All our Chemical Engineering courses have professional recognition and are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). This means that after gaining appropriate industrial experience, graduates may apply for corporate membership and gain professional recognition as a Chartered Engineer.
Chartered status is a benchmark of professionalism that many Chemical, Biochemical and Process Engineers aspire to. Engineers with corporate status earn, on average, £15,000 more per year than their non-corporate colleagues. Achieving Chartered status requires a minimum of four years experience employed in a relevant post, which includes time worked on industrial placements undertaken whilst at University.
Choosing an MEng Course to help gain Chartered Engineer status
MEng courses take one year longer than the BEng to complete and give you the opportunity to study a specialist subject in more depth. However, an MEng will also help you gain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
If you gain an accredited BEng (Hons) rather an MEng degree, then you will have to provide evidence of further learning after graduation before you can achieve IChemE chartered status. This further study could be achieved during your career through work based learning, a Masters qualification (MSc) or a Chemical Engineering PhD, so may require you, sooner or later in your career, to either take a career-break or tackle a part-time or distance-learning course in addition to your job commitments.