SELECT UCS.mcr_ucrs UcasCode,srs_ipo.ipo_seqn,srs_ipp.ipp_code,srs_ipp.ipp_iref,srs_ipp.ipp_titl,srs_ippn.*,ins_dpt.dpt_name,ins_dpt.dpt_snam,men_xon.xon_newv,UCS.mcr_olbc,UCS.mcr_olb3,srs_ipo.ipo_begd,ins_lca.lca_name,srs_crs.crs_leng crs_leng,UCS.mcr_cgpc ApplyRoute,ins_moa.moa_name , ins_moa.moa_code,srs_ipp.ipp_iuse IPPUSE, UCS.mcr_iuse MCRUSE,UCS.mcr_schc, ins_cmp.cmp_name, ins_dpt.dpt_code, Case WHEN srs_ipo.ipo_iuse is null then 'Y' else srs_ipo.ipo_iuse end AS ipo_iuse, srs_crs.crs_uomc, srs_ipo.ipo_end2,srs_ipo.ipo_ayrc,UCS.MCR_RECR, srs_ipo.ipo_udf9, srs_ipp.ipp_prgc, CRS_UDFI, srs_ipp.ipp_subj, CASE WHEN (SELECT TOP 1 mcr_uvst FROM srs_mcr WHERE mcr_code LIKE Substring(srs_ipp.ipp_code, 1, 6) + '%' AND mcr_uvst = 'Y' AND mcr_iuse = 'Y' AND mcr_aesc = 'U') = 'Y' THEN 'True' ELSE 'False' END AS Clearing, CASE WHEN (SELECT TOP 1 crs_udf4 FROM srs_crs WHERE crs_code LIKE Substring(srs_ipp.ipp_code, 1, 6) + '%' AND crs_udf4 IS NOT NULL AND crs_iuse = 'Y' AND crs_schc = 'PWLV') IS NOT NULL THEN 'True' ELSE 'False' END AS PGLoans FROM srs_ipp INNER JOIN srs_ippn on srs_ippn.ippn_ippc = srs_ipp.ipp_code LEFT OUTER JOIN srs_mcr UCS On UCS.mcr_code = srs_ipp.ipp_code LEFT OUTER JOIN ins_dpt On ins_dpt.dpt_code = srs_ipp.ipp_dptc LEFT OUTER JOIN ins_prg On ins_prg.prg_code = srs_ipp.ipp_prgc LEFT OUTER JOIN srs_ipo On srs_ipo.ipo_ippc = srs_ipp.ipp_code LEFT OUTER JOIN ins_lca ON srs_ipo.ipo_lcac = ins_lca.lca_code LEFT OUTER JOIN srs_crs ON srs_crs.crs_code = substring(srs_ipp.ipp_code,0,len(srs_ipp.ipp_code)) LEFT OUTER JOIN ins_moa On ins_moa.moa_code = UCS.mcr_moac LEFT OUTER JOIN srs_CBO ON (srs_CBO.cbo_crsc = srs_crs.crs_code And srs_cbo.cbo_ayrc = srs_ipo.ipo_ayrc and srs_cbo.cbo_blok = srs_ipo.ipo_blok AND srs_cbo.cbo_occl = srs_ipo.ipo_occl ) AND cbo_cmp1 IS NOT Null LEFT OUTER JOIN ins_cmp On ins_cmp.cmp_code = srs_CBO.cbo_cmp1 LEFT OUTER JOIN men_xon On men_xon.xon_oldv = ins_prg.prg_code WHERE srs_ipp.ipp_code LIKE 'CH011K%' AND srs_ipp.ipp_iuse = 'Y' AND UCS.mcr_iuse = 'Y' AND (srs_ipp.ipp_stat = 'P' OR srs_ipp.ipp_code != 'CH011K23UVU') ORDER BY ipp_iref DESC, ipp_code
The University of Wolverhampton

BSc (Hons)Chemical Engineering with Chemistry with Sandwich Placement

Why choose this course?

Modern society relies on the work of chemical engineers, they help to manage resources, protect the environment and control health and safety procedures, while developing the processes that make the products we desire or depend on. This chemical engineering course provides a deep understanding of chemical processes and also the products resulting from chemical reactions.

On the course, you will learn how raw materials can be transformed into useful products in a safe and cost effective way. For example petrol, plastics and synthetic fibres such as polyester and nylon, all come from oil. Chemical engineers understand how to alter the chemical, biochemical or physical state of a substance, to create a range of products as diverse as cosmetics and fuels.

The course covers energy resource exploitation and management, industrial practices and processes, chemical thermodynamics and reaction engineering, process design and control, health and safety and protection of the environment, and petroleum and chemical refining.

Watch our video below featuring staff and students from Chemical Engineering here at the University of Wolverhampton.

What happens on the course?

At each level of the course you will study a core of subjects that blend applied and pure chemistry and mathematics with the industrial requirements of global manufacture

Level 4

Introductory Chemical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

Principles of Physical Chemistry

Thermodynamics and Fluids

Unit Operations

Level 5

Transport processes

Fluid mechanics

Physical Chemistry (Chemical Thermodynamics)

Chemical Analysis

Reaction Engineering

Unit Processes

Level 6

Design Project/research project

Environmental Engineering

Control Engineering

Advanced Physical and Material

Quality Assurance and Laboratory management

Why Wolverhampton?

