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Chemical Engineering, BEng

University of Aberdeen
Program overview
48 months
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Chemical Engineering, BEng

Chemical engineers contribute to society by helping to manage resources, protecting the environment and controlling health and safety procedures.

If you have an aptitude and fascination for how the physical world works, are interested in how chemical reactions and the physical properties of matter can be harnessed to create world-changing technologies, and want to contribute positively to making the life of the human race better, then you should consider Chemical Engineering.

Admission requirements

English Language Requirements

To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

Overall - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0


Overall - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

Overall - 62 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59

Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency:

Overall - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Courses

  • Principles of Electronics
  • CAD and Communication in Engineering Practice
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Chemistry for the Physical Sciences 2
  • Getting Started at the University of Aberdeen
  • Fundamental Engineering Mechanics

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice

Year 2:

Compulsory Courses

Topics covered can include Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Chemistry, Transport Processes, Fluids and Thermodynamics, Solids and Structures, Electronic Systems, Geology, Electrical and Mechanical Systems and Design & Computing.

  • Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics
  • Design & Computing in Engineering Practice
  • Process Engineering
  • Organic & Biological Chemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Electrical and Mechanical Systems

Optional Courses

Select a further 15 credit points from courses of choice

Year 3:

In year 3, you have the opportunity to study from a range of courses leading to specialisation in your chosen discipline. This is also the point at which a final decision between MEng and BEng must be made.

Compulsory Courses

  • Engineering Analysis and Methods 1a
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Heat, Mass & Momentum Transfer
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Separation Processes 1
  • Chemical Engineering Design
  • Process Modelling
  • Project and Safety Management

Year 4:

The major feature is the individual project in the area of your specialisation. The project occupies half of your study time and can be undertaken in Aberdeen or abroad. The opportunity exists to study a European language to support this study.

Compulsory Courses

Note: For the award of an accredited degree, a pass in EG 4578 Group Design Project (BEng) is required and may not be compensated by compensatory credit.

  • BEng Individual Project
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Process Safety
  • Process Control
  • Separation Processes 2
  • Group Design Project (BEng)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • RUK: £9,250
  • EU / International Students: £20,700
  • Home Students: £1,820

Career paths

Career Opportunities

  • Graduate Operations Support Engineer
  • Graduate Process Engineer
  • Horizons Facilities Engineer
  • Technical Safety Engineer

About this institute

University of Aberdeen

Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...

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Contact info

University of Aberdeen

King’s College
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Scotland, UK


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