This 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 and breadth of knowledge of aspects of advanced chemical engineering and a range of up-to-date process technologies, which enable you to design, operate and manage processes and associated manufacturing plants and to provide leadership in innovation, research and technology transfer. For students with a non-chemical engineering background, the concepts of process design are introduced leading to a plant design project.
We are ranked 4th in the UK for Chemical Engineering by The Complete University Guide and we also rank highly in the other main league tables.
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Duration: 12 months (full time)
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £10,000; International: £16,500
Scholarships: £5,000 scholarships available.
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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.
The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. 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 2014 a list of modules will be available shortly in the 2014 brochure.
All of our MSc courses operate on a credit-based modular system. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project is worth 60 credits. You are required to take modules totalling 180 credits.
|Compulsory module for all students||Credits|
|Compulsory modules for chemical engineering graduates||Credits|
|Batch Process Engineering||15|
|Advanced Reaction Engineering||15|
|Advances in Chemical Engineering||15|
|Computational Transfer Processes||15|
|Waste Treatment and Disposal||15|
|Compulsory modules for non-chemical engineering graduates|
|Process Chemistry and Chemical Technology||15|
|Chemical Reaction Processes||15|
|Batch Process Engineering||15|
|Plant Design Project||15|
|Optional modules for all students (choose two)|
|Industrial Polymer Engineering||15|
|Advanced Energy Systems||15|
|Chemical Processing of Minerals||15|
This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.
Career prospects are excellent. There are a wide range of career opportunities in the chemical and allied industries in process engineering, process design, research and development, as well as in finance and management.
A minimum of a UK second class (2.2) honours degree or equivalent, in chemical engineering or a related engineering or science discipline. Appropriate industrial experience at a professional level will also be considered.
English language requirement: A pass at GCSE level in English language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. You will need to meet our minimum requirements for one of the following recognised English language tests: the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Pearson Test of English Academic.
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 the Postgraduate Admissions team, e: email@example.com, t: +44 (0)113 343 2343.