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Advanced Chemical Engineering, MSc

The MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering helps students and engineering professionals advance their knowledge in chemical and process engineering and build the skills for future-thinking careers.

Chemical engineering is a rapidly evolving field that impacts areas including energy, food, water, and health. This Master's in Advanced Chemical Engineering focuses on the fundamentals of key chemical and industrial processes and how they are put into practice. You'll encounter the latest technologies available to the process industries and gain exposure to a broad range of crucial operations and optimisation methods.

This course considers different routes of specialisation including Particle Engineering and Processing, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Energy and Nanomaterials and Water Engineering. Our multidisciplinary approach also incorporates sustainable synergies between biotechnology, bioprocessing and food engineering. You'll join a cutting-edge research culture that prepares you for future global challenges and emerge from this course with a comprehensive skillset for lasting careers as a professional chemical engineer.

This course is now closed for international applicants for September 2021, but we welcome applications to begin in January 2022. Applications are still open for UK applicants for September 2021.

Campus

Medway

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September; January

Home/international fees

2021/22 fees

What you should know about this course

  • This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Kent.
  • Our facilities include an experimental new brewery.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to stand out in the process engineering market.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

Core lectures are delivered by members of the School of Engineering who are specialists in their respective fields. Guest speakers from industrialists or renowned researchers are often included to bring additional perspectives from industry or research and keep you updated with the latest international standards in your discipline.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants should have:

An appropriate accredited degree in chemical engineering (2.2 or above) or an equivalent qualification.

  • Applicants with a BSc Chemical Engineering (IEng) will also be considered.
  • You may also be considered if you do not have a first degree but have professional incorporated and vocational experience (e.g. incorporated engineer status) and demonstrate the potential to succeed on the course.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22 and we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible face-to-face and on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Please note that UK Coronavirus policy continues to adapt to ongoing changes. Our plans may need to change and we may need to move activity online at short notice in response to any changes in Government guidance and Covid safety requirements.

Teaching

We use different teaching approaches to give you a varied experience. This includes lectures, interactive paper-led discussions and exercises to encourage creative thinking.

Our taught modules are informed by research. The theory of each topic is accompanied by practical elements covering paper-based, computer-based and hands-on building type challenges.

See full details of our syllabus above.

Class sizes

For specialist modules, our classes are usually limited to 20 students in lab sessions and 40 in lectures. This helps to create familiarity between students and staff and ensure a great learning experience. The modules that run across several courses can have larger classes sizes, which are typically broken down into smaller groups.

Independent learning

Our courses are designed to give you the space for exploratory and independent study. You'll work towards individual and group assignments and undertake the preparation/follow-up work associated with lectures, seminars, integrative assignments and laboratory classes.

We encourage students to take advantage of a range of related extra-curricular opportunities available within the university and elsewhere.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through a variety of methods, such as:

  • Classroom presentations, discussions and case-studies
  • Critical reviews, looking at new areas of research
  • Examinations.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days of the coursework submission date.

Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

Each academic year runs from September to June. You can begin the course in September or January.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

* Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable each year). You can find out more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'What you will study' section.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2020/2021 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* January 2021 starters pay the 2020/2021 fees.

2021/2022 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Space exists within the postgraduate marketplace in a broad range of Chemical Engineering sectors for competent, intellectually active and forward thinking graduates capable of understanding and supporting businesses to adapt and stay ahead of the curve. The programmes enable graduates to achieve both highly technical and managerial careers by equipping them with relevant skills to meet current and near-future business needs.

Do you provide employability services?

We have a team dedicated to enhancing student employment outcomes. Our Employer Partnerships Manager develops relationships with companies to provide employment opportunities.

Other members of the team help you to develop your knowledge of job markets, produce effective CVs, cover letters and application forms, and prepare for job applications and interviews.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

The course leader has the overall responsibility for your course and will be your first point of contact.

We also allocate you a personal tutor, who you meet soon after you join the department. Their role is to support your personal and academic development and act as your point of contact for queries or problems.

Support from the department

We help new students over the first few weeks with our faculty and department induction. This covers the first week of term 1 (September) and term 2 (January). We'll also help you discover the academic and social landscape at Medway Campus.

Accommodation information

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.