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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements English language requirements: * All applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not previously studied in an English speaking country for at least a year have to provide evidence of English language ability before they can register. The two international English language tests which are acceptable to the University are IELTS and TOEFL. * A minimum overall score of 6.0 is required from the IELTS test, with not less than 5.5 in listening and reading, and not less than 5.0 in speaking and writing. * From a TOEFL paper based test the requirement is a minimum score of 580, with 4.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE). * From a TOEFL computer based test the requirement is a minimum score of 240, with 4.0 on the essay rating. * If your English language is does not meet the above requirements it is possible to take a pre-sessional English language course at the University prior to registration as a postgraduate student. Further information on the English language requirements and on pre-sessional English language courses run by the University can be found at the University Language Centre Webpages. Academic entry requirements: * A minimum UK Second Class Honours degree (2.2) or an equivalent overseas degree in Chemical Engineering or a related Engineering or Science discipline
  • Academic Title
    Chemical Engineering MSc/PGDip
  • Course description
    The course is designed to train engineers for exciting and challenging careers in the chemical and allied industries, in process design and research and development as well as in process engineering.
    There are six taught modules with optional components, plus computer-aided process design and research projects. The compulsory taught modules cover advanced topics in process modelling and simulation, process synthesis and optimisation, transfer processes and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). These core modules together with the use of state-of-the-art computer software, including CFD, provide a strong background of knowledge in industrial process design and process engineering.

    The research project module enables students to gain experience of planning, conducting and reporting research of the type undertaken in an industrial/academic environment. The research projects, experimental and/or computational in nature, are available in the main research areas of the academic staff, which include:

        * Chemical and bio-chemical processing;
        * Fluid mechanics and transfer processes;
        * Particle science and engineering;
        * Process systems and information engineering.

    Alternatively, students may propose their own project. In all cases a member of academic staff is assigned as a supervisor for the project.

    12 months full-time

    School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering
    Staff in the School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering (SPEME) achieved the highest rating (5) in the last government Research Assessment Exercise. Not only does this confirm our status as one of the foremost Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering research and learning centres, it also means that our teaching staff are at the leading-edge of their field so students benefit from world-class cutting edge teaching and learning.

    Our high ratings for teaching and research also means that we are able to attract the best staff and can invest to provide excellent laboratory facilities.

    Naturally for engineering research institutes, there is substantial interaction with industry, conducting leading edge research, developing novel techiques and processes, and in continuing professional development in the form of PhDs and masters degrees.

    What you study
    -The MSc course is a twelve month modular course, whilst the PGDip course runs for a full academic year (October to June). Students will study some of the following taught compulsory and optional modules from the following areas

        * Computer Aided Design Project
        * Transfer Processes
        * Process Modelling and Simulation
        * Process Control
        * Batch Process Engineering
        * Atmospheric Processes
        * Process Synthesis and Optimisation
        * Computation Transfer Processes
        * Chemical Plant Commissioning
        * Industrial Polymer Engineering
        * Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in Databases
        * Reaction Engineering

    (As a fast moving area these options are liable to change so for up to date information please contact us directly).

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