Detailed course guide
Provides a general introduction to the subject, emphasising the role of basic mathematics and science. Courses introduce basic techniques and principles of chemical engineering including: Mass Balances; Basic Thermodynamics; and Energy Balances.
Important themes are developed focusing on an understanding of the movement of material, heat and how materials behave. The principal components of this Level include: Fluid Mechanics; Heat Transfer; and Thermodynamics. A mini design project pulls together the key themes for this year.
For standard BEng/MEng candidates this Level is identical to the BEng/MEng Chemical Engineering structure. Students can apply to companies offering industrial placements. Successful candidates will usually start their placement during the summer vacation.
Year in Industry: Through the placement year, regular contact between the student and University takes place via progress reports and visits. Historically, placements have seen students take on responsible roles supporting their line manager and the company as a whole in its day-to-day operations. Year 5
The specialist and core Chemical Engineering subjects are concluded along with the extensive research project. A central theme is the enhanced design project where students have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in process design and commercial awareness..
Standard entry requirements
Highers AAAB (including Mathematics and Chemistry AA)
A-Levels BBC (including Mathematics and Chemistry BB)
Int. Baccalaureate 31 points (with Higher Level Mathematics and Chemistry)
BTEC DDM (including Mathematics and Chemistry DD)
HNC A in graded unit (in relevant HNC)
Minimum entry requirements*
Highers BBBC (including Mathematics and Chemistry BB)
A-Levels BCC (including Mathematics and Chemistry BC)
* Minimum: under our Fair Access Policy, we will relax our standard entry requirements for some Scottish students depending on their circumstances. Our minimum requirements will apply if you:
live in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20), or
are care experienced.
We can also make exceptions for some Scottish students with grades above minimum but below standard. Read more about our
Minimum and standard entry requirements Year 2
Advanced Highers AAB (including Mathematics and Chemistry AA plus Highers AAAB)
A-Levels AAB (including Mathematics and Chemistry AA)
Int. Baccalaureate 36 points (with Higher Level Mathematics at 7 and Higher Level Chemistry at 6)
Appropriate HND AB in graded units (in relevant HND) Year 3
HND AA in graded units (in relevant HND) Additional information
This degree is also available through a
Partnership Route at selected Scottish colleges. For all years, applications are welcomed from holders of non-school qualifications, mature candidates and overseas students.
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English and Mathematics are required for entry to all levels of our Chemical Engineering courses.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you will have to show us that your English is good enough to succeed on your course. Please refer to our
English language requirements.
Tuition fees for 2019 entry (by residency status)
Scotland / EU**
England / Northern Ireland / Wales***
* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.
** European Union countries (not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales).
*** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses). Additional costs
You may incur additional costs in the course of your studies at Heriot-Watt over and above tuition fees in an academic year. Depending on your programme of study, these may include: protective equipment, field trips, professional memberships, studio fees, required course texts or other study resources.
Scholarships and bursaries
Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2020
In addition to government loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:
Merit Awards for international students starting undergraduate degree courses in 2019
If you are an international fee-paying, self-funded applicant and have achieved, or are on course to achieve, the minimum entry requirements for the programme you wish to study you may be eligible for:
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