BEng Chemical Engineering
Introduction to the Program
The Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is a three or four year undergraduate degree program taught in English.
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by The University of Nottingham with cooperation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China.
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About the Program
Chemical Engineering is the processing of materials on a commercial scale to make useful and valuable products. Typical processes and products include: petroleum refining, petrochemical, bulk chemicals, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, food processing, fuels and energy production, water treatment and minerals processing. The course will equip graduates to work at a professional level on activities such as process design and plant operations management. The study programme provides students with core scientific and engineering knowledge together with a range of transferable skills including IT, communications, management, analysis and problem solving. Opportunities to work on projects and practical experimentation occur in all years of the course.
The degree is offered as a three of four year programme depending on your entry qualification. Students have the option to study the whole course in China (3+0 or 4+0) or spend their last two years at The University of Nottingham, UK (1+2 or 2+2).
Year One (Preliminary year – Ningbo) N.B. This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.
In this foundation year, the focus is on a special programme and English for academic purposes. Designed by highly-experienced staff at the Univsity’s Centre for English Language Education, this programme prepares students fully for their degree courses. Common modules of study across all degrees include:
written and oral communication and study skills
sciences such as physics and chemistry maths for engineering and computer science
engineering communication and IT skills. This module will have a hands-on approach to ensure competency in: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Additionally, the module involves the use of a software environment (eg MATLAB) to help solve engineering and mathematical problems related concepts and methods studied during the year while introducing programming technical material in drawing, schematic and graphical format.
Students work in small groups to develop their academic English language skills.
Year Two (Qualifying Year-Ningbo)
Common modules of study covered in the first part of the year across all courses include:
professional engineering skills
engineering solid mechanics
fluid mechanics and hydraulics
introduction to electrical and electronics engineering
Specialized modules include:
process engineering fundamentals
heat and mass transfer
separation processes fundamentals
process engineering project
Year Three (Part I-Nottingham or Ningbo)
Students focus on common process operations and equipment including design methods.
Other subject include:
There is intermediate scale laboratory work
Year Four (Part II-Nottingham or Ningbo)
Students will undertake laboratory pilot plant-scale work.
Key subjects include:
safety and project management
study of reactors
high added-value product design
Students will work on a large group project plus specialized topics of interest.
Minimum English Requirement
In addition to academic requirements, students whose first language is not English or entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English.
To ensure that you can fully benefit from your studies at UNNC, you will need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency.
For Preliminary year (year one) entry
- IELTS 5.5 with the writing band no less than 5.0 or
- PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51)
For Qualifying year (year two) entry
- IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0 or
- PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55)
Students who have completed a recognised degree, or completed the whole of their secondary education in one of these countries within the last 10 years are not normally required to take a separate English language test.
Otherwise, in addition to the more common language qualifications – such as IELTS, TOEFL, (I)GCSE, O level, IB and A and AS level English – the University also considers a number of other English language qualifications for admission.
The minimum English language requirement for BA English Language and Applied Linguistics, BA English Language and Literature, and BA English with International Business is:
- IELTS 7.0 with each band no less than 6.0 or
- PTE Academic 67 (minimum 55)
Start Date of the program
The tuition fees are RMB80000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 320000 RMB.
The University has several buildings designated for international students, building 11, 18 and 20. All rooms are fully furnished and equipped with air conditioning and a telephone and computer point; enabling students to make and receive telephone calls and access the University’s data network from their bedrooms. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.