Sustainable Chemical Engineering PG Dip

Our Sustainable Chemical Engineering MSc, PGDip gives scientists and engineers with an understanding of sustainable engineering practices the opportunity to work with researchers in the field of new energy technologies. This includes areas such as fuel cells and gasification, process intensification and new advanced materials.

The course meets the growing need for engineers skilled in material and process engineering. It highlights the potential of sustainable engineering and provides an understanding of the environmental, economic and social issues associated with the operation of industrial processes.

It is intended for honours graduates with an engineering or chemical science based degree who wish to learn how to apply their knowledge to sustainable chemical and process engineering design.

You will gain specialist knowledge and understanding via lecture classes, seminars and personal supervision. The course uses taught modules in a variety of topics, including:

  • sustainable design and manufacture
  • renewable energy
  • energy management
  • materials

In addition, you will benefit from the use of industrial case studies and visiting speakers.  Academics, such as Dr Sue Haile, work with you and are responsible for supervising your final projects. 

The course is delivered by the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials. Hear first hand from our students about studying with us in our postgraduate video.

Placements

You will have a unique opportunity to complete a three month work placement with a local company or research organisation.  Projects vary from examining the sustainability of existing or new processes, to environmental assessment and energy efficiency, and examination of Carbon Reduction Potential versus the Potential Risk.

Facilities

The School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials has a wide range of attractive facilities.

The School occupies five floors in Merz Court, and we provide a Student Common Room and a separate Student Study Space.

PG Dip, MSc Award
Full-time Study Mode
12 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in chemical, materials, mechanical, civil or environmental engineering, or chemistry (excluding biochemistry).

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills) 

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You'll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We'll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter.

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