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Forth Valley College BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering
Forth Valley College

BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

Falkirk, United Kingdom

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Aug 2023

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Please note that due to COVID-19, this course will initially be delivered via a blended learning approach, which may include face-to-face learning in the classroom, remote learning off-campus, and digital learning. When delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place.

Students undertaking this program complete the one year HNC Chemical Process Technology program 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.

During the HNC Year, students study the fundamental principles of chemical engineering and chemistry and can 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, crystallization, 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.

To enter the program, you must have one of the following:

Four Highers at grade B or equivalent (to include Mathematics, Chemistry and ideally Physics) or Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering or Scientific Technologies plus three further Highers at BBB to include Chemistry, Maths and preferably Physics.

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