Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Our Chemical Engineering BEng degree is an innovative course that has been developed to equip you with a broad range of knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the chemical process industry.

The course has been developed according to the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) accreditation guidelines. This innovative approach means modern subjects are taught and delivered through flipped classrooms, problem-based learning and virtual reality.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to a new, modern laboratory with equipment and rigs for your experimental work. The latest industry standard engineering software packages are available for you to use in the purpose-built computer laboratories.

Our BEng chemical engineering course can be studied full-time over three years, or four years with a placement year.

We encourage the placement year option. This time in industry helps you to further prepare for the world of work and you’ll have a year’s worth of invaluable professional experience when you graduate. If you opt for the placement year, you could find yourself making a difference in the real world working in energy, pharmaceutical or consumer goods.

Brunel Engineers is an annual exhibition that showcases our engineering talent at its finest. It’s a great way for you to network with key engineering professionals and show them the innovative, creative and enterprising work you have produced during your time at Brunel.

National salary surveys consistently place chemical engineers at the top of the engineering pay scales, meaning you will be studying for a lucrative and successful career with our degree.

Course Modules

Year 1

Chemical Engineering Introduction

Engineering Mathematics and Programming

Engineering Practice

Engineering Mechanics and Materials

Engineering Systems and Energy

Year 2

Process Heat Transfer

Equilibrium Stage Separation Processes

Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Chemical and Biochemical Reaction Engineering

Chemical Engineer’s Toolbox

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Transport Phenomena

Year 3

Process Control

Big Data Analytics

Major Design Project

Process Design and Safety

Particulate Engineering and Processing

Sustainable and Environmental Engineering

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 European Fees
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) £19,280 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0with no less than 5.5 in each subsectionInstitution's Own Test60% in Brunel English Language Testwith no less than 55% in each subsectionTOEFL (iBT)79.0with a minimum of:
  • Reading - 18
  • Listening - 17
  • Speaking - 20
  • Writing - 17PTE Academic51.0with a minimum of 51 in all subscores