The course

UCAS code
H8HF
Duration
Up to 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 programme structure is the same as the MEng programme. 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.

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 programme.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:31%
  • Independent study:69%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:75%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 25%
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 programme.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:32%
  • Independent study:68%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:61%
  • Practical: 8%
  • Coursework: 31%
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 programme.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:33%
  • Independent study:67%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:56%
  • Practical: 13%
  • Coursework: 31%
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.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:29%
  • Independent study:71%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:70%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 30%
Year 5

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

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:29%
  • Independent study:71%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:0%
  • Practical: 100%
  • Coursework: 0%
Year 6

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:27%
  • Independent study:73%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:21%
  • Practical: 23%
  • Coursework: 56%

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