Modern chemical engineering is a vast subject extending far beyond its traditional roots in oil and gas processing. As well as dealing with chemical reactors, distillation and the numerous processes that take place in a chemical or petrochemical plant, there is an increasing need for chemical engineers able to design and develop formulated products and to have knowledge of biotechnology and environmental issues.
Who will benefit from the course?
What are the benefits to students?
We use modern, innovative teaching and learning methods which have proved extremely successful and are enjoyed by our students. Much of the source materials and study aids are available through Blackboard (the University's web learning package) which has the advantage of enabling you to carry out much of your study when and where you want. You take part in face-to-face lectures, seminars and laboratory classes.
The Dissertation Project forms a major part of the MSc course and provides useful practice in carrying out academic research and writing in an area that you are interested in. You have the opportunity to study a chosen topic in depth - you can choose one of the challenging topical projects available through the University or if you are employed can base your project on an aspect of your current job or employer's business.
The course helps you to develop valuable transferable skills such as report writing, data analysis and presentation skills - these are all invaluable for your career development.
Assessment is a combination of examinations and written coursework assignments. For the MSc a major part of the assessment is through an in-depth project which is written up as a formal dissertation report.
The amount of effort required by a student is measured in credits. An MSc requires the completion of 180 credits.
Typical Course Units
A full list of current units is available here .
Please note that some restrictions may apply due to timetable conflicts/class sizes.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: [email protected]
For those with a chemical engineering background, a masters level qualification in Advanced Chemical Engineering from a top UK University will provide a boost to your career prospects.
The National Signposts to Employability Survey 2000 (Performance Indicator Project) found that employers preferred to employ University of Manchester engineering graduates above any others.
This programme is accredited by the IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers).
Visit the Advanced Chemical Engineering (MSc) page on the University of Manchester website for more details!