Overview

Chemical Engineering is key in addressing global challenges relating to the sustainable supply of clean energy, food and water, through the production of chemicals, functionalised products and fuels. The MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering provides technical and management training that employers increasingly demand from chemical engineers. The programme offers two elective study routes. The general Chemical Engineering option covers core chemical engineering subjects with a focus on theoretical and practical elements in operation, design and control of a wide range of chemical processes. The biorefining route provides an advanced understanding of the production of bioenergy and biofuels while strengthening the knowledge of chemical engineering discipline. Cranfield’s strong reputation and links with industry provide outstanding opportunities to secure interesting jobs and develop successful careers.

Course structure

The taught programme is delivered from October to February and is comprised of eight modules. The modules are delivered over one week of intensive delivery with the latter part of the module being free from structured teaching to allow time for more independent learning and reflection. Students on the part-time programme will complete all of the modules based on a flexible schedule that will be agreed with the Course Director.

Example modules

The taught modules are delivered from October to February.

Biorefining route compulsory modules:

  • Principles of Chemical Processes
  • Principles of Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Energy from Biomass and Waste: Thermochemical Processes
  • Evaluating Sustainability through Lifecycle Approaches
  • Process Design and Simulation
  • Pilot Plant Operations
  • Biofuels and Biorefining Processes
  • Management for Technology

General route compulsory modules:

  • Principles of Chemical Processes
  • Advanced Control Systems
  • Process Plant Operations
  • Thermal Systems Operation and Design
  • Process Design and Simulation
  • Pilot Plant Operations
  • Heat and Power Generation Systems
  • Management for Technology

Individual project

The individual research project allows students to investigate deeper into an area of specific interest. It is very common for industrial partners to put forward real-world problems or areas of development as potential research project topics. The individual research project component takes place between May and September.

Group project

The Group Project, undertaken between February and April, enables you to put the skills and knowledge developed during the course modules into practice in an applied context while gaining transferable skills in project management, teamwork and independent research. Projects are often supported by industry and potential future employers value this experience. The group project is normally multidisciplinary and shared across the Energy MSc programme, giving the added benefit of working with students with other backgrounds.

Future career

Industry-driven research makes our graduates some of the most desirable in the world for recruitment by companies competing in a range of industries, including chemicals, petrochemicals, biochemicals, conventional energy and bioenergy, food, materials, consultancy and management. Those wishing to continue their education via PhD or MBA studies in the chemical or energy sectors will be greatly facilitated by the interdisciplinary, project-oriented profile that they will have acquired through this course.

Entry requirements

A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in related engineering or applied science. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director. Alternatively, you may be eligible for our Pre-Master’s Engineering programme.

ATAS Certificate

Students requiring a visa to study in the UK may need to apply for an ATAS certificate to study this course.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated April 20, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2019
Duration
1 - 3 years
Part-time
Full-time
Price
20,500 GBP
Overseas - Home/EU: £10,250
Deadline
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Start Date
Oct 2019
End Date
Oct 1, 2020
Application deadline

Oct 2019

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