Access to Chemical Engineering

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


This brand new offering in Chemical Engineering provides a stepping stone in the pathway to a career in Chemicals Industry.

After completing this course, progression to either our popular HNC/HND Chemical Process Technology or Applied Chemistry offerings or even onto our University Partner Degree Programs at Heriot Watt University or University of Strathclyde.

This course would also enhance an application to an apprenticeship in the Chemical Process Industry.

You will study:
Heat Transfer; Introduction to Chemical Engineering Process Calculations; Fundamental Chemistry: An Introduction; Process Chemistry, An Introduction; Process Operations: Distillation and Evaporation; Process Calculations; Processing fluids & solids; Mathematics; Health and Safety & Environmental issues in Process Industries.

Entry Requirements

National 5 Maths preferred.

Progression Routes

Upon completion of this course the candidate will be eligible to progress onto the college's popular HNC or HND Chemical Engineering Technology Course or to begin a Chemical Engineering Degree with either of their partner Universities.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



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