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.


The modules listed below are from the current academic year and there may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, please contact us.

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


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 and Application 

A Levels - AAA including Maths and a science subject

A Levels + Extended Project Qualification: AAB including Maths and a science subject and excluding general studies and critical thinking + A (EPQ) 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 and Advanced Highers
Scottish Highers grades AAAAB + Advanced Highers grades AA in Maths and a science subject

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A levels - Pass + AA in Maths and a science subject

Advanced Diploma - Engineering Grade A + AA at A level in Maths and a science subject

Access to Higher Education Course - Applications will be considered on an individual basis. Our typical requirements are 60 credits overall with Distinctions in 30 Level 3 credits, including maths and science units, and Merits in 15 Level 3 credits. Grade A in A level Maths also required.

Science subjects include Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Electronics, Environmental Science, Computer Science or Further Maths.

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications

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


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.


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