Wolverhampton chemical engineering course accredited by IChemE

Article by Adam Duckett

THE University of Wolverhampton has had its chemical engineering degree accredited by IChemE.

Wolverhampton’s BEng degree course in chemical engineering, joins programmes at more than 60 universities around the world that have been recognised by IChemE. Accreditation involves peer-review assessment of the learning outcomes of a degree against criteria established by Engineering Council.

Phil Cox, Director of Chemical Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “Our course is aimed squarely at producing engineers and covers energy resource exploitation and management, industrial practices and processes, chemical thermodynamics and reaction engineering, process design and control, health and safety, protection of the environment, and petroleum and chemical refining.”

Commenting on breadth of opportunities that a chemical engineering education provides access to, Cox added: “In terms of careers on offer, you could end up working on an oil rig in the Middle East, in a pharmaceutical plant or in the fast-moving consumer goods industry. It really does open doors.”

Wolverhampton has agreed to pay for its undergraduates to become Student Members of IChemE, giving them access to benefits that include digital access to The Chemical Engineer, Loss Prevention Bulletin, Journals, Knovel e-library and resources for young members.

IChemE accreditation provides a benchmark against other programmes across the world and the BEng provides students with evidence of meeting educational-base requirements when applying for Incorporated Engineer (IEng), while accredited MEng programmes provide evidence for Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Article by Adam Duckett

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