h813 - Chem Eng MEng

Chemical Engineering MEng Honours

UCAS Code: H813 (4 Years)

Course Overview

This professionally accredited degree is the broadest ranging of our MEng degrees and will equip you with knowledge and skills across the full spectrum of chemical engineering topics, allowing you to keep your career options open.

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At a Glance


UCAS Institution Name and Code

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Degree Awarded
MEng Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA
IB: 37 points

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Professional Accreditation
Study Abroad

You'll learn the theory and practical application of chemical engineering, including how to use industrial apparatus in our very own pilot plant.

In your fourth year you complete a substantial research project and choose topics in advanced chemical engineering from across our specialisms, including:

  • bioprocessing
  • process control
  • sustainable engineering

Highlights of this degree

Student profile

The lecturing staff have been fantastic and really supportive. The course sets you up with the skills to become a successful Engineer across a range of industries.

Rebecca, Chemical Engineering MEng
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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Please be aware that programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Stage 4

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You select 10 credits from the following modules:

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements pages to find out which other qualifications are considered.


Chemical Engineering careers

Chemical engineers play a crucial role in many aspects of our everyday life. They are employed across a wide range of sectors helping with the management of resources, the protection of the environment and the control of health and safety procedures, while developing and managing the processes that make the products we desire or depend on.

Our graduates are targeted by prestigious and high-profile organisations from sectors including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, oil and gas, water, environment, biotechnology, and food and drink.

International opportunities are available for experienced graduates with an interest in working outside the UK. Past graduates have built and run plants in the Far East, operated water treatment processes in the Gulf, and developed catalysts in Chicago.

Chemical Engineering is a degree that is well respected in industry and commerce. The wide scope of the training and skills you receive in your degree studies is highly valued by many different organisations and opens up opportunities in careers ranging from ground-breaking research and consultancy, to business and management.

Our extensive network of industry contacts and strong partnership with the University's Careers Service enables us to equip our students with the necessary skills and experience to secure challenging and rewarding graduate employment.

Find out more about the career options for Chemical Engineering from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

For more information on careers in chemical engineering or industrial sponsorship, contact:

The Institution of Chemical Engineers
Telephone: 01788 578 214
Website: www.icheme.org

Royal Academy of Engineering
Telephone: 020 7222 2688
Website: www.raeng.org.uk/education

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2013/14.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94.1% of our 2014 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

More than three quarters (77%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate-level position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding



Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

Making your application

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Application decisions and enquiries

Find out more about our admissions process and who to contact if you need help with your application.