering, there will still be a lot of physics on the course (people say that chem eng usually has much more physics/engineering content than chemistry), so that's something you really need to consider if you don't enjoy physics
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Thank you so much!

One question, do you think that doing physics is a great advantage when it comes to chemical engineering or would you be fine without doing physics as a A level?
Hi there!

My A-levels were maths, further maths and chemistry, and I did physics for Y12 only. Many of my friends on the course had not studied physics before coming to University.

In first year, time is taken to ensure everyone is up to speed and on the same page in terms of content. This means science and maths which not everyone may have covered will be taught from scratch – only chemistry and maths A-levels are required and some of this is also covered again.

I do not think you will be at a disadvantage if you have not studied physics before. If you have studied sufficient mechanics in your mathematics A-level, then you will be fine as this is the most important aspect of chemcial engineering.

Hope this helps!

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Hi there!

My A-levels were maths, further maths and chemistry, and I did physics for Y12 only. Many of my friends on the course had not studied physics before coming to University.

In first year, time is taken to ensure everyone is up to speed and on the same page in terms of content. This means science and maths which not everyone may have covered will be taught from scratch – only chemistry and maths A-levels are required and some of this is also covered again.

I do not think you will be at a disadvantage if you have not studied physics before. If you have studied sufficient mechanics in your mathematics A-level, then you will be fine as this is the most important aspect of chemcial engineering.

Hope this helps!

Leah
Final Year Chemical Engineering
Hey there!

So I'd like to echo this point for sure - in all of the cases I have helped with for prospective students getting into uni for ChemEng, not once has not having Physics been a detriment to their application (for all levels of unis) and students often do get taught the relevant ideas in first year to get the relevant physics knowledge they'll need for the degree overall.

I hope this helps to reinforce this message!

Best,

ChemEngWeekly
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