The Advanced Chemical Engineering with Information Technology and Management programme addresses recent developments in the global chemical industry by focusing on advancements of information technology and business management skills, including entrepreneurship.
It builds on the Department’s established strengths in computer modelling, process systems engineering, reaction engineering, numerical modelling, computational fluid dynamics, finite element modelling, process control and development of software for process technologies.
Teaching is augmented by staff from other departments and has an emphasis on design activities.
The programme aims to provide in-depth understanding of the IT skills required for advanced chemical processes and raise students’ awareness of the basic concepts of entrepreneurship, planning a new business, marketing, risk, and financial management and exit strategy.
Core study areas include process systems engineering and applied IT practice, research and communication, modelling and analysis of chemical engineering systems and a research project.
Semester 2: - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Planning - Strategic Management for Construction
Careers and further study
Our graduates go on to work with companies such as 3M, GE Water, GL Noble Denton, GSK, Kraft Food, Tata Steel Group, Petroplus, Shell, Pharmaceutical World and Unilever. Some students further their studies by enrolling on a PhD programme.
Why choose chemical engineering at Loughborough?
The Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University is a highly active, research intensive community comprising 21 full time academic staff, in addition to research students, postdoctoral research fellows and visitors, drawn from all over the world.
Our research impacts on current industrial and societal needs spanning, for example, the commercial production of stem cells, disinfection of hospital wards, novel drug delivery methods, advanced water treatment and continuous manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.
- Facilities The Department has excellent quality laboratories and services for both bench and pilot scale work, complemented by first-rate computational and IT resources, and supported by mechanical and electronic workshops.
- Research The Department has a strong and growing research programme with world-class research activities and facilities. Given the multidisciplinary nature of our research we work closely with other University departments across the campus as well as other institutions. The Departments research is divided into six key areas of interdisciplinary research and sharing of expertise amongst groups within the Department is commonplace.
- Career Prospects The Department has close working relationships with AstraZeneca, BP, British Sugar, Carlsberg, E.ON, Exxon, GlaxoSmithKline, PepsiCo and Unilever to name but a few of the global organisations we work with and employ our graduates.