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Undergraduate study

Chemical Engineering 2019/20


Our trophy cabinet The awards we’ve won don’t just make us feel proud. They give you an idea of what the University is like.

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award Huddersfield is a TEF gold-rated institution delivering consistently outstanding teaching and learning of the highest quality found in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017).

Global Teaching Excellence Award We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award. It recognised the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (HEA, 2017).

University of the Year The Times Higher Education named us as University of the Year in November 2013. They liked our “bold, imaginative and innovative initiatives.”

Queen’s Anniversary Prize The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is a big thing in UK Higher Education. We were delighted to earn one for our role in expanding global boundaries of new music.

A Four Star University QS Stars has given us four stars. That means we are “highly international, demonstrating excellence in both teaching and research with an excellent environment for students and staff.”

Athena Swan We’re serious about gender equality. We want an equal number of men and women on our science and engineering courses, for instance. Our commitment was recognised in 2015 with the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Find out more about our awards at hud.ac.uk/about/our-awards

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What’s inside Study with us

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Welcome to Chemical Engineering Welcome to Chemical Engineering here at the University of Huddersfield. We’re a dynamic and innovative teaching and research environment within the School of Applied Sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our tutors care about what you achieve. In fact, we are the UK’s only University where 100% of permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.* We’re also a TEF Gold rated university and the winner of the first Global Teaching Excellence Award.**

What’s more, our Chemical Engineering BEng(Hons) is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and our Chemistry with Chemical Engineering BSc(Hons) is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. We have specialist and modern scientific labs for you to learn about many aspects of chemical engineering including the practical aspects of real-world chemical engineering applications.

Our main goal is to enthuse you about your subject and provide you with the opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge, skills and Our Chemical Engineering courses provide experience to enable you to enjoy a rewarding in-depth coverage of modern, industry-relevant and fulfilling career after you graduate. chemical engineering material from the Dr Karl Hemming fundamentals through to process design. Course Leader *Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching; research degrees applies to those on contracts of more than half-time. **Higher Education Academy 2017.

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Make Huddersfield your choice for studying Chemical Engineering and you’ll be joining a department with a long and illustrious teaching and research history. Now, in the 21st century, the need is for chemical engineers to change the world by changing the ways in which we meet our needs for food, water, energy and materials.

Study with us

I chose to study Chemical Engineering BEng(Hons) at Huddersfield as the course has a strong focus on industry, placements and employability skills. Leah Bentley, Chemical Engineering BEng(Hons)

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Check this out! 100% The UK’s only University where all our permanent teaching staff areFellows of the Higher Education Academy.*

In the past chemical engineering has quietly (or sometimes noisily!) served the material and energy needs of society. But in the 21st century, in the face of global challenges of climate change and fossil fuel depletion, the need is for chemical engineers to change the world by changing the ways in which we meet our needs for food, water, energy and materials. Chemical engineers transform the visions of chemists and biochemists into industrial-scale reality, to make the benefits of new products and processes available to the world. At Huddersfield you’ll be able to develop your interests, with a choice of degrees across mainstream chemical engineering, or combining chemical engineering and chemistry, that could help you to gain real-world experience and enhance your career prospects. This could be the vital first step into a career in an industry such as chemical manufacturing, environmental consultancy, nuclear engineering, scale-up and plant design, process plant trouble shooting, oil and gas, water and energy, research and development, and patent law and teaching. To nail a job, you’re going to have to show that you’ve got the practical skills to deliver. That’s why our courses focus on practical applications, as well as chemical engineering equations. This is real world stuff for real world industries. While our Lecturers focus on applying the theory to real world environments, we’ll help you to get out into the

Accreditation Our Chemical Engineering BEng(Hons) course is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

world too. All our courses have optional or compulsory placement years in the third year. You could work in a cutting-edge industry or a research institute – to build up a compelling CV. So what are your prospects after Huddersfield? Well, the chemical industry is an important industrial sector employing many chemical and process engineers, and chemical engineers are unique in being able to design chemical processes. But chemical engineers can do much more, and chemical engineering graduates find employment in many other sectors such as chemical manufacturing, environmental consultancy, nuclear engineering, scale-up and plant design, process plant trouble shooting, oil and gas, water and energy, research and development, patent law and teaching and many other industries that value the numerate and joined-up thinking that characterises the chemical engineer. * Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching; research degrees applies to those on contracts of more than half-time.

