Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 222222
Loughborough University

Chemical Engineering




Studying at university is quite different from what you will be used to at school or college. To help you make this important transition all of our students have a designated Personal Tutor with whom they meet with on a regular basis.

The academic year

The academic year is divided into two fifteen week semesters each comprising twelve teaching weeks, followed by exams. The courses are divided into modules and you will take the equivalent of six modules each semester. You will still have vacations at the end of the traditional terms (December, March and June).

Teaching and learning is achieved through a combination of lectures, problems classes, laboratory practicals, projects and seminars.


Lectures enable students to grasp the basic concepts, ideas and approaches relevant to the topic. Problems classes take place in smaller groups and through tackling problems reinforce and develop students’ understanding of the subject.

For our Process Control courses, the lecturer is able to illustrate the theory delivered during the lecture by linking to our Process Control Laboratory where experiments can be operated remotely. Find out more.


We have well equipped pilot-plant and bench scale laboratory experiments for practical work. Lab sessions put into context the material covered in lectures and help develop your experimental skills.

Design exercises

Through a series of design exercises you will learn how to work effectively as part of a team. The projects become progressively more complex and detailed, and are frequently done in conjunction with industrial partners. By participating in seminars, you will also develop confidence in communicating technical information and concepts to an audience.

How will I be assessed?

We assess your progress using a mixture of examinations and coursework. In your first year the overall ratio of examination to coursework assessment is about 70:30, while the greater emphasis on project work in the final years brings the ratio to nearer 60:40.


Contact us

Department of Chemical Engineering
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU

+44 (0)1509 222 533