Under the direction of the IChemE, The University of Wolverhampton established a new chemical engineering degree programme in 2015. The new course is set within the Science base of subjects at the Wolverhampton’s City Campus and offers exceptional resources and support for would be chemical, petroleum and process engineers.

The establishment of the course, one of only a handful of new courses in the whole of the UK, was a real coup for Wolverhampton and helps form a real powerhouse of chemical engineering education in the West Midlands. The new department is embedded within the School of Engineering, which is currently receiving an injection of £10m for new facilities and laboratories. However, Chemical Engineering also sits along side other new courses in Chemistry and Physics and has strong teaching and research links with the Mathematics department. These strongly allied subjects now deliver a coordinated scheme of Physical Sciences education to the region and the country. To help the delivery of our STEM courses we have just completed new Chemical Engineering Design Centre, along side brand new specialist laboratories. The design centre offers Chemical and Petroleum Engineering students a dedicated space with industry standard software, technology and support. More developments to extend the specialist laboratories are planned for 2017/18. In addition to the facilities in Engineering Chemical, and our site in Telford, our students are also taught in the new £25m Rosalind Franklin building which is a regional centre of excellence in science teaching and research.

Our aim is for graduates to be ready for employment. We provide additional opportunities for students to gain employability skills, with employability workshops and awards as part of the course. In addition, we are constantly building and maintaining links with regional, national and international employers and regularly have speakers from prominent industries and other academic partners. Indeed, several highly experienced industrial experts hold honorary and visiting positions with us; and regularly share their experience and knowledge with our students.

Wolverhampton offers a vibrant, up to date learning environment, which is supported by the community, the University plus a dedicated and enthusiastic staff who want to see our students succeed. This along with the latest polls of salary scales for petroleum and chemical engineering make Wolverhampton the place to be. “Engineers took seven of the top ten spots in NACE’s April survey, which is based on data from 400,000 US employers. Petroleum engineers earned the most with an average starting salary of £60,323. Chemical engineering graduates were ranked third, after computer engineers, with a healthy starting salary of £43,612.”

We believe in supporting our students whilst they learn. This means we offer:

  • All core textbooks for first and second year are available electronically and in the university learning centres
  • Software licences for industry standard software are available across the campus
  • All Personal Protective Equipment equipment provided free of charge
  • Free UK field trips
  • For every student, up to four years of student membership/associate entry for the IChemE is paid for by the department

Career path

If you take chemical engineering in its broadest sense it is the UK’s leading industrial contributor to the national economy. Chemical engineers are involved in so many fields that they touch almost every facet of daily life. Chemical engineers produce the food we eat, the clean water we drink, they produce the medicines that make us well, they make sure our skin and hair are clean and provide the energy that lights our modern world. Almost everything we touch will have involved the skills of the chemical engineer to ensure, for example, paints and coating last and are safe, plant grow and are free from pests, that petroleum products and their renewable replacements are made and used efficiently; and all of his without harming the environment. Currently the Chemistry-using industries contribute around £195bn to the UK economy with approximately £45bn from food manufacture, £10bn coming from chemical manufacturing and £9bn from pharmaceutical manufacturing; now is the time to be part of this exciting and rewarding area of engineering and science.

Also be aware that many chemical engineers use the skills they have developed to find fantastic careers in so many places: merchant banking, the law, advertising and intellectual property to name just a few.

What skills will you gain?

We will give you four things:

  1. We will give you the knowledge and understanding to appreciate how processes make products.
  2. We will give the analytical skills to solve problems when they occur
  3. We will give you the communication skills so that your message can be heard clearly and globally if needs be.
  4. We will give you the confidence to succeed

Placements

As with many, if not all, chemical engineering department we cannot guarantee placements. This is because years in the chemical industry are highly competitive. However, we will make you highly competitive and help in any way we can in finding, applying and getting placement years, summer internships and seeing how the world of chemical engineering really works

Who accredits this course?

The IChemE accredited BEng will provide partial fulfilment of the necessary academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status set by the Engineering Council UK for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. The Chemical engineering courses with Chemistry and pharmaceutics will not initially look for IChemE registration but those students who successfully pass a design project can use this as part fulfilment of their accreditation needs. However, we are currently working with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to achieve accreditation of our new BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree. This is an on-going process over the first three years of the Chemistry course and will mean that our first cohort of graduates (in July 2017) will be eligible for Associate Membership of the RSC shortly thereafter.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A-level minimum of AA or CCC (preferably Sciences and Maths) one A Level must be in Mathematics at minimum of grade C or above).
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science grade MMM or BTEC National Diploma grade DD will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants will be expected to have studied at least two Chemistry related modules.
  • Applicants will normally be expected to hold GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4 or equivalent
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering guarantees entry on to this course

Other requirements

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,700

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Contact us

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

Online

Order a prospectus