MPhil in Advanced Chemical Engineering
University of Cambridge Murray Edwards College
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Earliest start date
The program is a full-time course occupying 11 months and is structured as follows:
Students come into College residence in late September/early October. Students take a total of ten taught modules during the first two terms, the choice of which includes a combination of core chemical engineering modules and elective modules based on engineering and business/management-related subjects. From March to August, students undertake a full-time research project, the results of which are submitted as a dissertation.
The objectives of the program are to:
provide students with advanced technical skills in chemical engineering;
enable students to solve problems within an engineering type of environment;
provide students with business and management skills; and
Provide research training.
Successful students should gain:
advanced knowledge of fundamental areas of chemical engineering;
an understanding of how discoveries and other ideas can be exploited effectively, including new company spin-outs, reorganization of existing company structures, technology licensing, etc., by undertaking a series of business-based modules to include topics such as financing and marketing;
the capacity to work individually and in a team, under time constraints, to produce workable solutions to engineering problems. Key skills learned will be time management, interaction with colleagues, obtaining technical and financial information, defining optimal outcomes, and presentation and communication of results; and
the ability to define, organize and undertake a research project within a specified period of time and to report it in writing and by a seminar in an acceptable manner. The project might involve business-related as well as chemical engineering research and may involve industrial collaboration. This will introduce the student to the practical problems of undertaking research.