Chemical Engineering with Energy Engineering MEng

  • UCAS code H8H2
  • Duration Up to 5 years
  • Delivery type Full Time
  • Study location Edinburgh
  • Number of places 60 across all programmes

Overview

The Course

Meeting tomorrow's energy requirements will need professional engineers with an in-depth knowledge of how energy resources are processed, how they are managed and the impact energy generation has on the environment. Fossil based fuels such as gas and oil continue to play a significant role in today's global energy market. In addition, environmental developments with alternative energy sources mean that the technological background of engineers working in the energy sector needs to become much broader. This degree encompasses a range of technologies from oil and gas production, through to renewable resources.

Career Prospects

Ensuring consumption of expensive and scarce energy resources are minimised is paramount for businesses. As organisations develop renewable resources, there will be an urgent need for graduates with a keen interest in alternative technologies.

Engineers of the Future

Engineers of the Future is a bespoke five-year company sponsored programme aimed at talented students interested in a career in Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering. It offers the unique opportunity to combine vocational training and an MEng degree with hands on industrial experience.

Programme content

Level 1

The first three years of this course have the same structure as the core of our BEng Chemical Engineering (H800) degree, allowing students to opt into or out of this particular programme.

Level 2

The first three years of this course have the same structure as the core of our BEng Chemical Engineering (H800) degree, allowing students to opt into or out of this particular programme.

Level 3

The first three years of this course have the same structure as the core of our BEng Chemical Engineering (H800) degree, allowing students to opt into or out of this particular programme.

Level 4

Specialist topics include Petroleum Engineering, Intensified Processing and understanding the nature of energy supply and management. These provide opportunities to study key issues affecting the use and supply of energy. A major research project is started.

Fifth Year

Together with key chemical engineering topics, further energy related topics complete the taught part of the programme. A major design project pulls together knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme.

Your career

Kevin Duncan

  • School Keith Grammar School, Aberdeenshire
  • Degree BEng Chemical Engineering
  • Present Job Facilities Engineer with ExxonMobil Upstream Production, Aberdeen

"I left school after fifth year and started a four-year apprenticeship as an Instrument Technician. I visited Heriot-Watt and found the people and lecturers very friendly. I was accepted into the second year due to my relevant qualifications and experience. Starting university aged 23 was daunting, but it was very easy to establish a network of friends, some of whom I lived with for the subsequent years in Edinburgh city.

"Hard work and outstanding performance are acknowledged and rewarded. Many multi-national companies have great respect for the chemical engineering degrees provided by Heriot-Watt, and I highly recommend studying there."

Jenna Robertson

  • Degree MEng Chemical Engineering with Pharmaceutical Chemistry and DIT
  • Present Job Operations Process Engineer, Chevron

"Chemical Engineering is a great challenge and so varied! Sometimes you cannot predict what is coming next, but with each day you have the opportunity to use your knowledge to its best and be technically creative. I like being able to solve problems logically and having the responsibility of solving operational and design issues. Chemical engineering is one of the best paid engineering disciplines and has excellent career prospects due to the fact that chemical engineers have the greatest overview of chemical plant operations.

"Heriot-Watt's excellent reputation, both within the chemical engineering industry and with the Institution of Chemical Engineers, was a key factor in my decision to choose to study here. On my first visit I thought the campus was lovely. I met some of my best friends in halls! I received an academic scholarship for the duration of my programme, and being a musician in my spare time, I also applied for and received a music scholarship.

"The staff were particularly supportive, especially when I joined the programme in second year. They spent additional time with me when I started, ensuring that I was up to speed.

"Heriot-Watt encourages taking a year out before your final year to develop your engineering skills. I did this, and it made everything I learned about afterwards far clearer. Heriot-Watt has established special relationships with companies through the student DIT scheme."

Entry requirements

The University offers as its normal entry routes:

  • entry at Level 1, mainly for students with Scottish Highers (or similar)
  • entry at Level 2, mainly for students with A-levels (or similar).

There is nevertheless considerable flexibility, depending on the level of qualifications, for entrants with A-levels to opt to enter at Level 1 and for Scottish students to enter at Level 2. Direct entry into Level 3 is also possible for students who already have certain HE qualifications.

Level 1 entry

  • Highers AABB
  • A-Levels BBB
  • HNC B In graded unit. Additional HNC profile requirement - Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Chemistry
  • Scottish Baccalaureate pass with BC in Adv. Higher Maths and Chemistry
  • Additional information Physics is strongly advised at least at Standard Grade, GCSE, or equivalent. Applicants may be admitted with a range of alternative qualifications. Qualifications must include Mathematics and Chemistry .

Level 2 entry

  • A-Levels ABB
  • Advanced Highers BB plus AABB at Higher (must include 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.
  • Scottish Baccalaureate distinction with AB in Adv. Higher Maths and Chemistry

Level 3 entry

  • Additional information 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. Successful progression on MEng will depend on academic performance during Level 3.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for 2014 entry (by residency status)
Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternational
FeePaid by SAAS£9,000£15,490

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the 3 years before the start of your programme. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships & bursaries