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Chemical Engineering BEng Hons

What will you study?

Chemical engineers are employed across a huge variety of sectors and need technical knowledge of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Engineering, Materials Science and IT as well as skills in management, safety and the environment.

Our degree programme aims to equip you with a sound foundation in the essentials of Engineering science while integrating and increasing a deeper understanding of Chemical Engineering for you to specialise in.

In your first year, you will study the core Engineering and Engineering Mathematics modules. Other modules on offer include Chemical Engineering Design in your second year, Computer Applications and Chemical Engineering in the third year and Chemical Risk Assessment in the final year.

With our emphasis on teaching, design and project work, you will develop strong capabilities in assessing engineering options. This will enhance your capacity to make decisions, use creativity and overcome difficulties. Our multidisciplinary environment helps to foster your competence to deal with unfamiliar situations and those that cross subject boundaries.

Where could it take you?

Many of our graduates go on to work with the companies we have strong links with, often starting on salaries in excess of £26,000 per annum. Recent Engineering graduates have embarked upon careers as electronic, mechanical, applications, design and nuclear systems engineers.

As well as specific technical knowledge, your Engineering degree teaches you skills of logical analysis, communication, problem-solving and project management. They are used by our graduates for work in design, project engineering and management, research, contracts, sales and marketing and data analysis. Our graduates also choose to continue their studies to MSc and PhD level.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2014:

A-level: ABB to include Mathematics and Chemistry

General Studies: Accepted as one of the best 3 grades if 4 A-levels are presented

Key skills: Not included in offer

Scottish Highers: BBBBB.

Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

International Bacc: 32 pts overall with 16 from best three HL courses, inc. Maths and Chemistryat higher level

IELTS: 6.5

BTEC: DDM

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2014, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2014 we will have the following financial support available:

AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a£1,000 Bursary,a£1,000 Fee Waiverand a£1,000 Accommodation Discountin the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.

Please note that the National Scholarship Programme is currently under review. An update on the support available, as part of the National Scholarship programme, will be available by Monday 16 December 2013.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.