Why this course?
This course is mainly for engineering students from the UK and overseas who want to develop careers in the oil, gas, process and chemical industries. The course has a strong project-based approach and is relevant to the recruitment needs of a wide range of employers.
It meets accreditation requirements for the Institute of Chemical Engineers allowing graduates to apply for chartered engineer status.
Our course is one of the few MSc programmes to offer the module Safety Management Practices. It offers exposure to best industry practice and much required industrial training.
See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/advancedchemicalprocessengineering/
This is a modular course. To gain the Postgraduate Certificate you need to pass six modules.
The Diploma requires eight taught modules and a group project.
The MSc requires eight taught modules, a group design project and an individual research project. You'll work with our talented team of researchers on chemical engineering issues of the future.
The key areas of the programme are:
Chemical & Process Engineering:
- process design principles
- safety management practices
- energy systems
- colloid engineering
- multi-phase processing
- petroleum engineering
- environmental control technologies
- process safety design
- emerging technologies
- programming & optimisation
- project management
- risk management
- information management
- understanding financial information
If you want to study the same scope of subjects but be part a sustainable engineering programme, you should apply for the MSc Sustainable Engineering: Chemical Processing pathway.
You’ll work on an individual research project with our highly talented team of leading researchers on chemical engineering issues of the future.
We're one of the largest chemical engineering departments in the country.
We have new state-of-the-art research laboratories. These include experimental facilities for light scattering, spectroscopy, adsorption measurements and high pressure viscometry.
You'll have access to the department's own dedicated computer suite which is installed with industry standard software.
The course meets accreditation requirements for the Institute of Chemical Engineers allowing graduates to apply for chartered engineer status.
In the Emerging Technologies modules you’ll benefit from external speakers who are leading practitioners in their field.
Learning & teaching
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 offers exposure to best industry practice and is one of a few MSc programmes to offer much required industrial training.
Assessment is through a balanced work load of class based assessment, individual and group based projects and exams.
There is growing demand for high-calibre graduates who can develop and apply advanced process technologies in chemical and process industries.
Some students may be eligible to apply for PhD places in the department and across the Engineering faculty.
How much will I earn?
- The average graduate starting salary for a chemical engineer is £28,000*.
- The average salary for chemical engineers with experience is £53,000*.
- Chartered chemical engineers can earn £70,000* plus.
*Information is intended only as a guide.
An Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant engineering, technology or science discipline; AND Entry may be possible with other qualifications provided there is evidence of relevant experience and ability to study at an advanced level.