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Sustainable Engineering: Chemical Processing (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)

Course Description

Why this course?

Chemical Processing is one of the themes in our Engineering Faculty's multidisciplinary postgraduate training package in sustainable engineering

The course is open to full-time and part-time students wanting to take up careers in industry. It’s also open to industrial staff seeking continuing professional development

Study mode and duration:
- MSc:12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
- PgDip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/sustainableengineeringchemicalprocessing/

You’ll study

The MSc requires you to take eight taught modules. You'll take four in chemical & process engineering, two in sustainability/environmental and two in multidisciplinary skills.

Successful completion of six modules leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate.

- Group project
You’ll work with a group of students from different pathways of the Sustainable Engineering programme. You’ll produce sustainable solutions to real-life industry problems. This project will include site visits, field trips and progress reports to industry partners.
Successful completion of eight modules and the group project leads to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma.

- Individual project
An individual research project is offered where you'll be working with our highly talented team of leading researchers on chemical engineering issues of the future.
MSc students will study a selected topic in depth and submit a thesis.
Successful completion of eight modules, the group project and an individual project leads to the award of an MSc.


We have state-of-the-art research laboratories housing a comprehensive suite of experimental facilities. These range from light scattering to spectroscopy to adsorption measurements to high pressure viscometry.

The department also specialises in advanced computational modelling. This is looking at materials and processes on all scales from the atomic to the macroscopic.

You'll have access to the department's own dedicated computer suite which is installed with industry standard software..


The programme meets accreditation requirements for the Institute of Chemical Engineers which would allow graduates to apply for chartered engineer status.

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

Learning & teaching

Teaching methods include:
- lectures
- discussions
- group work
- debating
- computer- aided learning

All classes are delivered over a twelve week period.

The Emerging Technologies module makes extensive use of external speakers who are leading practitioners in their field.

The Safety Management Practices module gives you exposure to best industry practice and our course is one of a few MSc programmes to offer this amount of required industrial training.


Graduates from this course are welcome in a wide variety of petrochemical, oil & gas, energy and environmental companies. They're also eligible to PhD places in the department and across the engineering faculty.

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp

Visit the Sustainable Engineering: Chemical Processing (MSc/PgDip/PgCert) page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!

Entry Requirements

First degree or other qualification equivalent to an Honours degree in a relevant chemical engineering, technology or science discipline. Entry may be possible with other qualifications provided there is evidence of relevant experience.

Course Fees

2015/16: Scotland/EU £4,500; Rest of UK £9,000; International £16,700

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