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The award
MEng

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Chemical Technology at Queen's University Belfast

This exciting new course reflects our distinctive position as the only combined School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in the UK to offer a degree comprising core elements of both disciplines.

It also reflects the workplace, where chemists and engineers work together and need to communicate with and understand each other. Fundamental aspects of each discipline are studied, and in later stages specialist modules in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering are chosen determining whether an MEng or MSci degree is awarded.

Chemical Technology Degree highlights

Only joint school of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in the UK to offer this combined degree with the advantage that both disciplines are taught in the one school.

Global Opportunities

  • Opportunities to study in Europe, Canada and USA under the Erasmus and TASSEP exchange programmes are available. We also have exchanges with Chalmers Technical University in Gothenburg, Sweden and Delft Technical University in Delft, the Netherlands.

Professional Accreditations

  • This is a new course which will be considered for accreditation by both the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Industry Links

  • Studying for a Chemical Technology degree at Queen's will equip you with technical skills in both science and engineering. Through studying in a joint school of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering you will be trained in the interdisciplinarity needed to work in different areas in the Chemical Industry. The wide range of transferrable skills obtained mean graduate jobs in a range of areas are also open.The school has a links with a number of industries and the Industrial Advisory Board has a strong influence on the curriculum and direction of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered. Industry representatives visit the school to recruit undergraduates for student placement and graduate schemes and are involved with judging poster competitions held in the school. There are a wide range of industrial research collaborations within the school and undergraduate research projects are often linked with these areas of research.

World Class Facilities

  • State of the art teaching facilities include recently refurbished lecture theatres and teaching laboratories. During the final year research project, students have the opportunity to work alongside post graduate research students in specialised research labs.
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Careers

Career Prospects

Introduction
This exciting course is aimed at those wanting a degree level understanding of and practical skills in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and who will apply these skills at the interface between science and engineering. It is a four-year MEng degree (with an option for an extra sandwich year placement in industry), for high-calibre students with the ability and aspiration to practice professionally at the highest levels.

Employment Links
This is a new degree which will be considered for accreditation by both the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Additional Awards Gained

This is a new degree which will be considered for accreditation by both the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Prizes and Awards

The school has been awarded the prestigious Athena SWAN silver award for its work in promoting women in science.

Degree plus award for extra-curricular skills

In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Degree Plus. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.

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Notes about fees for this course

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee rates for undergraduate students who first enrol at the University in the academic year 2018-19 have not been agreed. Tuition fees for 2019-20 will be based on 2018-19 levels, normally increased by inflation and these are set out below.

Northern Ireland (NI)£4,160England, Scotland or Wales (GB)£9,250Other (non-UK) EU£4,160International£19,500

Tuition fee rates are calculated based on a student's tuition fee status and generally increase annually by inflation. How tuition fees are determined is set out in the Student Finance Framework.

Additional course costs

All Students

Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies.

Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library.

If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. A programme may have up to 6 modules per year, each with a recommended text.  

Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges.  

Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs.

If a final year includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding.

Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen.

There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

Chemical Technology costs

Students are required to buy a laboratory coat in year 1 at a cost of £15. Students have the option to hire a locker, at a cost of £5 per student per year. Students have the option to join the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) at a cost of £19 per annum.

How do I fund my study?

There are different tuition fee and student financial support arrangements for students from Northern Ireland, those from England, Scotland and Wales (Great Britain), and those from the rest of the European Union.

Information on funding options and financial assistance for undergraduate students is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/Fees-and-scholarships/.

Scholarships

Each year, we offer a range of scholarships and prizes for new students. Information on scholarships available.

International Scholarships

Information on scholarships for international students, is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Entrance requirements

A level requirements
AAB including Mathematics and Chemistry

Irish leaving certificate requirements
H2H3H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grades H2 and H3 in any order in Mathematics and Chemistry

Selection Criteria

In addition, to the entrance requirements above, it is essential that you read our guidance notes on 'How we choose our students' prior to submitting your UCAS application.

How we choose our students

Applications are dealt with centrally by the Admissions and Access Service rather than by the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Once your on-line form has been processed by UCAS and forwarded to Queen's, an acknowledgement is normally sent within two weeks of its receipt at the University.

Selection is on the basis of the information provided on your UCAS form, which is considered by the Selector for the degree along with a member of administrative staff from the Admissions and Access Service. Decisions are made on an ongoing basis and will be notified to you via UCAS.

Applicants for this degree must have had, or been able to achieve, a minimum of six GCSE passes at grade B or better (to include English Language and Mathematics), though this profile may change from year to year depending on the demand for places. The Selector also checks that any specific entry requirements in terms of GCSE and/or A-level subjects can be fulfilled.

Offers are normally made on the basis of three A-levels. Two subjects at A-level plus two at AS would also be considered. The offer for repeat candidates may be one grade higher than for first time applicants. Grades may be held from the previous year.

Applicants offering two A-levels and one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate (or equivalent qualification) will also be considered. Offers will be made in terms of performance in individual BTEC units rather than the overall BTEC grade(s) awarded. Please note that a maximum of one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate (or equivalent) will be counted as part of an applicant's portfolio of qualifications. The normal GCSE profile will be expected.

Applicants offering other qualifications, such as the International Baccalaureate or Irish Leaving Certificate, will also be considered. The same GCSE (or equivalent) profile is usually expected of those candidates offering other qualifications.

The information provided in the personal statement section and the academic reference together with predicted grades are noted but, in the case of this degree, these are not the final deciding factors in whether or not a conditional offer can be made. However, they may be reconsidered in a tie break situation in August.

A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking would not normally be considered as part of a three A-level offer and, although they may be excluded where an applicant is taking four A-level subjects, the grade achieved could be taken into account if necessary in August/September.

Candidates are not normally asked to attend for interview.

If you are made an offer then you may be invited to a School Visit Day, which is usually held in the second semester. This will allow you the opportunity to visit the University and to find out more about the degree programme of your choice and the facilities on offer. It also gives you a flavour of the academic and social life at Queen's.

If you cannot find the information you need here, please contact the University Admissions and Access Service (admissions@qub.ac.uk), giving full details of your qualifications and educational background.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

English Language Requirements

An IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent acceptable qualification, details of which are available at: http://go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - FOUNDATION AND INTERNATIONAL YEAR ONE PROGRAMMES

INTO Queen's offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare international students for undergraduate study at Queen's University. You will learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre on campus, and will have full access to the University's world-class facilities.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry.

INTO - English Language Course(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

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