You’ll study a series of compulsory modules that will build your knowledge of chemical engineering principles, chemical products design and development, separation processes, chemical process technology, chemical reaction processes and batch process engineering.
You will also take part in a team design project, which will give you the skills and practical experience necessary to contribute to major industrial multi-disciplinary design projects. Your team will plan and execute the project, identify and analyse key issues in materials science and engineering that will affect the project’s success, and deliver final recommendations.
Every student undertakes a research project that runs throughout the year. This project allows you to apply what you’ve learned to a piece of research focusing on a real-world problem, and it can be used to explore and develop your specific interests.
Throughout the research project, you’ll produce an independent study, reflecting the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired. This will enable you to gain experience of planning, executing and reporting a research work of the type you will undertake in an industrial or academic environment. You’ll also have access to some of the outstanding facilities in School of Chemical and Process Engineering.
You’ll choose your topic – normally related to one of our world-class research areas – and work closely with your supervisor to apply what you’ve learned to a real-life problem. A proportion of projects are formally linked to industry, and may include spending time at the collaborator’s site over the summer.
Want to find out more about your modules?
Take a look at the Chemical Process Engineering module descriptions for more detail on what you could study.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Chemical Process Engineering MSc in the course catalogue
Process and Plant Design Project
Research and Innovation Project
Chemical Process Technology
Batch Process Engineering
Chemical Engineering Fundamentals
Chemical Reaction Processes
Separation Process Technologies
Learning and teaching
We use a variety of teaching and learning methods including lectures, practicals, tutorials and seminars. Independent study is also an important element of the course, as you develop your problem-solving and research skills as well as your subject knowledge.
Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies: it’s a central place where you can find all the information and resources for the School, your programme and modules.
You can also benefit from support to develop your academic skills, within the curriculum and through online resources, workshops, one-to-one appointments and drop-in sessions.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including problem sheets, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests, assignments and exams. Optional modules may also use alternative assessments.