Imperial College London

Course Modules

Year 1: Basic principles of chemical engineering; behaviour of fluids; business for engineers; chemistry; heat and mass transfer; mathematics; properties of matter; thermodynamics. Year 2: Business for engineers; computing; heat transfer and fluid mechanics; industrial chemistry, biochemistry and catalysis; languages; mathematics; process dynamics and control; reaction kinetics and implications for reactor design; separation techniques; thermodynamics. Year 3: Behaviour in industrial organisations; design of process equipment; environmental engineering; fluid and particle mechanics; reaction engineering; safety and loss prevention; separation processes; strategy of design; courses selected from a wide range of management, humanities and engineering electives; projects in process synthesis, process flowsheeting, safety, process equipment design, a techno'economic case study, and further laboratory work. Year 4: Modules can include: Entrepreneurship; finance and financial management; innovation management; project management; advanced bioprocess engineering; advanced process synthesis and optimisation; clean fossil fuels; colloid and interface science; downstream separation in biotechnology; dynamic behaviour of process systems; dynamical systems and chaos; environmental biotechnology; formulation engineering and technology; fundamentals of biotechnology; introduction to nuclear energy; membrane science and membrane separation processes; modelling of biological systems; process heat transfer; nuclear chemical engineering; nuclear thermal hydraulics; nuclear materials; pharmaceutical process development; process heat transfer; product characterisation; polymers; separation processes; philosophy; controversies and ethical dilemmas in science and technology; European history, 1870'1989; history of medicine, science and technology in western civilisation; modern literature and drama; music and western civilisation; European languages; Japanese.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
MEng (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher AAA
  • GCE A-level A*AAA-A*A*A
  • European Baccalaureate 85%
  • International Baccalaureate 39
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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97% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 93%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 99%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 100%

£28,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 65
Studying 20
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 10

38% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 50%

Total Coursework: 24%

Total Practical: 1%

£2,994 - £9,221
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,335 - £11,475
Typical cost of private accommodation