The MEng in Chemical Engineering (with placement year) is shaped by the ongoing needs of industry, while focusing on the traditional disciplines of oil, gas and petrochemical production. You’ll get the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to operate in a range of industry sectors, learning in a research-informed, multidisciplinary environment. Your studies will give you a deep understanding of fundamental and advanced technical principles such as:
- Fluid mechanics
- Mass and heat transfer
- Chemical reactions
- Process control
- Safety, health and environment
- EDF Energy
- Thames Water
Year 1: Design, Build and Test (core) Mathematical Methods and Applications (core) Electronics and Mechanics (core) Engineering Materials (core) Thermofluids (core) Computer Aided Engineering (core) Year 2 Further Engineering Mathematics and Statistics (core) Mass Transfer Operations (core) Reaction Engineering (core) Chemistry for Engineers (core) Transport Processes (core) Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics (core) Year 3 Chemical Engineering Design Project (core) Control Engineering (core) Process Design (core) Reliability & Safety Engineering (core) Sustainable Energy (optional) Project Management and Six Sigma (optional) Petroleum Engineering (optional) Final year Advanced MEng Research Project (core) Desalination Technology (core) Transport Phenomena (core) Upstream Production & Refinery Operations (core) Food & Pharmaceutical Processes Engineering (optional) Polymer and Materials Engineering (optional) Water and Waste Water Treatment (optional) Risk Assessment & Management (optional) Supply Chain Management and Production (optional)
Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Chemical Engineers, Institution of
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The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English language requirements for International and EU applicants: The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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