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, many of which are involved with the university. We place a strong emphasis is 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 begin or enhance a technical career in the chemical and process industry. It is targeted at those from a chemistry, chemical engineering or similar background. The programme provides a variety of practical and theoretical modules to suit the individual background of students.
What you'll study
This programme integrates current and employer-relevant themes, enabling 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 course comprises a combination of lectures, practical design exercises, tutorials, computer-based process simulations and optimisations. It benefits from a mic of 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 apply theory and practice to analyse and solve complex engineering problems.
Research Skills and Project Planning
This module provides you with the skills to plan and conduct an academic or industry-based research project, and start the preparatory work on your own project that you will undertake over the summer.
Principles of Chemical Engineering
Principles of Transport Processes and Engineering Thermodynamics
Chemical Engineering of Nano-materials
Advanced Process Safety, Industrial Process Control and Instrumentation
Specialised topics in advanced industrial process safety and control of chemical processes are explored in this module.
Principles of Separation Processes and Particle Technology
Advanced Process Simulation and Modelling Techniques
Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering
Develop insight into the petroleum and petrochemical engineering sector, with respect to their practical application to Chemical Engineering process analysis and design.
Energy Generation from Conventional and Renewable Fuels
You will be introduced to the core technical and socioeconomic (sustainability) aspects determining the selection of conventional and alternative fuel balance for energy generation in UK and EU. This includes clean coal, natural gas, biomass residues and other waste.
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