Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Brunel’s chemical engineering courses are pioneering programmes have been designed in close collaboration with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) accreditation body to prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career in one of the fastest growing engineering disciplines.

In your first two years, you will gain a solid knowledge and understanding of key disciplines in chemical engineering. You'll learn how to design, evaluate, scale-up and develop technology solutions for a variety of traditional and emerging industries.

Later on, core topics such as process design, process control and sustainability are complemented by modern subjects. These include big data analytics, industrial internet of things and cybersecurity.

Hands-on and transferable skills, highly sought after by employers, are gained through the newly introduced engineering toolbox modules. Your progress will be assessed through combination of exams and assignments in your first two years. In your third and fourth years, assessment is assignment-based only.

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 is an optional placement year

Year 4

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
4 years
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
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