Faculty of Science and Engineering

MSc in Chemical Engineering

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2018/19

Start in September

Full time
MSc 1 year

About the course

The Humber is the largest trading estuary in the UK and the fourth largest in Europe, with a chemical and process sector worth £6bn a year. The region is one of the fastest-growing chemical bases in the UK, with investment in new build, expansion and maintenance exceeding £1 billion.

This makes Hull the ideal location to study Chemical Engineering, you benefit from studying near over 350 engineering and process giants – including Phillips66, Total, Novartis, BP Chemicals, Croda, Cristal, Smith & Nephew and Reckitt Benckiser. A strong emphasis is placed on the practical application of knowledge. The University has strong, direct links with industry, providing you with opportunities to work on real-world engineering projects.

Our MSc Chemical Engineering programme is designed for applicants who wish to enter, or enhance, a technical career in the chemical and process industry. The MSc is especially designed for those with a Chemistry, or similar, background, and for those who wish to refresh or strengthen aspects of a prior BEng in Chemical Engineering. It takes both a theoretical and practical approach to ensure graduates gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required by providing a range of modules to suit the individual background of students.

Where you'll study

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Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £7,275

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

  • International: £16,000

“I have grown more confident in my ability to undertake quality research because of the training I received at Hull. I feel a sense of accomplishment having finished my MSc, and I look forward to my PhD.”

Samson Shittu, MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

What you'll study

This programme integrates current and employer-relevant themes and enables you to acquire knowledge and skills across a wide range of topics in the chemical and process industry with an emphasis upon chemical engineering applications.

The programme comprises a combination of lectures, practical/design exercises, tutorials, computer-based process simulation and optimisation, and resource-based, problem-based and enquiry-led learning.

​You will develop competence and confidence in the application of engineering knowledge and techniques to a range of industrial and real-world problems in the chemical and process Industry.

A final project and dissertation will enable you to identify and apply theory and practice to the analysis and solution of complex engineering problems.

Core modules

  • Principles of Chemical Engineering

  • Principles of Transport Processes and Engineering Thermodynamics

  • Research Skills and Project Planning

  • Principles of Separation Processes and Particle Technology

  • Individual Project

Optional modules

  • Energy Technologies

  • Advanced Thermo-Chemical Processing Technologies

  • Advanced Process Safety, Industrial Process Control and Instrumentation

  • Energy Generation from Conventional and Renewable Fuels

Programmes accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers and meet academic criteria for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Study with the region’s premier provider of chemical engineering degrees in the UK's largest trading estuary, with a chemical and process sector worth £6 billion a year.

Study near over 350 engineering and process giants – including Phillips66, Total, Novartis, BP Chemicals, Croda, Cristal, Smith & Nephew and Reckitt Benckiser.

Train at the £8-million Centre for Assessment of Technical Competency Humber (CATCH), an internationally-recognised industrial environment.

Entry requirements

Normally an Honours degree (typically 2.2 or above, or equivalent) in an engineering or related discipline, but less well-qualified applicants with relevant industrial experience may be considered.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

The energy engineering industry is expanding rapidly and employment opportunities are high. An increased focus on renewable energy projects is creating demand for sector specialist engineers.

This programme provides you with the skills, competencies and knowledge to be successful in the workplace or will prepare you to advance to specialist PhD study.

This MSc has a host of industry advisors from companies and organisations likely to offer employment opportunities to students completing the programme.