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Graduates employed from these subjects

87– 92%*

Key information: UCAS code: 3T5H Duration: 3 years full-time 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB** at A Level inc. Maths and either Chemistry or Physics. BTEC and UCAS points not applicable. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0), see page 10.

Chemical Engineering BEng(Hons)

On our Chemical Engineering BEng(Hons) course provides in-depth coverage of modern, industryrelevant chemical engineering material from the basics of organic and physical chemistry to the finer points of process design. Along the way you’ll get the chance to develop your understanding of the legal and environmental concerns that also play an important role in the industry. Supported by experienced doctoral level academics, you’ll learn through a mix of lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical lab sessions. Underpinning all of our teaching is an emphasis on transferrable skills, so whether you’re getting to grips with instruments in the lab, using industry-specific software packages or working on a group presentation, you’ll get a whole range of opportunities to get

Accreditation * Whilst this is a new course and therefore no graduate statistics for this specific course are available, 87-92% of graduates from courses in these subject areas at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of your Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

This course is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

hands-on experience and maximise your employability. Building on the solid foundations you’ll get from your Chemistry, Maths and Design modules, we’ll also give you the chance to spend a year on work placement in Year 3. Not only is a placement year the perfect opportunity to put your knowledge into practice, it could also provide valuable insight into real-world chemical engineering helping to give you the edge when you graduate. So if you’re looking to get well set up for a career in chemical manufacturing, environmental consultancy, nuclear engineering, scale-up and plant design, process plant trouble shooting, oil and gas, water and energy, research and development, patent law and teaching and many other industries, this could be just the course for you.

Placements Students on this course have completed placements with organisations such as Tata Steel, Bosch Thermotechnology and Regenesis BioFuels Production.

Leah Etheridge, Chemical Engineering BEng(Hons), placement with Bosch Thermotechnology “My placement year has allowed me to develop my confidence and utilise my skills within a professional environment. I had the opportunity to contribute to the continuous improvement of a leading business by participating in multiple projects and having the responsibility of important company tasks. I believe that this has not only set the foundations for my final year but also for my exciting future career.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from these subjects

87– 92%*

Key information: UCAS code: H810 Duration: 4 years full-time 5 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: AAA** at A Level inc. Maths and either Chemistry or Physics. BTEC and UCAS points not applicable. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0), see page 10.

Chemical Engineering MEng

Building on our three-year BEng(Hons) degree, this course offers you the chance to benefit from a further year taught at the Master’s level. During the course we’ll cover modern, industry-relevant chemical engineering material from organic and physical chemistry to the finer points of process design. Along the way you’ll get the chance to develop your understanding of the legal and environmental concerns that also play an important role in the industry. Supported by experienced doctorallevel academics you’ll learn through a mix of lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical lab sessions. Underpinning all of our teaching is an emphasis on transferrable skills, so whether you’re getting to grips with instruments in the lab, using industry-specific software packages or working on a group presentation, you’ll get a whole range of opportunities to get hands-on

experience and maximise your employability. Studying on the MEng you’ll have the chance to expand on the solid foundations you’ll get from your Chemistry, Maths and Design modules in your first three years, to complete advanced modules and an advanced research project. It’s a course designed to help set you up for a career in chemical manufacturing, environmental consultancy, nuclear engineering, scale-up and plant design, process plant trouble shooting, oil and gas, water and energy, research and development, patent law and teaching and many other industries, but also to offer that extra breadth and depth of study and research associated with Master’s level courses.

