Chemical with Nuclear Engineering
  • Undergraduate
  • MEng

Chemical with Nuclear Engineering

Advance your understanding of chemical and nuclear engineering in this professionally accredited degree.

Gain a specialist focus on nuclear engineering

Focus on chemical operations with an emphasis on successful control and mitigation

Advance your design, computing and practical skills through hands-on projects

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Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MEng

  • Duration

    4 years

  • Start date

    October 2025

  • UCAS course code

    Apply to H801

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • Not set Home

    • Not set Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

  • Applications: places

    5 : 1 (2023)

Minimum entry standard

  • A*A*A (A-level)

  • 40 points (International Baccalaureate)

View full entry requirements

Course overview

Discover how chemical engineers bring about innovation and improvements in process industries on this four-year course.

You'll learn to apply scientific, engineering and business principles to a variety of complex practical issues.

A number of group projects will enhance your design, theoretical and computing skills, and provide opportunities to carry out practical work in our laboratories.

This includes the chance to learn in our state-of-the-art Carbon Capture Pilot Plant, representative of a scaled-down chemical engineering plant.

Your first two years of study will focus on fundamental science and mathematics and how these apply to practical engineering problems. This work will help you build sound practical expertise and engineering judgement, while you'll also build familiarity with the ‘mastery’ concept.

Environmental effects of chemical operations are highlighted throughout the course, with an emphasis on successful control and mitigation. Environmental technology and safety engineering are also explored in detail.

As the course progresses, you'll cover more specialist content, relevant to the nuclear engineering component of the course. These modules will provide you with a basis for employment in the nuclear and related industries.

Your study reaches Master's level in the fourth year, and culminates in a substantial research project.  

Much of your project work will be grounded in real industry problems and is designed to help you develop vital transferable skills in teamwork and communication.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You’ll study the following core modules.

Core modules

You’ll study the following core modules.

Core modules

You’ll study the following core modules.

Core modules

You’ll study all core modules and choose three optional modules. 

At least one optional module must be from Group B.

Core modules

Optional modules - Option A

Optional modules - Option B

Professional accreditation

This degree is professionally accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

With a professionally accredited degree, you’ll be able to demonstrate to employers that you have achieved an industry-recognised standard of competency. Professional accreditation also provides international recognition of your qualifications, which you can use to launch a career abroad.

With this integrated Master’s degree, you’ll fully meet the educational requirements for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Becoming a Chartered Engineer can further enhance your career prospects and earning potential. It demonstrates your competencies and commitment to lifelong learning – providing you with recognition in your field and greater influence and opportunities.

You can learn more about becoming a Chartered Chemical Engineer on IChemE's Get Chartered website.

The department went through a successful accreditation process during the 2019-20 academic year, with accreditation renewed for a further five years.


In addition to your degree, you’ll receive the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI) upon completion of this course. This associateship is awarded by one of our historic constituent Colleges.

Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning


  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Team activities (final design project)

Years 1-3

  • 25% Lectures and tutorials
  • 75% Independent study
  • 0% Team activities (final design project)

Year 4

  • 10% Lectures and tutorials
  • 75% Independent study
  • 15% Team activities (final design project)

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures and guest lectures
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Laboratory and project work
  • Presentations

Balance of assessment


  • Coursework
  • Practical
  • Examination

Year 1

  • 20% Coursework
  • 10% Practical
  • 70% Examination

Year 2

  • 30% Coursework
  • 8% Practical
  • 62% Examination

Year 3

  • 40% Coursework
  • 5% Practical
  • 55% Examination

Year 4

  • 45% Coursework
  • 5% Practical
  • 50% Examination

Assessment methods

  • A person completing a written exam
  • Project work
  • Person completing coursework
  • In-class tests
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Papers from a written report
    Individual and group reports
  • Person making a presentation

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply via UCAS

When applications open, you will be able to start your application via UCAS Hub. There you can add this course as one of your choices and track your application.

Applications open on 14 May 2024

Application deadlines – 29 January 2025 at 18.00 (UK time)

Tuition fees

Home fee

2025 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Home fee for 2024–25 was £9,250

Overseas fee

2025 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Overseas fee for 2024–25 was £40,940

Your future career

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Prepare yourself for a career in chemical engineering, nuclear engineering, or related fields.

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Demonstrate your knowledge and skills in a range of technical and non-technical fields.

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Learn skills you can use for a career in process, energy, healthcare, or chemical plant design.

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A wide range of industries will value your specialised knowledge.

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Graduates have also progressed to research organisations, public utilities, and the IT industry.

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Other career options include nuclear laboratories, investment banking, and international oil companies.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications