BEng Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience (H811)

Course overview 

This programme enables you to extend your course by one year and spending at least 38 weeks in industry.  It complements our existing MEng Chemical Engineering with a Year in Industry. You'll learn about the design and operation of processes for making a wide range of products on which everyone's standard of living depends. These include food, fuels, medicines, plastics and the basic materials for high technology industries. Between years 2 and 3 of your course you'll take a paid placement in industry, which will provide you with wide-ranging experiences that will put your academic studies into context and improve your skills and employability.

Year 1 Year 2 Year in Industry
Year 4
Principles of Chemical Engineering 1 Process Control Year in Industry Core
Chemical Principles Mass Transfer and Separation Processes Process Design Project
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Engineering with Living Systems 2 Systems for Sustainability
Global Engineering Challenge Week Reaction Engineering 1 Science of Formulated Products
Principles of Chemical Engineering 2 Experimental Investigation Transport Phenomena
Fluid and Particle Mechanics Process and Product Design Reaction Engineering 2
Heat Transfer Introduction to Biopharmaceutical Engineering Optional 
Engineering with Living Systems 1 Engineering - You're Hired Environmental Engineering
Mathematics (Chemical) Mathematics III (Chemical) Electrochemical Engineering
Biopharmaceutical Engineering
Pharmaceutical Engineering
Introduction to Fuels and Energy
Nuclear Chemical Engineering

Please note there may be some changes to the modules before you start your course. For the very latest module information, please contact us.


We have a dedicated Careers Liaison Officer,Louise Hall, who is the main contact between companies and the Department. This means that when vacancies arise the information is quickly passed on to the student body via the Careers Boards and e-mail.

Many graduates go into careers directly related to the subject with job titles such as Chemical Engineer, Process Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, Energy Engineer, and Graduate Nuclear Engineering Trainee.

These jobs are in sectors such as oil and gas, nuclear, energy, pharmaceuticals, food/drink, and polymers.

Others go into careers that utilise the high level numerical, analytical and problem solving skills gained from studying the subject, such as Production Manager, Quality Manager, Chartered Accountant, Risk Consultant, Investment Analyst, IT Consultant, and Logistics Manager.

Entry Requirements, Application and Fees 

A Levels AAA including Maths and a science subject and excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification AAB including Maths and a science subject and excluding general studies and critical thinking + A in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 36, 6 in Higher Level Maths and a science subject
BTEC DD in Engineering or Applied Science + A Level Maths grade A
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3 including Maths and a science subject
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAAAB + AA including Maths and a science subject in both
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels A + AA in Maths and a science subject
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
International Equivalences 

Other requirements
Science subjects include: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Electronics, Environmental Science, Computer Science or Further Maths
International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department


You can apply for an undergraduate course at Sheffield via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Please visit the central university webpage for full application details.


Student Fees

Study Abroad Fees


Louise Hall
Admissions Officer
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
The University of Sheffield
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 7576
Email: chemeng@sheffield.ac.uk