h813 - Chem Eng MEng

Chemical Engineering MEng Honours

UCAS Code: H813 (full time: 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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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

Meet Jordan from the UK

I would say that although any engineering degree is very challenging, it is also simultaneously very rewarding. Even though you have very busy schedules and a high workload, once you graduate it will all be so worth it to know that you managed to obtain a difficult degree and because of that you will be able to develop a very strong career.

Jordan, Chemical Engineering MEng Honours
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Course Details

Modules for 2017 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2017 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2018 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2018).

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. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Work Placement (optional)

You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement between Stages 3 and 4. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so. It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability. It isn't available if you're spending a year studying abroad. Find out more on about Work Placements.

If you choose this option, you will take the following:

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 web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

    The entrance requirements below apply to 2019 entry.

    Undergraduate Admissions Policy

    See our 2018 Admissions Policy (PDF: 185 KB).

    See further policies related to admission.


    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. Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates.

    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.

    95% of our 2016 UK-domiciled graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    Of our graduates who entered employment more than three quarters (78%) achieved a professional or managerial 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



    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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    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.