Department of Chemical Engineering
MSc in Chemical Process Engineering
Process engineering often involves close collaboration of engineers and scientists from a variety of disciplines. The recent advances in process design and the increase in awareness of safety and environmental issues have reinforced the importance of this type of collaboration.
The MSc programme in Chemical Process Engineering is specifically designed to facilitate the above and at the same time provide graduates in such disciplines as chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, mechanical or civil engineering with advanced training for entering the chemical or biochemical process industries.
The MSc programme in accredited by the IChemE in meeting all the professional, regulatory academic formation requirements of Appropriate Further Learning to Masters' Level for students entering with an accredited Bachelors with Honours degree in chemical engineering (or with academic equivalent degree assessed through the IChemE Individual Case Procedure).
MSc Programme Structure
As well as covering core chemical engineering subjects, the MSc programme provides students with a wide and diverse range of options such as Law for Managers, Project Management and New Ventures Business. Students also have a choice between taking either a research or an advanced design project. The latter is suitable for students who have not undertaken a design project as part of their undergraduate degree (particularly those without a chemical engineering background) and eventually seek to become Chartered Engineers. The research project on the other hand may be selected from a range of different topics offered by members of staff.
Safety and Loss Prevention is a key mandatory part of the MSc programme. It is covered both in the form of lectures taught by experts from industry as well as forming an integral part of the Advanced Design project.
The multidisciplinary nature of the course, extensive industrial input as well as the heavy emphasis on safety and environmental issues have attracted outstanding students from across the globe including countries as far afield as Japan, Argentina and Australia.
The course extends over one calendar year of full-time study from September to August.
MSc Entry requirements and application
Each application is considered on the basis of its own merits; however,
the minimum entry requirement is a second class honours degree or equivalent
in a science or an engineering subject from an approved university. In some
cases applicants may be asked to complete a qualifying programme extending
over not less than one academic year before registration for the MSc.
Applications for all departmental programmes are handle by the College directly:
In accordance with UCL’s ethos,
the department is delighted to welcome
female students. The department was one of the first two UK chemical engineering departments to hold a Silver Swan award
for its committment to the advancement of the careers of women in
Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) in higher education and
Female students currently account for around 30% of our postgraduate students.
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