The course

UCAS code
H8F1
Duration
Up to 6 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

Manipulating molecules into new compounds, which help with health and enhance lifestyle, is becoming increasingly important for industry. The products from these industries directly interact with society. Enabling cleaner and more rapid production of chemical products and intermediates will require chemical engineers with an enhanced knowledge of chemistry. The principal aim is to provide a sound understanding of chemical engineering to enable graduates to become professional Chartered Engineers.

The Diploma in Industrial Training 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 two 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 two 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

Contains Organic Chemistry courses alongside core Chemical Engineering, in preparation for Year 4 and 5.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:35%
  • Independent study:65%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:63%
  • Practical: 14%
  • Coursework: 23%
Year 4

Introduces more core Chemical Engineering topics together with specific chemistry associated with the development of drug-related compounds. Design project topics started this year are concluded in Year 5.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:28%
  • Independent study:72%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:67%
  • Practical: 4%
  • Coursework: 29%
Year 5

Completes the Chemical Engineering subjects, including the major design project. This year also completes the specialist chemistry aspects of the programme.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:0%
  • Independent study:0%
  • Placement:100%

Assessment

  • Written:30%
  • Practical: 20%
  • Coursework: 50%
Year 6

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:22%
  • Independent study:78%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:30%
  • Practical: 20%
  • Coursework: 50%

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