You’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience using scientific instrumentation and chemical engineering rigs in our modern labs.

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore no graduate statistics for this specific course are available, 87-92% of graduates from courses in these subject areas at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of your Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from these subjects

87– 92%*

Key information: UCAS code: HF81 Duration: 3 years full-time 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB** at A Level inc. Maths and either Chemistry or Physics. DDM at BTEC in Applied Science plus an A Level in Maths at grade C or DDM at BTEC in Engineering plus an A Level in Chemistry at grade C. Alternatively a BTEC Health and Social Care/Medicinal Science is acceptable but must be accompanied by A Levels in Chemistry and Maths at a min. grade C. 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a min. grade B in Maths and either Chemistry or Physics at A Level. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0), see page 10.

* Percentage of graduates from these subject areas at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of your Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry BSc(Hons)

From fuel and clothing to pharmaceuticals and phones, chemistry is the central science that makes our modern everyday lives possible. Chemical engineering delves into how chemical reactions can be scaled up for industrial manufacturing. Evenly split across these two distinct but interlinked subjects, this course gives you the chance to become fluent in both areas and set yourself up for career opportunities in a wide range of industries that rely upon the ability to integrate both disciplines. Designed with a four-way split between core chemical engineering, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, this course also weaves problem-solving and logical reasoning through all the modules. We’ll show you how to take an imaginative approach to the subjects, so you’re not just learning the facts, but building the real-world knowledge and mastering the key skills that will help stand you in good

stead for your future career. In our chemical sciences labs you’ll have the opportunity to learn using the kind of instruments used in industry. And with an optional work placement in the UK or abroad in Year 3, you’ll find everything in place to help gear your study towards boosting your employability. On the course you’ll be taught by academics in specialist areas of chemistry and chemical engineering who are all educated to doctoral level in their subjects and involved in forward-thinking research. This ensures we keep our courses challenging, exciting and thoughtprovoking and helps prepare you well to start your own career.

Placements Students in this subject area have completed placements with organisations such as Nissan Motor Manufacturing, Intertek Rolls-Royce and Pfizer.

Sean Duffy graduated from Chemistry MChem in 2017 and is now a Senior Research Technician (Nanomaterials and Composites) at the Centre for Process Innovation “The skills that I learned through my degree have allowed me to integrate successfully into a dynamic team. I now work in all different areas of nanotechnology with a main focus on graphene and its real life applications such as concepts for flooring and aeroplanes. This could contribute towards a more economical and cost efficient world.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

80%* Key information: UCAS code: F1H8 Duration: 3 years full-time 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBC** at A Level inc. a grade C in Chemistry. DDM at BTEC in Applied Science. Alternatively a BTEC Health and Social Care/Medicinal Science is acceptable but must be accompanied by A Levels in Chemistry and Maths at a min. grade C. 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a min. grade C in Chemistry at A Level. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0), see page 10.

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of your Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Chemistry with Chemical Engineering BSc(Hons)

From fuel and clothing to pharmaceuticals and phones, chemistry is the central science that makes our modern everyday lives possible. Chemical engineering delves into how chemical reactions can be scaled up for industrial manufacturing. This predominantly Chemistry based degree gives you the chance to specialise as a chemist while also understanding the language of chemical engineers, setting yourself up for career opportunities in a wide range of industries that rely upon the ability to understand both disciplines. Designed with a four-way split between organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry, this course also weaves problem-solving and logical reasoning through all the modules. We’ll show you how to take an imaginative approach to the subjects, so you’re not just learning the facts, but building the real-world knowledge and mastering the key skills that will help stand you in good

stead for your future career. In our chemical sciences labs you’ll have the opportunity to learn using the kind of instruments used in industry. And with an optional work placement in the UK or abroad in Year 3, you’ll find everything in place to help you gear your study towards boosting your employability. On the course you’ll be taught by academics in specialist areas of chemistry and chemical engineering who are all educated to doctoral level in their subjects and involved in forward-thinking research. This ensures we keep our courses challenging, exciting and thoughtprovoking and helps prepare you well to start your own career.

