The course

UCAS code
H8AS
Duration
5 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

This alternative route to the BEng/MEng Chemical Engineering is delivered in partnership with Forth Valley College. Students complete an HND Chemical Process Technology, which enables direct entry to Year 3 at Heriot-Watt University.

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Overview

The 2019 NSS results placed Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt as 1st in Scotland, based on the average response across all questions submitted by students.

Our BEng or MEng in Chemical Engineering provides students with both the theory and practical application expected by industry. We have strong links with professional communities, allowing us to enhance the career prospects of our graduates.

Programme structure

Years 1 and 2: Forth Valley College

The course is delivered for the first two years at Forth Valley College, where you will study the fundamental principles of chemical engineering and chemistry. In the second semester of Year 2, Forth Valley College students participate in a design project at Heriot-Watt.

Years 3 to 5: Heriot-Watt University

Forth Valley College students will transfer into the third year of the Heriot-Watt BEng/MEng Chemical Engineering programme and follow its programme structure for the remainder of the degree.

Forth Valley entry requirements

The entry requirements for the Forth Valley HND are Scottish Highers BBC or equivalent. These must include chemistry and mathematics. Find out more about the partnership programme with Forth Valley College. 

If you wish to apply for direct entry to first year at Heriot-Watt, please see our our main BEng Chemical Engineering or MEng Chemical Engineering course pages.

Application form

To apply for this combined programme, you can either apply via UCAS using the code H8AS or you can use the online application form for MEng/BEng Chemical Engineering at Forth Valley College.

Accreditation

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The BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) on behalf of the Engineering Council, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an incorporated engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a chartered engineer. 

Detailed course information

Course content

Students on this partnership route enter at Year 3 having first completed their HND Chemical Process Technology programmes at Forth Valley College.

Year 3

Provides opportunities to analyse key operations in the industry, particularly the processing and separation of gases and liquids. In parallel, there are courses looking at chemical reactor theory, how processes are controlled and the prediction of physical behaviour. Material on Safety, Sustainability and Economics is consolidated in a group-based project.

Year 4

A central theme is the advanced analysis of key processing operations and their control. Specialist topics include Energy Efficiency, Safety and Sustainability. A group-based design project is also undertaken.

Year 5

MEng only

Specialist and core chemical engineering subjects are studied in this year, 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.

Entry requirements

Year 3

HND a combined HND Chemical Process Technology from Forth Valley College.

Additional information

This course refers to a special partnership entry route only. If you are interested in studying a BEng Chemical Engineering or MEng Chemical Engineering and enter in Year 1 or 2, please refer to the main Chemical Engineering course page for details.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2019 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland
Fee Paid by SAAS

* 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.

Scholarships and bursaries

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.