Advanced Chemical Engineering - MSc

University of Leeds    School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Full time September MSc 1 year full time

About the course

This Masters degree will extend your existing knowledge to provide you with advanced chemical engineering and process technology skills for an exciting and challenging career in these process industries. You’ll develop advanced knowledge in key areas such as reaction engineering, product development, process modelling and simulation, and pharmaceutical formulation or energy technology.

The course has been designed to provide greater depth in aspects of advanced chemical engineering and a range of up-to-date process technologies. These will enable you to design, operate and manage processes and associated manufacturing plants, and to provide leadership in innovation, research and development and technology transfer.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in chemical engineering. Applicants must have strong marks across a breadth of relevant modules, including mathematics and physical sciences.

Applicants with a high 2.2 will be considered on an individual basis where they can demonstrate competence in specific modules and/or with relevant professional industrial experience.

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André Gachette

After completing a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, I wanted to further my knowledge in the subject. A Masters degree is a requirement for attaining Chartered status with the Institution of Chemical Engineers, so would be extremely valuable to me in the future.

I chose the University of Leeds because of its reputation as a well-respected school for Chemical Engineering. This fully accredited degree will also provide the opportunity to undertake a significant project in an area where research is currently limited.

The best aspect of studying this course has been the broad scope of the programme. No two modules are the same, which keeps things interesting as well as expanding your knowledge across a range of subjects.

Projects often present the opportunity to develop an intimate knowledge of a specific subject area by studying it in detail. Recently, I completed a group project themed around delayed coking – a thermal-cracking process used in petrochemical refineries. The project culminated in delivering a group presentation and preparing an informative poster that was displayed in the department.

I am currently researching the potential for using glass doped with rare earth metals to non-invasively monitor the concentration of specific molecules in the human body. It’s a relatively new and promising area of research, which is exciting to be a part of.

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