Chemical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
5 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 17960

All study options

About Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University

The BEng programme forms the core for our advanced MEng programmes allowing us to offer flexibility to students. Programmes share the same first two Levels, with the more chemistry oriented Pharmaceutical Chemistry MEng programme specialising in chemistry topics in Level 3. Our programmes aim to provide students with the sound understanding of chemical engineering fundamentals needed to become professional Chartered Engineers. In addition to a grounding in science, mathematics and engineering, our students acquire practical abilities that are highly sought after by industry.


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 a Chartered Engineer.


Work and study

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

  • 66% are working
  • 16% are studying
  • 4% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 80% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.


  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £26000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £27000


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

  • Engineering professionals
  • Sales occupations
  • Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
  • Natural and social science professionals
  • Teaching and educational professionals
  • Conservation and environment professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Administrative occupations
  • Customer service occupations

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMEngHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study5 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 17960

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternationalFeePaid by SAAS£9,250£17,960

* 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 2018

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:

  • Heriot-Watt University Bursary (up to £3,100 per year)
  • Heriot-Watt Academic Scholarship (£1,000 per year)

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB
  • A-Levels BBC
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with BC in Advanced Higher Mathematics and Chemistry
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Chemistry
  • HNC B In graded unit. Additional HNC profile requirement - Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further
  • 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

  • Advanced Highers AB in Mathematics and Chemistry
  • A-Levels AAB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction with AB in Adv. Higher 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.

Year 3

  • 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

  • Progression to MEng Successful progression on MEng will depend on academic performance during Level 3.
  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details.

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