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MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering

Programme code:MSC-CEM/ACEUCAS 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 2:1 (hons) in chemical engineering. Appropriate industrial experience at a professional level will be considered.

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 in-depth, advanced and specialist knowledge and mastery of techniques relevant to the areas of chemical engineering;
- demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of, and an ability to critically analyse, concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of chemical engineering;
- exhibit mastery in the exercise of generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities;
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research;
- take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and develop a professional relationships with others;
- formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans to evaluate these;
- evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in chemical engineering.

The programme is designed to equip graduates with a range of advanced chemical engineering skills, thereby enhancing their career prospects in the chemical and related industries.

The MSc programme consists of a number of compulsory (120 credits) and optional modules (60 credits) as well as a major research project (60 credits), totalling 180 credits. The taught modules cover a range of advanced and specialist topics in chemical engineering.

There is also the opportunity to satisfy particular interests through the research project topic and choice of optional modules. 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)
CAPE5300MChemical Products Design and Development15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE5312MBatch Process Engineering15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CAPE5320MMulti-Scale Modelling and Simulation30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE5340MAdvances in Chemical Engineering15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15 or 20 credits from the following optional modules:

CAPE5330MAdvanced Reaction Engineering15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CAPE5365MChemical Reaction Processes20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

CAPE5365M is not available to students who have previously studied CAPE3320
CAPE5365M is compulsory for Petroleum Engineering graduates
CAPE5330M is compulsory for non-Leeds graduates

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

CAPE5331MNuclear Operations15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE5420MFuel Processing15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CAPE5750MMaterials Structures and Characterisation15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CAPE5770MNanomaterials15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

CAPE5331M is not available to students who have previously studied CAPE3331

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:15:49


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