The Advanced Process Engineering programme advances students’ knowledge in process engineering by focusing on an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of key chemical and industrial processes and on their application and translation to practice.
You will encounter the latest technologies available to the process industries and will be exposed to a broad range of crucial operations. Hands-on exposure is our key to success.
The programme uses credit accumulation and offers advanced modules covering a broad range of modern process engineering, technical and management topics.
Core study areas include applied engineering practice, downstream processing, research and communication, applied heterogeneous catalysis and a research project.
The research project is conducted over two semesters and involves individual students working closely with a member of the academic staff on a topic of current interest. Recent examples, include water purification by advanced oxidation processes, affinity separation of metals, pesticides and organics from drinking water, biodiesel processing and liquid mixing in pharmaceutical reactors.
Compulsory Modules Semester 1: - Applied Engineering Practice - Downstream Processing - Research and Communication
Semester 2: - Applied Heterogeneous Catalysis
Semester 1 and 2: - MSc Project
Optional Modules (select four) Semester 1: - Chemical Product Design - Colloid Engineering and Nano-science - Filtration - Hazard Identification and Risk Management
Semester 2: - Mixing of Fluids and Particles - Advanced Computational Methods for Modelling
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.