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School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Chemical Engineering MSc

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Overview

The course aims to provide you with advanced chemical engineering and process technology skills for exciting and challenging careers in the chemical and process industries. It also enables graduates in chemistry or other science/engineering disciplines to convert to a specialisation in chemical engineering.

The course has been designed to provide a greater depth of knowledge in aspects of advanced chemical engineering and a range of up-to-date process technologies. These will enable you to design, operate and manage processes and associated manufacturing plants and to provide leadership in innovation, research and technology transfer.

Course duration: 12 months (full-time)
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £10,000; International: £19,000
Scholarships: Scholarships worth up to £2,000 available.
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council, and it satisfies the requirements of further learning for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

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Modules

The table below shows the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2014. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2015 download our 2015 brochure to give you a flavour of what you will study.

All of our MSc courses operate on a credit-based modular system. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project/dissertation is worth 60 credits. You are required to study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory module for all students Credits
Research Project 60
   
Compulsory modules for chemical engineering graduates Credits
Multi-scale Modelling and Simulation 30
Batch Process Engineering 15
Advanced Reaction Engineering 15
Advances in Chemical Engineering 15
Fuel Processing 15
   
Compulsory modules for non-chemical engineering graduates  
Separation Processes 30
Chemical Process Technology and Design 30
Batch Process Engineering 15
Chemical Reaction Processes 15
   
Optional modules for all students (choose two)  
Industrial Polymer Engineering 15
Pollution Sampling and Analysis 15
Energy Management and Conservation 15
Fuel Processing 15

This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content of our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.

Career options

Career options
Career prospects are excellent. There is a wide range of career opportunities in the chemical and allied industries in process engineering, process design and research and development as well as in finance and management.

Graduate destinations
Every year our Careers Centre undertakes a destination of leavers survey with students six months after graduation. A selection of these destinations, from the last five years, can be found on our employability page.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a UK second class honours degree (2.2), or equivalent, in chemical engineering or a related engineering or science discipline.

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.

English language requirement: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification e.g. IELTS: 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Our Language Centre provide a range of English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional courses, which are designed to help international students develop their language and academic study skills.

How to apply

The easiest and quickest way to apply for one of our masters courses is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process. However, if you prefer, you can download an application form to print out and complete. Once complete, please return this, along with the correct documents to our Engineering Admissions Hub either via email or post: Engineering PGT Admissions Hub, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.

If you are an International (non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizen) applicant who has applied for, or intends to apply for, this course within the Faculty of Engineering and require a student visa to study in the UK then you will require an ATAS certificate.

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e: pgchemical@leeds.ac.uk, t: +44 (0)113 343 2343.