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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.