Chemical Engineering with Foundation Year (BEng (Hons))

Newcastle University

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The award
BEng (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

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About Chemical Engineering with Foundation Year at Newcastle University

Course Overview

Want to study chemical engineering at Newcastle but don't meet the entry requirements? Take a foundation year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to our Chemical Engineering BEng Honours degree.

At a Glance


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Degree Awarded
BEng Honours

Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA
IB: 37 points

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You will study topics such as:

  • foundation mathematics
  • applied mechanics
  • material science

On successful completion of your foundation year you are guaranteed entry to an engineering degree programme at Newcastle.

Highlights of this degree

Quality and ranking

Quality and ranking

At Newcastle you'll join a School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials with a long-standing reputation for teaching quality and student support:

  • top 10 in the UK in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and The Complete University Guide 2017
  • a 91% overall student satisfaction score, ranking us 7th in the UK in the 2016 National Student Survey
  • Chemical Engineering at Newcastle also ranks in the top 200 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

Who is this course for?

Who is this course for?

If you don't have mathematics and/or science at the appropriate level to apply for our engineering degrees, this course is for you.

If you have proven ability in other subjects, it gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge you need to apply to an engineering degree here.

This course is also appropriate if you have technical or vocational qualifications or are from a different educational system. 

What does it lead to?

What does it lead to?

This course gives you with the knowledge you need to progress to our Chemical Engineering BEng Honours degree.

If you are not sure which engineering discipline you are interested in, you should apply for the general Engineering with Foundation Year degree.

This allows you to delay your choice of engineering discipline until the end of the foundation year.

BEng or MEng?

BEng or MEng?

We offer engineering degrees at two levels - BEng and MEng. Both provide a pathway to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This is one of the most recognised international engineering qualifications.

Our Master of Engineering (MEng) degrees are a direct route to becoming chartered. You don't need to study any more qualifications after your degree to achieve chartered status.

Our BEng degrees can also lead to Chartered Engineer status. However, you'll need to complete further study, like an approved Master's degree.

Visit the Engineering Council's website for information about the benefits of becoming chartered.

Facilities and support

As a chemical engineering student at Newcastle, you will join our School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials.


Facilities include:

  • a state-of-the-art BioLab, providing access to a range of small scale unit operations and the latest equipment
  • a recently upgraded pilot plant laboratory
  • modern bench-top experimental equipment
  • an interactive video teaching system
  • high-specification fume cupboards for handling volatile chemicals
  • two dedicated computing suites, running specialised industry-standard computer software

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You'll be supported by a personal tutor throughout your degree

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Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA
IB: 37 points

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