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Advanced Chemical Process Design MSc

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Degree awarded
MSc, PG Certificate, PG Diploma, PG Modular
MSc FT- 12 months, PT up to 60 months
Entry requirements

To study MSc, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate you will need a 2(i) (upper second class honours) first degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent qualifications/experience.  Applicants with a 2(ii) will be considered and are welcome to apply.

Examples of relevant disciplines for your first degree are: chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial chemistry, environmental engineering, food engineering, petroleum engineering and chemistry.  Please enquire to find out if your first degree is suitable. However contents in first degrees vary and we require relevant transcripts to evaluate suitability.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

For details of how to apply go to:

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

Do you want to enhance your career options by learning how to design effective processes which will achieve savings on cost, energy usage and emissions.  Industry needs to find clean and efficient ways to use materials, energy and capital and companies need to be successful and to maximise profits.  On the course you will learn how to optimise the design and integration of chemical processes - skills which mean you will be in great demand from employers.  The course emphasises design for the production of commodity chemicals and fine and speciality chemicals.

  • The course focuses on the selection of processing steps and their interconnection into a complete system to transform raw materials into desired products
  • You learn how to design complete processes for commodity chemicals as well as fine and speciality chemicals production
  • You develop valuable transferable skills, including use of design and modelling software such as Hysys, ProII, Matlab and Aspenplus

Who will benefit?

The course is for recently graduated scientists and engineers who are interested in developing their understanding of chemical process design and want to develop their career in the production of commodity chemicals and fine and speciality chemicals.

How will you benefit?

  • Advanced training in the most recent principles and concepts of process design ensure you are up to date with the most progressive ideas in the field
  • Regular feedback from senior businessmen and women from prestigious international companies mean that the course is considered to be of high quality and extremely relevant to industry
  • The qualification you gain will be recognised all around the world and the excellent reputation of the course amongst employers mean that you will immediately enhance your career prospects
  • Training in the use of process simulation software and other software tools means that you graduate with skills which are highly useful to employers
  • The availability of e-learning material enables you to plan your time to study at your own pace - and you can choose between studying full-time at the University or part-time through distance learning


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000
    International students (per annum): £20,100

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
Contact name
Miss Lisa Ogden
+44(0)161 306 4149
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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