BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering (University of Strathclyde)

Students undertaking this programme complete the one year HNC Chemical Process Technology programme at Forth Valley College followed by guaranteed progression to year 2 of a BEng Chemical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. This course is part of the Engineering Academy offered by the University of Strathclyde.

UCAS code: 0BRT

During the HNC Year students study the fundamental principles of chemical engineering and chemistry and will also get the chance to develop practical skills. Upon completion of the HNC students transfer to year 2 of BEng Chemical Engineering at Strathclyde University.

In years 2 and 3 topics include Material and Energy Balances, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer and Fluid Flow. Engineering practice and chemical engineering laboratory work are also introduced along with finance and business studies. The principles taught in Years 2 and 3 are applied to the most important unit operations used in the chemical and process industries, including distillation, gas absorption and adsorption, evaporation, crystallisation, filtration and drying. Reactor design, biochemical engineering and food processes are also covered. Laboratory work continues and you will carry out two small Chemical Engineering design projects to apply your growing knowledge to a practical problem.

In year 4 students carry out an individual research project and submit a thesis.

  • Chemical Engineer

One of the following:

  • Three Highers at Grade B or equivalent and one Higher at Grade C or equivalent (to include Mathematics & Chemistry and preferably Physics).
  • The Engineering Academy may make a contextualised offer in accordance with Widening Access policy; entry would require 4 Highers at BBCC (to include Mathematics & Chemistry and preferably Physics).
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering or Scientific Technologies plus three further Highers at BBB to include Chemistry, Maths and preferably Physics

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact 

Additional Requirements:

Final selection is subject to successful interview


Falkirk Campus



Start date

21 August 2023

End date

07 June 2024

SCQF Level

Level 7

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