Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

Chemical engineers design the processes that convert chemicals, raw materials, living cells, microorganisms and energy into the essential products of modern life. Our programme provides an insight into basic chemistry, process engineering and computational engineering. You’ll understand how to alter the chemical, biochemical or physical state of a substance, processes used to create everything from personal care products to medicines to advanced functional materials, such as smart coatings. You’ll also learn about the engineering principles used to design large-scale processing plants for everything from food to oil, with an emphasis on safety, sustainability and cost-effectiveness. The programme is both practical and theoretical: you’ll be in the lab from the first term, working on projects relevant to the chemical engineering industry. In the third year you’ll carry out a lab-based research project, based on your individual interests and integrated into the School’s world-leading research activities.

Course Modules

Year 1

Engineering Chemistry

Introduction to Chemical Reaction Design

Mathematics and Computing for Engineers 1

Mathematics and Computing for Engineers 2

Mechanics of Fluids 1

Student Centred Learning for Chemical Engineers (double module)


Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 European Fees