The course

UCAS code
H8HF
Duration
6 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

Meeting tomorrow’s energy requirements will need professional engineers with an in-depth knowledge of how energy resources are processed, how they are managed and the impact energy generation has on the environment. Fossil-based fuels such as gas and oil continue to play a significant role in today’s global energy market. In addition, environmental developments with alternative energy sources mean that the technological background of engineers working in the energy sector needs to become much broader. This degree encompasses a range of technologies from oil and gas production, through to renewable resources

The Diploma in Industrial Training (DIT) allows students the chance to work in the chemical and process industry before completing their final year(s) of study. The course structure is the same as the MEng course. Students need to apply and be accepted for a place in industry in order to qualify for the DIT award.

Accreditation

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 fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Detailed course information

Course content

Detailed course guide

Year 1

The first three years of this course have the same structure as the core of our BEng Chemical Engineering (H800) degree, allowing students to opt into or out of this particular course.

Year 2

The first three years of this course have the same structure as the core of our BEng Chemical Engineering (H800) degree, allowing students to opt into or out of this particular course.

Year 3

The first three years of this course have the same structure as the core of our BEng Chemical Engineering (H800) degree, allowing students to opt into or out of this particular course.

Year 4

Specialist topics include process intensification and understanding the nature of energy supply and management. These provide opportunities to study key issues affecting the use and supply of energy. A major design project is started in this year building on the skills attained in projects from the previous years.

Year 5

Together with key chemical engineering topics, further energy-related topics complete the taught part of the course. A major design project pulls together knowledge and skills gained throughout the course.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MEng with DIT Chemical Engineering with Energy Engineering with Diploma in Industrial Training students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 67% are working
  • 14% are studying
  • 3% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 86% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £28000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £27000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Engineering professionals

Entry requirements

Year 1

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 Forth Valley College.
  • For all years, applications are welcomed from holders of non-school qualifications,  mature candidates and overseas students.
  • If you do not see your qualifications here please contact us at studywithus@hw.ac.uk
  • Intermediate 2 / National 5 / GCSE 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.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2020 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales*** International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £19,400

* 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

Featured scholarships

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:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.