At Queens, we aim to deliver a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable student to achieve their full academic potential.
On the BEng in Chemical Engineering we do this by providing a range of learning experiences which enable our students to engage with subject experts and develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life and work in a global society. We make use of innovative technologies and a world class library to enhance their development as independent, lifelong learners.
Examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this course are:
Studying for a chemical engineering degree at Queens will assist you in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions. Graduates from this degree at Queens are well regarded by many employers (local, national and international) and over half of all graduate jobs are now open to graduates of any discipline, including chemical engineering.
Chemical Engineering is a vocational degree, with the majority of our graduates pursuing careers in the pharmaceutical, petrochemical, manufacturing and food industries although opportunities are available todevelop careers in a wide range of other sectors.
Degree Plus and other related initiatives: Recognising student diversity, as well as promoting employability enhancements and other interests, is part of the developmental experience at Queens. Students are encouraged to plan and build their own, personal skill and experiential profile through a range of activities including; recognised Queens Certificates, placements and other work experiences (at home or overseas), Erasmus study options elsewhere in Europe, learning development opportunities and involvement in wider university life through activities, such as clubs, societies, and sports.
Queens actively encourages this type of activity by offering students an additional qualification, the Degree Plus Award (and the related Researcher Plus Award for PhD and MPhil students). Degree Plus accredits wider experiential and skill development gained through extra-curricular activities that promote the enhancement of academic, career management, personal and employability skills in a variety of contexts. As part of the Award, students are also trained on how to reflect on the experience(s) and make the link between academic achievement, extracurricular activities, transferable skills and graduate employment. Participating students will also be trained in how to reflect on their skills and experiences and can gain an understanding of how to articulate the significance of these to others, e.g. employers.
England, Scotland and Wales £9,000; EU £3,575; International: £11,500Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
All degrees are modular with six modules (or the equivalent in half-modules) each year. Students take a range of modules in engineering, chemistry and science. To obtain professional accreditation students must follow a defined pathway.
Students take several Chemical Engineering modules as well as modules in Chemistry, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering.
Students extend their knowledge of Chemical Engineering, and study associated subjects such as computer-aided design and applications, laboratory practice, and professional studies.
Comprises more advanced Chemical Engineering modules, various modules covering aspects of management and professional studies, an in-depth design project and an optional research project.
MEng students at the end of Stage 3 are eligible to apply for a year-long study programme in the USA through Study USA, formerly the Business Education Initiative. MEng students take a fourth year, when they study research-led modules in advanced Chemical Engineering as well as specialist topics such as analysis and computer simulation of advanced chemical processes, energy and quality management, and safety and environmental management. There are further professional studies modules involving an entrepreneurial project in this year, and students carry out a major industrial project. There are opportunities to study abroad under the Erasmus exchange programme. We have exchanges with Chalmers Technical University in Gothenburg, Sweden, and with Delft Technical University in Delft, The Netherlands.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Queen's University Belfast.
The degrees are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers.