The course

UCAS code
H8H2
Duration
Up to 5 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

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

Assessment

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

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MEng Chemical Engineering with Energy Engineering students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 90% are working
  • 0% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 90% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £29000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £28000

Jobs

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

  • Engineering professionals
  • Elementary occupations

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB
  • A-Levels BBB
  • HNC B In graded unit. Additional HNC profile requirement - Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Chemistry
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with BC in Advanced Higher Mathematics and Chemistry
  • Additional information Qualifications must include Mathematics and Chemistry. Physics is strongly advised at least at Standard Grade / National 5, GCSE, or equivalent. Applicants may be admitted with a range of alternative qualifications.

Year 2

  • A-Levels AAB
  • Advanced Highers AAB in Mathematics and Chemistry
  • HNC A in graded unit. Additional HNC profile requirement - graded units tariff is for guidance only. Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.
  • HND BB in graded units. Additional HND profile requirement - graded units tariff is for guidance only. Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction with AB in Adv. Higher Mathematics and Chemistry

Year 3

  • Additional information Some applicants may qualify for advanced entry to Level 3. For example HND, AA in graded units. Additional HND profile requirement: graded units tariff is for guidance only. Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.

Additional information

  • Successful progression on MEng will depend on academic performance during Level 3.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2017 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £17,440

* 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.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2017

In addition to government maintenance 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:

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