Chemical Engineering MSc

You will study 180 credits in total during your Chemical Engineering MSc. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project is worth 60 credits. These are the modules studied in 2016. If you are starting in September 2017, these will give you are flavour of the modules you are likely to study. All Modules are subject to change.

Compulsory modules for graduates with a chemical engineering background

Research project - 60 credits
You will undertake a research project during the summer months.
Recent projects include:

  • Control of heat release and temperature levels in jacketed stirred tank vessels
  • Pool boiling heat transfer of nanofluids
  • Computational modelling of particulate flow

Chemical Products Design and Development - 15 credits

Multi-scale Modelling and Simulation - 30 credits
Provides an overview of modelling techniques at the microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic length scales, eg molecular modelling, discrete element methods and process systems modelling. It will show how multiscale modelling can be applied to solve practical problems via a number of case studies.

Batch Process Engineering - 15 credits
Provides an understanding of the distinctive features of batch processes, the concepts and methods for scheduling and simulation batch operations, skills for selection of batch route, solvents and equipment, and the design of control systems and the future directions in batch manufacturing techniques.

Advanced Reaction Engineering - 15 credits
Covers advanced topics in reaction engineering, including non-isothermal operation and stability of reactors, non-ideal flow reactors, reactions catalysed by solids and design of packedbed and fluidised-bed reactors, multiphase reactions and reactor design, and recent advances in reaction engineering.

Advances in Chemical Engineering - 15 credits
Introduces the most recent developments in chemical engineering science and technology, covering topics such as colloidal science and engineering, nanoscience and technology, process analytical technology and non-intrusive measurement techniques.

Optional modules for graduates with a chemical engineering background

Fuel Processing - 15 credits
This module will deliver an understanding of the technologies and chemical processes used in fuel processing in the oil, gas and coal industry and enable students to solve technology-specific problems and critically address technology-comparative questions.

Pharmaceutical Formulation and Analysis - 30 credits                  

Compulsory modules for graduates with a non-chemical engineering background

Research project - 60 credits
You will also undertake a research project during the summer months.

Separation Processes - 30 credits
Provides a thorough grounding in the unit operations of distillation and absorption for binary and multicomponent systems. Provides a basis for the equipment design aspects of the plant design project module.

Chemical Process Technology and Design - 30 credits
Provides an understanding of the basic concepts surrounding pharmaceutical and chemical processes, design and manufacturing.

Batch Process Engineering - 15 credits
Provides coverage of various aspects of batch processing of chemicals.

Chemical Reaction Processes - 15 credits
Provides a comprehensive introduction to types of reactions and reactors, together with rate analysis and principles of design of ideal reactors.

Chemical Engineering Principles - 30 credits