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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Chemical Process Engineering

Programme code:MSC-CEM/PEUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Tariq Mahmud Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A bachelor degree with a minimum of 2:1 (hons) or equivalent in a in a related engineering or science discipline. Applicants with a high 2.2 may be considered on an individual basis where they can demonstrate competence in specific modules and/or with relevant professional industrial experience.

All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification eg IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:


Programme specification:

At the end of the programme students should be able to:
- demonstrate fundamental as well as advanced knowledge and mastery of techniques relevant to the areas of chemical engineering and process technology;
- demonstrate a in-depth understanding of, and an ability to critically analyse, concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of chemical engineering;
- develop and evaluate engineering solutions to a range of problems encountered within the industry;
- demonstrate appropriate technical competencies relevant to the industry;
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research;
- evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in chemical engineering;
- use a range of acquired knowledge, abilities and personal skills in order to pursue a successful career in the chemical and process industries.

The programme is designed to convert graduates in a related science or engineering discipline to a specialisation in chemical engineering through an appropriate combination of fundamental, core and advanced chemical and process engineering modules, research project and a plant design project organised in line with the guidelines prescribed by the IChemE for accreditation. This enhances their career prospects in the chemical and related industries.

The MSc programme consists of a number of compulsory taught modules as well as a design project and a major research project (60 credits), totalling 180 credits. The taught modules cover fundamental and core principles and advanced topics and current process technologies in chemical engineering.

There is also the opportunity to satisfy particular interests through the research project topic. The project accounts for one-third of the credits for the MSc programme and enables students to gain experience of planning, executing and reporting on work of the type they will undertake in an industrial or academic environment.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CAPE5000MResearch Project (MSc)60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
CAPE5020MTeam Design Project15 creditsSemester 2
CAPE5300MChemical Products Design and Development15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CAPE5301MSeparation Processes30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CAPE5305MChemical Process Technology15 creditsSemester 1
CAPE5311MChemical Reaction Processes15 creditsSemester 1
CAPE5312MBatch Process Engineering15 creditsSemester 2
CAPE5315MChemical Engineering Principles15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Last updated: 11/09/2019


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