Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering concerned with the design, development and management of the industrial processes responsible for turning raw materials into useful products. The subject combines natural sciences with life sciences, as well as other disciplines such as mathematics, giving you a well-rounded understanding of chemical engineering. Chemical engineers are involved in a variety of industries, meaning that your career options are wide open.
About Chemical Engineering
At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Science (MSc), a Master of Engineering (MEng), or a Master of Research (MRes). Further study will award a research degree such as a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.
Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.
Typical Annual Tuition Fees
- Postgraduate - £10,500
During a postgraduate degree, such as an MEng or MSc, you will build on the knowledge gained at undergraduate level. The modules you study will cover the more complex and specialist areas of chemical engineering, and will be aimed at taking your understanding of chemical processes and chemical reactions to a higher level. Modules and specialisms could include oil and gas processing, process fluid dynamics, distribution and renewable energy systems, the nuclear fuel cycle, and advanced engineering separations. Assessment methods might include written work, presentations, and a final major research project.
For a postgraduate degree, most institutions will require you to have an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, or a closely related subject.
Typical Entry Requirements
- Degree Requirements - 2:1 or higher
- Required/Desired Subjects - Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics