What is chemical engineering? Simply put, chemical engineering is concerned with the processing of raw materials into products on a commercial scale. It can also be described as process engineering.
The products from chemical engineering operations are seen all around us including, for example, petrol, pharmaceuticals, food, drinking water, paints, cosmetics and clothing.
Our Chemical Engineering BEng (Hons) course looks at the principles underpinning the manufacture of these products which include mass and energy balances, thermodynamics, fluid flow and heat transfer, chemical reactor theory, mixing and separation processes, process control, plant safety and process economics.
The main supporting subjects are mathematics and the physical sciences, backed up by computing, together with some chemistry.
Principles and theories are essential for understanding real processes but students also need to develop professional competence. Our Chemical Engineering BEng (Hons) course aims to develop our studentsâ capabilities from the outset, this is achieved through experimental work, design and research projects as well as computer simulations. Engineers working in industry participate in some of our design exercises and help keep them realistic. Oral and written presentations given by students help develop their confidence in communicating ideas.
A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of our website.
The modules in Year 1 bridge from entry levels of science and maths, and introduce the basic concepts of Chemical Engineering such as mass and energy balances, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, process design, and process economics, supported by dedicated maths and laboratory modules which run through the year. French, German, Spanish or Mandarin may be taken as an option.
Areas studied in year 2 include separation processes, mass transfer operations, safety and loss prevention, chemical thermodynamics, process control, process simulation, language option and environmental control.
Areas studied in third year include reaction engineering, transfer processes, process control, biochemical engineering, pollution control, a research project and a major design project.
Modules are assessed by a combination of written exams and/or coursework assignments. Some modules are continually assessed throughout the year.
Typical coursework assignments include: laboratory reports, oral presentations, poster presentations, design reports, research papers, peer review (review fellow studentsâ performance) and dissertations. It is expected that for every hour you are in a structured class, you should spend two hours of your own time researching, writing up, learning work or doing set questions etc.
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