MEng Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology

Director of Studies: Professor Seamus Higson

Course Overview

The aim of our course is to produce graduates who meet the needs of today’s process and biotech industries by providing a thorough understanding of the subject, technical competence and transferable skills. Our course concentrates on the scientific principles that underpin the discipline. These principles are essential to develop processes and products that address some of the problems currently facing humanity

Students can elect to leave after year 3, graduating with the BA degree. However, virtually all students stay for the fourth year leading to the BA and MEng degrees (progression to the fourth year is dependent on satisfactory performance). The four-year course is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers, meaning that after graduation you can apply for Chartered Engineer status once you have four years of relevant experience, without taking further exams.

There is further information about the course on the University and Faculty webpages.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements can be found on the University website. In line with all other Colleges, we would expect applicants to have A Levels (or equivalent) in Chemistry and Mathematics. We would not consider an Access to Higher Education Diploma alone as adequate preparation for this course. Typical minimum offer for A Level: A*A*A. Typical minimum offer for IB: overall 40-42, grades 776 with higher level Mathematics and Chemistry.

Admissions Assessments

All candidates must register for and sit the Engineering and Science Admissions Test (ESAT). Further information about the assessment can be found here.