Chemical Engineering Beng (Hon)

Course Overview - Chemical Engineering Beng (Hon)

Heriot-Watt University has been a leader in chemical engineering for over 50 years.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 ranked us 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK for chemical engineering.

The 2021 National Student Survey results ranked Heriot-Watt as 1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK for Chemical Engineering, based on overall student satisfaction with our degrees.

BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering is accredited by IChemE and will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical application expected by industry. We have strong li...

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Course Information

Study Mode



4 Years

Start Date



Edinburgh Campus

Course Address
EH14 4AS

Application Details

Course Code


Institution Code


Points of Entry

Year 1, Year 2

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher


including Mathematics and Chemistry

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


with Mathematics and Chemistry at Higher Level 5 for entry to Year 1. For entry to Year 2: 33 points with Mathematics and Chemistry at Higher Level 6.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


in relevant science including Mathematics and Chemistry for entry to Year 1.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

It is also a requirement of every applicant to have English and Mathematics at a minimum of National 5 Grade C or GCSE Grade C or 4 (or equivalent)

Scottish Advanced Higher


in Mathematics and Chemistry plus Highers AABB for entry to Year 2.

Scottish HNC


HNC in a relevant subject (with sufficient Maths and Chemistry) with A in graded unit for entry to Year 1.

Scottish HND


For entry to Year 1: HND in a relevant subject (with sufficient Maths and Chemistry) with BB in graded units. For Year 2 entry: HND in a relevant subject (with sufficient Maths and Chemistry) with AB/BA in graded units.

Foundation Apprenticeship (SCQF Level 6)


We accept Foundation Apprenticeships in combination with other qualifications such as SQA Highers and Advanced Highers.

A level



including Chemistry and Maths, with one at B for entry to Year 1. For Year 2 entry: AAB including Chemistry and Maths with one at A.

T Level

We will consider T Levels as suitable for entry to our degree programmes, however, certain subject requirements may be required for entry to specific programmes. Where this is not evident as part of the T Level studies, we may ask for additional qualifications.

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Fees and funding

Scotland £1,820
England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland £9,250
EU, International £24,048

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