Undergraduate Chemical and Environmental Engineering students using a heat place exchanger

Chemical Engineering including an Industrial Year MEng

University Park Campus, Nottingham, UK

Course overview

Chemical engineers have a crucial role in addressing challenges within our world. As the population grows, we need to create processes that convert raw materials into products in an efficient, safe and sustainable way.

You will focus on changing the chemical, biochemical and physical state of raw materials. Chemical engineers are vital to key industries such as food and drink, pharmaceutical, medicinal, polymer, oil and gas, renewable sustainability, and energy.

Indicative modules

Mandatory

Year 1

Fundamentals of Engineering Design

Mandatory

Year 1

Fluid Mechanics

Mandatory

Year 1

Chemistry for Engineers

Mandatory

Year 1

Process Engineering Principles

Mandatory

Year 1

Mathematical Methods for Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Mandatory

Year 1

Introductory Geology

Mandatory

Year 1

Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Mandatory

Year 2

Chemical and Phase Equilibria

Mandatory

Year 2

Interfacial Chemistry

Mandatory

Year 2

Analytical Measurement

Mandatory

Year 2

Separation and Particle Technology

Mandatory

Year 2

Advanced Mathematical Modelling for Process Engineers

Mandatory

Year 2

Process Engineering Project

Mandatory

Year 2

Materials and Sustainable Processes

Mandatory

Year 2

Process Design and Control

Mandatory

Year 3

Biochemical Engineering

Mandatory

Year 3

Industrial Process Analysis

Mandatory

Year 3

Reactor Design and Process Control

Mandatory

Year 3

Design Project

Mandatory

Year 3

Process Engineering Laboratories

Mandatory

Year 3

Process Simulation 1

Mandatory

Year 3

Multicomponent Separations

Mandatory

Year 3

Advanced Transport Phenomena

Mandatory

Year 4

Year in industry

Mandatory

Year 5

MEng Project

Optional

Year 5

Food Processing

Optional

Year 5

Renewable Energy from Wastes

Optional

Year 5

Process Risk Benefit and Analysis

Optional

Year 5

Energy Storage

Optional

Year 5

Advanced Rheology and Materials

Optional

Year 5

Process Synthesis and Design

Optional

Year 5

Advanced Reaction Engineering

Optional

Year 5

Multiphase Systems

Optional

Year 5

Advanced Computational Methods

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About modules

The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer, but is not intended to be construed or relied on as a definitive list of what might be available in any given year. This content was last updated on Wednesday 14 February 2024.

Teaching methods

  • Group study
  • Independent study
  • Lab sessions
  • Lectures
  • Practical classes

Assessment methods

  • Coursework
  • Examinations
  • Group coursework
  • Presentation
  • Research project
  • Practical assessment

On average, you will have around 20 contact hours a week in year one and two. Combined with coursework and self-study, you may spend over 40 hours a week on your studies.

During this course you will develop your knowledge of science and engineering, together with a wide range of transferable skills including IT, communication, analysis, problem solving, team working and management.

Our graduates are well-regarded and find career opportunities in a range of industries, including:

  • energy
  • chemical manufacturing
  • pharmaceutical
  • food and drink
  • oil and gas
  • government agencies worldwide

Average starting salary and career progression

88.7% of undergraduates from the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual starting salary for these graduates was £30,412.

*HESA Graduate Outcomes (2017-2021 cohorts). The Graduate Outcomes % is calculated using The Guardian University Guide methodology. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2023, High Fliers Research).

University undergraduate student Jane Israel using a touch screen in the Monica Partridge Building Digital Hub. Friday November 5th 2021.

"The added experience on my CV became the highlight for my interviews and enabled me to identify specific points to search for when deciding which jobs to apply for. "

Samuel Thursby

Industrial year at PepsiCo

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Open Day June 2022