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Process Systems Engineering MSc deals with the design, operation, optimisation and control of all kinds of chemical, physical, and biological processes through the use of systematic computer-aided approaches. The course equips graduates and practicing engineers with the technical knowledge and skills to solve major engineering challenges at process design, operation, and control stages. It also focuses on the development of concepts, methodologies and models both performance prediction of the engineered system to support investment decision-making process. As a result, Cranfield graduates are some of the most desirable in the world for recruitment. Why study Energy and Power at Cranfield? - hear from Dr Gill Drew.

Who is it for?

Suitable for engineering and applied science graduates who wish to embark on successful careers as process systems engineering professionals. 

The course equips graduates and practising engineers with an in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of process systems and an excellent competency in the use of state-of-the-art approaches to deal with the major operational and design issues of the modern process industry. The course provides up-to-date technical knowledge and skills required for achieving the best management, design, control and operation of efficient process systems.

Why this course?

Process Systems Engineering MSc constitutes an interdisciplinary research area within the chemical engineering discipline. It focuses on the use of experimental techniques and systematic computer-aided methodologies for the design, operation, optimisation and control of chemical, physical, and biological processes, from chemical and petrochemical processes to pharmaceutical and food processes.

A distinguished feature of this course is that it is not directed exclusively at chemical engineering graduates. Throughout the years, the course has evolved from discussions with industrial advisory panels, employers, sponsors and previous students. The content of the study programme is updated regularly to reflect changes arising from technical advances, economic factors and changes in legislation, regulations and standards.

By completing this course, a diligent student will be able to: 

  • Evaluate the technical, environmental and economic issues involved in the design and operation of process plants and the current practice in process industries.
  • Apply effectively the knowledge gained to the design, operation, optimisation and control of process systems via proper methodologies and relevant software.
  • Apply independent learning, especially via the effective use of information retrieval systems and a competent and professional approach to solving problems of industrial process systems.
  • Apply and critically evaluate key technical management principles, including project management, people management, technology marketing, product development and finance.
  • Apply advanced approaches and use effectively related tools in more specialised subjects related to process industries (for example risk management, biofuels or CFD tools).
  • Integrate knowledge, understanding and skills from the taught modules in a real-life situation to address problems faced by industrial clients; creating new problem diagnoses, designs, or system insights; and communicating findings in a professional manner in written, oral and visual forms.
  • Define a research question, develop aim(s) and objectives, select and execute a methodology, analyse data, evaluate findings critically and draw justifiable conclusions, demonstrating self-direction and originality of thought.
  • To communicate his/her individual research via a thesis and in an oral presentation in a style suitable for academic and professional audiences.

Informed by Industry

Cranfield has a world-class reputation for its industrial-scale research facilities and pilot-scale demonstration programmes in the process systems engineering area. Close engagement with the process industry over the last two decades has produced long standing strategic partnerships with the sectors most prominent players including:

Alstom Power, BP, Chevron, Conoco Philips, Emerson Process Management, npower, RWE, Shell, Siemens, Total.

Accreditation by leading professional bodies help to ensure this degree is recognised in industry as a provider of top graduates.

Accreditation

This MSc degree is accredited by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Your career

Successful graduates have been able to pursue or enhance careers in a variety of key areas such as:

Engineering consultants, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Teaching Associate, PhD Researcher, Subsea Engineer, Senior Engineer, Telecommunications Engineer, Process Engineer, Layout and Material Flow Engineer, Process Project Engineer, Project & Continuous Improvement Engineer, Senior System Engineer, Lead Storage Engineer.


Visit the Process Systems Engineering (MSc) page on the Cranfield University website for more details!

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