Carbon Capture Plant

Key facts

Total expected intake

140 (2021 entry)

Applications : Admissions ratio

5 : 1 (based on 2019 entry data)

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

2nd in the UK

Guardian University Guide 2020

2nd in the UK

About the Department

Chemical engineering students at Imperial have the chance to graduate with unrivalled expertise through access to the world’s most advanced Carbon Capture Pilot Plant in an educational facility.

Equipped with over two hundred industrial instruments that feed into our on-site ABB Control Room, it gives our students hands-on experience of the sort of real-world skills that will be essential in their future careers.

This practical education is supported by a high level of industrial input in our curriculum through our close collaboration with partners in the chemical, energy (oil, gas and renewable), healthcare and processing industries.

Benefits for our students include guest talks and lectures, industry-led projects, sponsorship of prizes and options for vacation placements.

Scholarships for widening participation applicants

The Department will award scholarships of £6,000–8,000 per year to up to ten applicants, who are identified as widening participation applicants at the point of application.

These scholarships are awarded on top of the Imperial Bursary and any government funding you may also be eligible for.

To identify widening participation applicants, we will use the same contextual data that we use to determine who is eligible for our admissions schemes.


Four-year courses (270 ECTS):

* Apply initially for MEng Chemical Engineering (H801)

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