Postgraduate study
Engineering

MSc Chemical Engineering*

The MSc Chemical Engineering postgraduate course is ideal if you are a chemical engineering undergraduate or if you are working within the chemical and process associated industries – pharmaceutical, fertilisers, power and energy, or water companies – and are looking for professional development, for a promotion and/or to get up to date with industry standards and research.

Course information

Full-time

  • September enrolment: 1 year, January enrolment: 16 months, including a summer break

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2018 entry

Part-time

  • September enrolment: 2 years, including a summer break, January enrolment: 28 months, including two summer breaks

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2018 entry

  • Typically one day a week
  • Enrolment date: September and January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 738800
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £561 per 20 credits
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  • Facilities

    Reporting on engineering at Teesside University

    A tour of Teesside University engineering facilities and employer partnerships, enabling us to produce graduates ready for the world of work.

 

You cover a range of advanced chemical engineering subjects, broadening and deepening your understanding and knowledge of the field. You have the opportunity to develop your skills in synthesising information from a wide variety of sources and developing your decision-making abilities in solving complex chemical engineering problems. Themes within the course include sustainability (recycling, better use of raw materials) and electrochemistry (battery technology and renewable energy).

This course provides you with an industrially, commercially and professionally relevant education by developing your lifelong learning skills, fostering an ethos of continual professional development and giving you a progression route for further professional development.

Teesside University has a 50-year history of teaching chemical engineering. We have core staff with direct experience of working in or with the chemical engineering industry, in the UK and overseas.

You use our impressive lab facilities for your research - we have a separations lab with absorption and distillation columns, a catalysis lab and fermentation processing unit. You may have the opportunity to link in with our ERDF-funded project on the development of hydrogen economy and other on-campus and regional industry-based research projects.

Our chemical engineering graduates have gone on to work for companies including SABIC, Johnson Matthey, Sembcorp, GlaxoSmithKline and CF Fertilisers.

Course structure

Core modules

Electrochemical Principles

Engineering Research Project

Health, Safety and Environment

Process Improvement and Optimisation Quality

Research and Enterprise Practical Health and Safety Skills

Supply Chain Management

This module demonstrates how to benchmark an organisation and introduces you to the concepts of key performance indicators, total quality management (TQM), six sigma, total productive maintenance (TPM) and supply chain management. You learn the manufacturing assessment methodology based on data provided in a benchmarking case study. Topics covered in TQM, TPM, and supply chain management enable you to plan activities, which improve quality programme maintenance planning and supply chain integration for an organisation and move that organisation towards sustainable competitive advantage.

Sustainability in Chemical Engineering

 

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

You can study this course either full time over one year or part time over two years, attending one day a week. Full-time and part-time students can start their studies in Semester 1. Full-time international students can start their studies in Semester 2. The modules on this course are all FHEQ Level 7.

The course structure is divided into 20-credit taught modules delivered in one of two semesters. After successfully completing these modules, you proceed to a 60-credit research project where you undertake a major piece of individual research work.

The course consists of 120 credit of taught modules and a 60-credit Engineering Research Project. Taught modules are delivered over one semester providing the opportunity for both in-depth learning and immersion within the subject material.

The course leader is Dr Faizan Ahmad and the core chemical engineering team is involved in teaching the modules.

How you are assessed

The course assessment tests subject knowledge, independent thought and skills acquisition. Assessments are robust, equitable and manageable and incorporate both formative and summative assessment opportunities.

We use a variety of assessment tools to ensure that you have a range of opportunities to demonstrate learning:

  • design reports
  • laboratory reports
  • portfolios
  • exams
  • group work
  • preparing and displaying posters
  • technical interviews/oral presentations
  • literature surveys, evaluations and summaries
  • dissertation.

You are presented with an assessment schedule with details of the submission deadlines for summative assessments.

Career opportunities

Chemical engineers are employed worldwide in activities including research and development, design and plant operation. They are involved in a wide range of sectors including utilities, construction, defence, chemicals, oil, pharmaceuticals, energy and environment.

Entry requirements

You will normally have a 2.2 degree with significant chemical engineering content.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country

* Subject to University approval

Course information

Full-time

  • September enrolment: 1 year, January enrolment: 16 months, including a summer break

More full-time details

2018 entry

Part-time

  • September enrolment: 2 years, including a summer break, January enrolment: 28 months, including two summer breaks

More part-time details

2018 entry

  • Typically one day a week
  • Enrolment date: September and January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 738800
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £561 per 20 credits
    More details about our fees

Contact details

Further information

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