BEng Chemical Engineering (Year in Industry)

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Course Overview

BEng Chemical Engineering (Year in Industry)

Chemical Engineering at Swansea is ranked 10th in the UK for it's Student Satisfaction by The Guardian University League Table 2018. As a student on the BEng Chemical Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course, you will be prepared to meet the needs of modern process engineering. Modules build on established chemical engineering areas with application to energy, health, food, water and the environment.


You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.

To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International Scholarships

Key Features

Chemical Engineering at Swansea is ranked 11th in the UK for Graduate Prospects by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017.

Why study Chemical Engineering at Swansea University?

From authoring definitive text books on chemical engineering to finding solutions to the world's water shortages, Swansea University has a proud tradition delivering pioneering process engineering solutions to meet our modern-day needs.

Our internationally leading research underpins our BEng Chemical Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course, which provides knowledge of physical, chemical and biological processes. Our enthusiastic staff are committed to excellence in teaching and research.

The starting salary for graduate Chemical Engineers is the highest out of all engineering disciplines.

Chemical Engineering students Chemical Engineering students in the lab at Swansea University


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Chemical Process Principles
EG-101Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Chemical and Environmental Engineering Laboratory
EG-103Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Heat Transfer
EG-111Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Chemical Engineering Skills
EG-160Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid Mechanics 1
EG-169Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Environmental Awareness for Engineers
EG-189Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Analysis 1
EG-190Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Analysis 2
EGA102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Process Analysis and Design
EGA109Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Introductory Organic Chemistry
EGA110Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Instrumental and Analytical Chemistry
EGA114Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Chemical Engineering Science

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Separation Processes
EG-203Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Biochemical Engineering Principles I
EG-204Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Reactor Design
EG-206Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Instrumentation Measurement and Control
EG-208Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Process Design and Simulation
EG-210Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Thermodynamics of Process Design
EG-211Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Fluid Flow
EG-215Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Process Modelling
EG-220Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Process and Pilot Plant Operations A
EG-230Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Process and Pilot Plant Operations B
EG-233Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)0Placement Preparation: Engineering Industrial Year
EG-285Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Statistical Techniques in Engineering

Year 3 (Level 5 YR OUT)

FHEQ 5 Sandwich Year
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-E01Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)120Industrial Placement Year (Engineering)

Year 4 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-304Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Safety and Loss Prevention
EG-3062Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Process Equipment Design, Selection & Control
EG-307Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Particulate Systems
EG-337Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Reactor Design II
EG-338Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Separation Processes II
EG-386Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Management
EGA323Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Energy and Low Carbon Technologies
EGA326Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Chemical Engineering Design Project
EGZ300Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Environmental Engineering Practice


As a student on the BEng Chemical Engineering (Year in Industry) degree, you will learn the skills to be an effective Chemical Engineer.

Chemical engineers design, operate and optimise chemical and physical processes that turn raw materials into valuable products for human use. They also use their skills to dispose of the by-products generated by these processes in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the BEng Chemistry Engineering course are:

AAB-BBB at A level (including Mathematics and Chemistry)

Other recommended subjects include:

Further Mathematics
Design Technology

Variable offers made dependent on subjects studied and all applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement taken into account.

Or 32 at IB (preferably including good HL marks in Mathematics).

Students studying for BTEC qualifications require DDD, plus B grade at A level Mathematics. Studying A level Mathematics alongside a BTEC qualification is our strongly recommended entry pathway for those studying BTEC qualifications. Students not studying A level Mathematics, alongside their BTEC qualification, require D*D*D - D*DD with D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’, plus minimum GCSE grades of B in Mathematics and 2 x B grades in Science/Engineering/Manufacturing.

Find out the entry requirements for an international student.

Students with industrial experience and qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have studied access or vocational qualifications, you are advised to apply for the Integrated Foundation Year.

If you are applying for Level Two (second year) entry, in order to be considered, you will need to have already covered the topics offered in Swansea at Level One (first year) in a certified qualification, with a high overall score.

How To Apply

Find out how to apply for the BEng Chemical Engineering (Year in Industry) degree as an UK or EU student.

Find out how to apply for the BEng Chemical Engineering (Year in Industry) degree as an international student. 

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BEng (Hons) Full-time (with a year in Industry) £9,000 £18,450

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Students on this course will need to meet the costs of the item below:

  • Pair of safety boots for industrial site visits. £20 maximum cost.

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the library. All software needed for the course is available on the Engineering network, for use within our PC rooms at Swansea University.

Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus and halls of residence.


The BEng Chemical Engineering at Swansea University is 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 partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

IChemE internationally accredited degree IChemE accreditation:

  • Assures you that the course will give you a solid professional grounding in the subject
  • Assures you the teaching will be of a high standard, relevant, with appropriate practical content and appropriate contact hours from fully qualified academic staff
  • Meets the needs of employers
  • Includes internationally accepted standard process safety and sustainability content
  • Provides a foundation for you to aim for the prized Chartered Engineer status

Year in Industry

The year in industry can be undertaken in the UK or overseas. The advantages of the placement year are extensive. 

For example, not only will you gain valuable industrial experience, you will also be paid a salary for that year. Currently, the average annual salary is over £15,000.

Support and guidance is provided to help you secure a placement. There are CV writing workshops, presentations from students and companies. Plus advice on job hunting and application tips.

Find out more on our Year in Industry website: