Chemical engineering now extends beyond its traditional roots in oil and gas processing. In this course you will learn about the aspects of chemical engineering that deal with the design and development of formulated products such as food and pharmaceuticals.
This programme comprises 12 short-course taught modules (six core and six optional) and a research project carried out with one of the department's research teams (MSc only).The programme has options in Food Processing, Pharmaceutical Technology and Business Studies.
Multidisciplinary core modules cover the fundamental science and engineering underpinning the design of sophisticated formulated products. Depending upon your academic background, you will begin by studying the fundamental principles of either chemical engineering or the relevant biological science.
Further core modules deal with topics such as:
Modern molecular biology Advanced techniques for material characterisation Interfacial physics and chemistry Structured fluids Molecular delivery Optional modules
A wide range of optional modules enables you to gain specific knowledge relating to food and/or pharmaceutical product development. You may also choose to study business and management modules, or develop mathematical modelling skills.
The programme can be studied full-time over one year, or part-time over two or three years. Modules are also available individually to fulfil continuing professional development needs.
About the School of Chemical Engineering
Birmingham has one of the largest concentrations of Chemical Engineering expertise in the UK, with an excellent reputation in learning, teaching and research. Investment totalling over £3.5 million in our buildings has resulted in some of the best teaching, computing and laboratory facilities anywhere in the UK. We have achieved an excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) – the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. 87% of the research in the School was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. It was ranked joint fourth overall in the UK for its research prowess and first nationally for research impact. The enthusiasm that the academic staff have for their research comes through in their teaching and ensures that they and you are at the cutting edge of chemical engineering.