Accreditation This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Matt Hawkins, Chemistry with Chemical Engineering BSc(Hons), placement with Intertek Rolls-Royce “My placement involved replacing a current method used in the Rolls-Royce casting facilities. I got to learn about analytical techniques used in industry. This will help develop my final year thesis for my experimental design project.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Key information: UCAS code: BCF0 Duration: Full-time (Year 0 of a 4/5 year degree including placement year) Entry requirements: CCE at A Level

Science Extended Degree

leading to a BSc(Hons) degree

MMP at BTEC. This does not need to be in a technical or Science subject. 80 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications. As part of the selection process applicants are normally required to complete an aptitude test and interview.

* Progression onto Chemical Engineering BEng(Hons) is also dependent on achieving a minimum pass mark of 60% in the Foundation Maths module. Progression onto Chemical Engineering MEng is also dependent on achieving a minimum pass mark of 60% in the Foundation Maths module, plus an overall pass mark of at least 70%.

If you don’t have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to one of our science based degrees, you can apply to our Science Extended Degree. Getting stuck into the four main disciplines of biology, chemistry, maths and physics, you’ll have the chance to get a grounding in the scientific knowledge you’ll need no matter which route you eventually decide to take. But it’s not just about theory here. Our professional, dedicated and friendly staff are on hand to help reshape the way you learn, challenge you to rethink your own practices and equip you with the skills that will be the foundations for your further studies. Taught through lectures, tutorials and laboratory practicals in our modern

facilities, you’ll get the benefit of the staff’s expertise in both academia and industry. Optional drop-in sessions offer a great opportunity for you to strengthen your knowledge and make sure you’ve got a clear understanding of all the material as you go along. On successful completion of this year (you must pass all six modules), you’ll be able to start the first year of your degree in the subject areas of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering*, Forensic Science or Pharmacy.**

** Progression onto Pharmacy MPharm is dependent on meeting stringent performance levels in the Science Extended Degree. You must pass all six modules with an overall pass mark of at least 70%. Plus at least 70% in the Chemistry in Action module and 70% on the maths element of the Foundation Maths module. You must also successfully undertake an interview with the Pharmacy admissions staff.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Meet our staff

Chemical Engineering touches every aspect of life

Dr Daniel Belton

Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering “I’ve been interested in chemical engineering since I was a teenager. A family member worked with chemical engineers and told me all about it. He said, “Chemical engineers work on a wide range of projects”. I also visited a chemical engineering plant and was fascinated by the idea of taking low-cost raw materials and processing them to produce high value products.

Chemical engineering touches every aspect of life, from the water we drink and the food we eat, to the materials of tomorrow. “I really loved maths, physics and chemistry at school so I chose these for my A Levels. At university chemical engineering was one of the few areas where I could combine all three of these subjects. As an undergraduate at the University of Manchester I completed two industrial placements, as a process engineer, which gave me important experience at that stage in my career. After university I studied for a PhD in chemical engineering and analytical science. “I always wanted to go into teaching and had experience of teaching in a secondary school as part of my PhD, so when the opportunity came up at the University of Huddersfield as a Lecturer I took it. “My most memorable event here at Huddersfield is being proud of my students when they graduate and go into the world of work to make a difference. “I view student learning as a collaboration between the lecturer and student. I want students to gain the knowledge and skills that will set them up for their future careers. I am also using my research into graphene to develop exciting and interesting projects for final year MEng students.”

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My student journey so far

Jamie Wordsworth Chemical Engineering MEng “I’ve always had a keen interest in science and my A Levels were in biology, chemistry and maths. At college I found out about chemical engineering through a visiting Lecturer from the University of Huddersfield. I then based my extended project qualification on chemical engineering and worked with a Lecturer from the University on this.

