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Chemical Engineering (Years 1 and 2) (in conjunction with Heriot Watt University)

Forth Valley College

Venues

Falkirk Campus

Content

By applying for the combined HND Chemical Process Technology programme at Forth Valley College with guaranteed progression to Heriot-Watt University, students are taking the first step towards a dynamic and rewarding career in Chemical Engineering.

Years 1 and 2:
The course is delivered for the first two years at Forth Valley College (Falkirk Campus), studying the fundamental principles of chemical engineering and chemistry.

Topics of study include:
Chemical Engineering Principles; Heat Transfer; Fluid Mechanics; Mathematics; Chemistry; Unit Operations; Equipment Design; Process Safety.

Year 3:
Provides opportunities to analyse key operations in the industry, particularly the processing and separation of gases and liquids. In parallel, there are subjects looking at chemical reactor theory, how processes are controlled and the prediction of physical behaviour. Topics on Safety, Environment and Economics are consolidated in a group-based project.

Year 4:
A central theme is the advanced analysis of key processing operations and their control. Specialist topics include: Processing Solids; Energy Efficiency; and Developing Sustainable Processes. A group-based design project and individual research project are also undertaken.

Year 5:
Specialist and core chemical engineering subjects are studied in this year, along with the extensive research project. A central theme is the enhanced design project, where students have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in process design and commercial awareness.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBB including Maths and Chemistry. Entry subject to interview and group task.

Progression Routes

Year 3 MEng Chemical Engineering at Heriot Watt Univeristy

Start Date

August

Qualification

Degree

Award

MEng

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years

Department

Engineering

SCQF Level

8

Career Area

Engineering

Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy