Chemical engineers create and develop the processes to produce, change or transport products and materials into the everyday products and utilities that we use.
Year 1: covers the basic principles of chemical engineering, fundamentals, techniques and tools, as well as maths and chemistry.
Year 2: introduces process analysis, statistics, fluid flow, heat transfer, thermodynamics, chemical principles, and safety; as well as exploring these concepts in the chemical engineering lab.
Year 3: topics covered include reactors, biochemical engineering, materials and processes, sustainability, economics, mass transfer, and separation processes; with deepening of concepts in lab work and the introduction of chemical engineering design.
Years 4: focuses on particle technology, advanced reactors, process control, environmental technology, advanced separations, and problem solving; students also undertake the chemical engineering design project.
Year 5: provides students with deeper learning in topics selected to develop their professional engineering knowledge and skill set - advanced topics include safety management, programming and optimisation, environmental engineering, advanced process analysis, project management, molecular simulation, clean combustion technologies, electrochemical energy devices, and petroleum engineering; students undertake their final semester project within industry or as a research placement.
2024 entry requirements
5 Highers at AAAAB including Maths at A and Chemistry and Physics plus English at National 5. Higher English preferred.
Widening access entry:
4 or 5 Highers at AABB or ABBBB including Maths, Chemistry and Physics plus English at National 5. Higher English preferred.
Faculty of Engineering
Chemical and Process Engineering