Imagine your future at the forefront of tomorrow's scientific and technological development, tackling some of the world's most urgent problems.
Visualise working as a Chemical Engineer, creating and developing processes to make the products that modern society depends on - foods and drinks, fuels, artificial fibres, pharmaceuticals, plastics and toiletries.
Think about how you, as a Chemical Engineer, would help to sustain our modern society - managing natural resources, recycling materials and protecting the environment.
These are just some of the aspects that make a career in Chemical Engineering an exciting world class profession.
Variety is the essence of a Chemical Engineering career: variety of product, variety of employment options and variety of location.
Chemical Engineering offers, both at home and abroad, a wide and changing range of employment options - from design, research and specialist engineering to manufacturing, marketing and management. It provides new and exciting opportunities for individual enterprise and career flexibility with rapid progress to responsible, financially rewarding jobs.
And, as Chemical Engineering's products are needed by everyone, everywhere, Chemical Engineers are in demand in the UK - and throughout the world.
Chemical Engineering is about large-scale chemical and biochemical processes in which materials undergo change. The role of the Chemical Engineer is to scale up the manufacture of the products from the laboratory bench to full production plants. Designing equipment, understanding the reactions taking place, installing computer control systems, starting up and running processes are all part of the job.
As a Chemical Engineer you will also have to make sure that these processes operate safely, efficiently and economically. You will modify old processes and devise new ones, generally using computer simulations to produce solutions to problems.
When you are choosing an undergraduate course, it is important to take into account the prestige of the university and the quality of the degrees on offer as this will have a bearing on your future career prospects. Queen's is a highly regarded university, is a member of the elite Russell Group, and the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Queen's is in the top group of universities offering chemical engineering courses.
With recent multimillion pound investments, and the appointment of many young and energetic academic staff, the School now offers one of the top rated chemical engineering courses in the UK (source: The Good University Guide). In addition to scientific skills our courses provide students with the ability to analyse and solve problems, with advanced presentational and communication skills, and with team-working skills, all of which will be valuable in your chosen career.
|Course name||Entry requirements||Course code|
|MEng Chemical Engineering||AAB including Mathematics and a Science Subject.||H802|
|MEng Chemical Engineering
(sandwich year placement)
|AAB including Mathematics and a Science Subject.||H805|
|BEng Chemical Engineering||BBB including Mathematics and a Science Subject||H800|
|BEng Chemical Engineering
(sandwich year placement)
|BBB including Mathematics and a Science Subject||H804|
|Other combinations of A-levels and AS-levels will also be considered.|
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