Qualification name:Chemical Engineering
Duration:1 year full-time
Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent)
Excluding:Non Science / Engineering qualifications
Other requirements:Applicants with a high 2.2 (lower second class honours degree or international equivalent) with substantial work experience may be considered.
IELTS:6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
Campus:University Park or Malaysia Campus
The MSc Chemical Engineering course provides the additional training companies now expect from the next generation of chemical engineers, producing highly competent graduates with the potential to be future leaders of industry.
The course is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and is designed to meet the UK-SPEC requirements of the IChemE for those students who already hold a BEng, BSc or non-accredited chemical engineering degree and wish to proceed to chartered status.
You will gain skills in advanced engineering practice, which includes design, operations, problem-solving and practical elements. The advanced practice is centred on themes in energy and environmental applications, so you can also gain significant experience in areas such as petroleum processing, energy efficiency, carbon capture and water treatment.
This course is also taught at The University of Nottingham's Malaysia Campus.
- Relevance to industry is a strong feature of this course, with a high proportion of the teaching staff being chartered engineers and/or having relevant industrial experience, as well as ongoing research links to industry.
- Many of the projects carried out are sponsored by industry, and industrial sponsorship has been obtained over the years to help improve facilities.
- The department boasts extensive laboratory facilities and significant pilot plant and industrial scale chemical processing equipment.
- Offering a unique combination of engineering and science skills, the department provides a strong and dynamic environment with close links between research and teaching.
The course follows a modular structure, with students completing 180 credits over a 12-month period. Students take 50 credits of core modules, 40 credits of optional modules, a 30-credit development project providing skills in advanced design practice and a 60-credit summer project which develops skills in research.
The course utilises an integrated educational approach in which lectures, example classes, laboratories and information technology from key elements.
Many of the projects undertaken on this course attract industrial sponsorship and reflect the requirements of industry. These projects will help you develop vital skills in design, project management, problem solving, research and reporting.
The MSc Chemical Engineering is taught on a full-time basis over one year, starting in late September.
Most applicants have an engineering first degree, and the most common include environmental or chemical engineering.
Please note that all module details are subject to change.
For details on our modules, please see the module catalogue.
The fees for this course can be found on our tuition fees webpage.
Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Scholarships
The Graduate School website at The University of Nottingham provides more information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.
Please visit the faculty website for information on any scholarships currently available through the faculty.
International and EU students
The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.
Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Applications for 2016 entry scholarships will open in late 2015. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.
The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.
Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.
Chemical engineering at Nottingham has a long history of collaboration with industry, our graduates consistently gaining the top jobs with major companies. This course equips students with a solid understanding of existing and emerging technologies, advanced design skills and strong skills in research, problem solving and project management, now demanded by employers for the development of chemical processes and products.
Students completing this programme have found jobs in a range of industries, including oil and gas, petrochemicals, food, environmental protection, nanotechnology, consultancy and management.
The programme also aims to provide a strong foundation for further study in PhD level and pursuit of a career in research. The University has a portfolio of doctoral training centres funded by the UK Research Councils. These centres provide cutting-edge doctoral study, combined with a supportive and exciting working environment, in a variety of research areas such a fossil energy, biotechnology and sustainable chemicals processing.
Average starting salary and career progression
Availability for employment and salary data for the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering is not attainable due to a small sample size.*
* Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14.
Career Prospects and Employability
The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.