Chemical Process Engineering MSc

You will study 180 credits in total during your Chemical Process Engineering MSc. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project is worth 60 credits. These are the modules studied in 2019. If you are starting in September 2020, these will give you a flavour of the modules you are likely to study. All modules are subject to change.

Compulsory modules

Research project - 60 credits
You will undertake a research project during the summer months.
 
Team Design Project - 15 credits 
This module is designed to provide the skills and practical experience necessary to enable professional engineers to contribute to major industrial multidisciplinary design team projects.
 
Chemical Products Design and Development - 15 credits
Introduces the challenges faced in bringing a new product to market. Basic skills, linking product benefits and performance to market need, will be developed along with aspects of new product design and the selection processes needed to refine a concept.
 
Separation Processes - 30 credits 
This module will consist of an overview of separation processes, distillation and mass transfer. Topics covered include batch and continuous distillation, mechanism of absorption and desorption, and mass transfer at gas/liquid interfaces.
 
Chemical Process Technology - 15 credits
Understanding of the basic concepts surrounding the chemical process industry (including pharmaceutical and fine chemical processes), design and manufacturing.
 
Chemical Reaction Processes - 15 credits
Provides a comprehensive introduction to types of reactions and reactors, together with rate analysis and principles of design of ideal reactors.
 
Batch Process Engineering - 15 credits
Provides an understanding of the distinctive features of batch processes, the concepts and methods for scheduling and simulation batch operations, skills for selection of batch route, solvents and equipment, and the design of control systems and the future directions in batch manufacturing techniques.    
 
Chemical Engineering Principles - 15 credits 
Understanding of the basic principles of chemical engineering including: thermodynamics, momentum and heat transfer, and process control.