Course details

A Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code H801
Duration 5 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Chemical Engineering

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Jon Zhao
Admissions Tutor
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 8256
Email Xiubo.zhao@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/cbe/ug

Course description

If you don't have appropriate qualifications in maths or chemistry, this course is for you: the foundation year provides you with a concentrated course of maths, chemistry or physics, and engineering. On successful completion, you move straight into the first year of our MEng degree course.

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.

Modules: what you study and when

Foundation years explained

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels ABB with no more than one of Maths/Further Maths or a Science subject
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification BBB with no more than one of Maths/Further Maths or a Science subject + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 33, with no more than one of Maths/Further Maths or a Science subject at Higher Level
BTEC DDD in Engineering including Distinction in Further Maths units or DDD in Applied Science
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2 to include no more than one Maths/Further Maths or a Science subject
Scottish Highers AAABB with no more than one of Maths/Further Maths or a Science subject
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AB with no more than one of Maths/Further Maths or a Science subject
Access to HE Typical requirement of 60 credits overall, 45 credits at Level 3 with 30 at Distinction, including at least 12 credits in Mathematics, and 15 at Merit. Applicants are considered individually
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • GCSE Maths and Science grade 6 or grade B
  • An additional Maths test and interview are required for BTEC Extended Diploma and Diploma applicants. Please contact the Department for more information
  • This course is for those who don't have the required Maths or Science A Levels, or equivalent, for the full degree course
  • A levels in General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted
  • 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

Modules - what you study and when

Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

You can find out more by:

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 30%
Independent study 70%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 46%
Coursework 45%
Practical 10%

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

The Diamond

We're accredited by the IChemE and the Energy Institute, putting you ahead on the path to chartership.

We combine intensive teaching with practical experience to produce the kind of graduates employers want.

You'll be taught in the Diamond (pictured), one of the very best teaching spaces in the UK. This unique facility will provide you with a safe environment in which you'll apply your learning from lectures, tutorials and labs on larger scale process equipment through hands-on experimentation.

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering website

What our graduates do

We turn out fully fledged chemical engineers who can slot straight into industrial teams designing and operating new processes. We have good relationships with global companies - they like the graduates we produce.

Our graduates are working for global companies such as BASF, GlaxoSmithKline and Tata Steel, in chemical and allied products, contracting, oil and gas, consultancy, pharmaceuticals, energy, water, food and drink, materials, process plant and equipment.

Student profile


"...it is very intensive...but because it is such a difficult subject you need to do that amount of work to do well in it."

Alice Reeves
Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Telephone +44 (0)114 222 8256
Email Xiubo.zhao@sheffield.ac.uk

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