Chemical Engineering BEng

Our Chemical Engineering BEng degree is an innovative course that has been developed to equip you with a broad range of knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the chemical and biochemical industry.

Course details

Our BEng chemical engineering course can be studied full-time over three years, or four years with a placement year.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Brunel University London

Course overview

The course has been developed according to the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) accreditation guidelines. This innovative approach means modern subjects are taught and delivered through flipped classrooms, problem-based learning and virtual reality.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to a new, modern laboratory with equipment and rigs for your experimental work. The latest industry standard engineering software packages are available for you to use in the purpose-built computer laboratories.


Entry requirements

GCE A-level ABB including grade B in Maths and grade B in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology (Use of Maths and General Studies not accepted).

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) DDM in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Further Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mechanical or Further Electronic/Electrical Principles modules.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) DDM in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems.


Brunel’s pioneering chemical engineering courses have been designed in close collaboration with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) accreditation body to prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career in one of the fastest growing engineering disciplines.


Course delivery is a well-balanced mix of theory and practical sessions. In your first two years, you will gain solid knowledge and understanding of key areas in chemical engineering. You’ll also be introduced to process plant operation, control and safety through the Chemical Engineer’s Toolbox module. In your final year, you move on to modern topics such as big data analytics and you will work on your major design project.
  • BE1601 – Engineering Mathematics and Programming (Core)
  • BE1602 – Engineering Practice
  • BE1603 – Engineering Systems and Energy
  • BE1604 – Engineering Mechanics and Materials I
  • BE1605 – Engineering Mechanics and Materials II
  • CL1620 – Chemical Engineering Introduction
  • CL2602 – Chemical Engineer’s Toolbox
  • CL2603 – Engineering Computing and Statistics
  • CL2604 – Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • CL2605 – Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • CL2606 – Fluids Mechanics
  • CL2600 – Engineering Chemistry
  • CL2601 – Heat and Mass Transfer
  • CL2607 – Separation Processes I
  • CL3602 – Process Design and Safety I
  • CL3605 – Chemical Engineering Design Project
  • CL3603 – Separation Processes II
  • CL3606 – Process Design and Safety II
  • CL3600 – Biochemical Engineering
  • CL3601 – Process Control
  • CL3604 – Big Data Analytics