The UK is a fantastic place to study Chemical Engineering due to our history of invention and innovation. Our Chemical Engineering Foundation will prepare you to study a range of undergraduate degrees such as Chemical and Energy Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.
You can study our Chemical Engineering Foundation at our Cambridge or Brighton Colleges. Cambridge is our specialist centre for engineering and based in the home city of one of the top 10 universities in the world. Brighton is home to many digital and technology businesses and it offers students a vibrant and dynamic place to explore your ideas and study.
Students study 18-25 hours per week in class. The course is modular in structure. It has core modules studied by all Foundation students with modules tailored for engineering students. The core Foundation modules develop academic and English language skills, and specialist modules develop your understanding of chemical engineering.
This Foundation prepares you with the academic knowledge and skillset for a degree in Chemical Engineering at a UK university.
You can explore a selection of university destinations that Foundation students can choose from here.
Students on this subject pathway will receive an offer of conditional progression* to study at the following universities:
Start in October and you will have an extra one half of a term to prepare for the Foundation programme in January. You will receive extra English classes, extra university guidance and have more time to develop study skills.
An introduction to algebra, including transformations and logarithms; trigonometry, data handling, and calculus.
Develop an understanding of further kinematics, circular motion, simple harmonic motion, moments in 2D, elasticity and further particle dynamics.
Study and gain understanding of matter, heat-specific and latent, gases.
Develop the work covered in Pure Maths 1, including more advanced algebra (functions, trigonometric identities), differentiation (logarithmic and exponential functions), and integration (solving first order differential equations).
Explore the fundamental principles of chemistry and how to apply them, such as atomic structure, bonding, periodicity, redox systems, equilibria and energetics.
Develop an understanding of vectors in 2D; kinematics and forces in 1D and 2D through Newton's Laws of Motion; statics and equilibrium; moments; work and energy; and power.
Study reaction rates, acid-base equilibria, kinetics and organic chemistry.
Academic English Skills provides thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable international students to best achieve their academic potential at University. Key skills include:
Improving IT literacy and creativity using MS Office, Business and Media applications; develop internet research skills.
*Offer of conditional progression is subject to meeting all academic requirements, submission of completed UCAS application, academic reference, personal statement meeting required standard, and passing the Foundation programme with the required grades and English language level. Please note that the letter in itself is not a Conditional Offer from the university. You will receive a conditional offer if you meet all the requirements through your submission of a completed UCAS application.
GCSEs are taken as a course of study before taking A Levels or a Foundation pathway. We offer a 2 Year GCSE Pathway programme as well as a 3 and 4 term programme, offering students from the age of 14 years an early opportunity to establish the language, learning and cultural skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education.
A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice.
A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 70 universities in the UK.