There is possibly no better time to be a scientist or engineer involved with pharmaceutical manufacture. Modern medicine production relies on the work of chemical engineers and scientists, they help to discover and develop new drugs and treatments, manage resources, protect the environment and control health and safety procedures. This chemical engineering course provides for a deep understanding of chemical processes and also the products resulting from chemical reactions. The collaboration between chemical engineering and the pharmacy department is incredibly well timed as UK manufacturers are announcing an unprecedented number of new drug that they wish to take to market.
On the course, you will learn how base formulations have active ingredients added in a safe and cost effective way. These formulations will then require bulk manufacture to supply global demands Chemical engineers understand how to alter the chemical, biochemical feedstocks to create a range of products diverse and effective biologically active products.
The course covers chemistry, the engineering and the action of existing and novel drugs.
At each level of the course you will study a core of main pillars of Chemistry (Inorganic, Organic, Physical and Analytical Chemistry together with selected aspects of Pharmaceutical Science.
Introduction to chemical Engineering
Thermodynamics and fluids
Physicochemical Nature of Drugs
Molecular Basis of Life
Practical Pharmaceutical Techniques
Principles of Drug Development and Formulation
Quality Assurance & Laboratory Management
Advanced Pharmaceutical Formulation
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 2016/17. 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:
We will give you four things:
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
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.
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
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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 2019/0. 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.
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