During my placement year I gained hands-on chemical engineering experience and saw the theory I’d studied in my degree translated into real world scenarios. “I chose to study the Chemical Engineering MEng course as it’s the perfect combination of chemistry and maths for me. Plus, the career prospects are really flexible. At Huddersfield there’s also a focus on chemistry, so this keeps my options open and also helps to prepare me to speak to chemists as part of my chemical engineering role. “My most memorable event has been my industrial placement year as a Junior Process Engineer at Manrochem in Yorkshire. I gained hands-on experience in chemical engineering design and conducting hazard and operability studies (HAZOP). It was good to see the applications of what I’d studied in my degree, such as heat transfer and fluid flow, in the context of the real world. Once I graduate I’d like to further develop my career path, gaining a greater depth of knowledge and experience in a variety of chemical industries such that I am then able to progress on to become a Chartered Chemical Engineer. “There’s a great balance of study and social life here and I’ve met lots of people and friends, especially at the Freshers’ events and the societies I’ve joined.”

To hear Jamie talk about his student journey visit hud.ac/profiles

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My student journey so far

Leah Bentley Chemical Engineering BEng(Hons) “I studied chemistry, physics and maths at A Level, which I chose because I’ve always had a strong interest in science and thought this combination of subjects would open up lots of opportunities for me in the future.

I’ve been offered a graduate job at Tata Steel in North Wales, where I completed my placement year. It’s a position similar to my placement role but with more responsibility. “When looking into different degrees, chemical engineering seemed much more industry-based than other science and engineering courses I’d seen. I liked that it combined all of my A Level subjects, but also gave me the chance to experience something completely new. “I applied to the University of Huddersfield through clearing as I didn’t get the A Level results I’d expected. My Sixth Form Tutor advised me to apply to Huddersfield because of its strong focus on placements and employability skills. I then attended the Clearing Open Day, which included a tour of the Chemical Engineering facilities and I was impressed with what I saw. “I developed lots of professional skills during my placement, which I’m now using in my final year. I worked in manufacturing and process management for pre-finished steel products, with a focus on problem solving, quality management and process safety. “I’m now in my final year and one of my most memorable events has been attending the annual ‘Frank Morton’s Day’, a national event where chemical engineering students from UK universities get together to play sports, attend a careers fair and socialise. It’s a great opportunity to network and find out about future employment prospects as well as being a lot of fun! “Whilst at Huddersfield, I’ve also had the chance to act as student ambassador, course representative and have a role in the Chemical Engineering Society committee. I would say to anyone thinking of studying Chemical Engineering at Huddersfield to go for it! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here studying a subject that I’ve grown to love alongside the great opportunities I’ve had and being surrounded by such wonderful staff and peers.” To hear Leah talk about her student journey visit hud.ac/profiles 13


We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to become a student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply.

Apply to us UCAS If this is your first (undergraduate) degree and you want to study a full-time course, then you’ll apply via UCAS at ucas.com If you’re at a college or school right now, it’s probably already registered with UCAS. The best thing to do is ask your teacher or careers adviser to help with your application. Once you’ve applied we’ll keep in touch with you throughout the application process, so you’re up to speed with what’s going on.

When to apply If you want to start your course in September 2019, you can apply to UCAS any time from 1 September 2018 onwards. Please make sure UCAS receives your application by 15 January 2019. Course codes The UCAS website gives you codes for all courses but you’ll also find these with the course details in this brochure. Make sure you enter the right code on your application form. The institution code for Huddersfield is HUDDS H60.

Contact us Got a question? Get in touch with us. Tel. +44 (0)1484 473867 Email. chemicalengineering@hud.ac.uk @hudsas huddersfieldscience

Important Information This brochure is provided for information only and will not form part of your student contract. For full, up to date details on our courses, including when and how that information may change, visit our website at www.courses.hud.ac.uk

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Chemical Engineering 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Chemical Engineering at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)

Chemical Engineering 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Chemical Engineering at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)