This course offers students an understanding of the physico-chemical phenomena that affect the behaviour of structured products, such as creams, pastes, etc. It also provides an introduction to experimental and modelling techniques that allow the study of such systems. Students take a minimum of four structured product engineering courses (see list overleaf), six “free” modules (up to two management courses), follow the professional skills workshops and join the Complex Materials research focus area for a year-long research project. This course is ideal for students interested in gaining a better view of the interplay between materials and processing.
The programme aims to: • produce graduates equipped to pursue careers in Structured Product Engineering, in industry, the public sector and non-governmental organisations, or to enter Ph.D. programmes; • provide the basis for the understanding of the development and key achievements of the major areas of Structured Product Engineering and in Chemical Engineering topics of interest; • develop an understanding of how this knowledge may be applied in practice in an economic and environmentally friendly fashion; • foster the acquisition and implementation of broad research and analytical skills both general and related to Structured Product Engineering; • attract highly motivated students, both from within the UK and from overseas; • develop new areas of teaching in response to the advance of scholarship and the needs of vocational training; • offer students with industrial experience the possibility to gain a deeper fundamental grounding.