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Masters/MSc/DiplomaAdvanced Chemical Engineering

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Chemical engineering now extends beyond its traditional roots in oil and gas processing. In this course you will learn about the aspects of chemical engineering that deal with the design and development of formulated products such as food and pharmaceuticals.

This programme comprises 12 short-course taught modules (six core and six optional) and a research project carried out with one of the department’s research teams (MSc only).The programme has options in Food Processing, Pharmaceutical Technology and Business Studies.

Programme structure

Programme content
Core modules

Multidisciplinary core modules cover the fundamental science and engineering underpinning the design of sophisticated formulated products. Depending upon your academic background, you will begin by studying the fundamental principles of either chemical engineering or the relevant biological science.

Further core modules deal with topics such as:

Modern molecular biology
Advanced techniques for material characterisation
Interfacial physics and chemistry
Structured fluids
Molecular delivery
Optional modules

A wide range of optional modules enables you to gain specific knowledge relating to food and/or pharmaceutical product development. You may also choose to study business and management modules, or develop mathematical modelling skills.

The programme can be studied full-time over one year, or part-time over two or three years. Modules are also available individually to fulfil continuing professional development needs

Career opportunities

Examples of employers:
British Gypsum
Foster Wheeler Energy
Jacobs Engineering
Johnson Matthey
RBC Capital Markets

Examples of occupations:
Chemical Engineer
Development Engineer
Finance Analyst
Market Analyst
Performance Engineer
Process Engineer
Process Development Technologist
Process Support Engineer
Test and Validation Engineer

Further study – examples of courses:
MRes Chemical Engineering Science
MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering
MSc Biochemical Engineering
MSc Chemical Engineering
PhD Chemical Engineering
PhD Formulation Engineering
PhD Regenerative Medicine
PGCE Mathematics

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States