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Chemical Engineering and Process Management MSc

Overview

MSc Chemical Engineering and Process Management explores topics required for a successful career as a chemical engineer. You'll study process management and how this relates to chemical engineering, which is increasingly required in chemicals and petrochemical plants along with solid knowledge in reactor design, process simulation, and the numerous unit operations that take place.

The course has been developed in response to these industry needs and it reflects our strength in research and teaching in this area.  

If you already have a first degree in chemical engineering you can gain more in-depth knowledge in this discipline as well as explore broader issues through specialist modules relating to project management, the chemical industry, and sustainability. Academic staff in the Division of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering are very research active in areas such as greener energy, multiphase flow, materials and catalytic reactions.

If you do not have a chemical engineering degree but graduated from a closely related engineering discipline, this course offers you a platform to study chemical engineering and opens a career path for you in the chemical industry.

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
1 year
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Part-time
Duration
3 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

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Modules

  • Engineering management for chemical engineers
    You'll develop knowledge of the engineering management role within technical projects related to chemical industries. You'll explore the fundamental aspects of engineering management processes, techniques and skills.
  • Advanced reaction engineering
    This module is designed to provide a deep understanding of the principles of reactor design and of the reasons underlying the selection of reactor type to meet particular sets of process conditions.
  • Energy management and sustainability
    This module focuses on the emerging field of bio-refining as compared and opposed to oil-refining. It demonstrates how to design, analyse and integrate sustainable processes.
  • Materials engineering
    This unit provides the fundamental scientific, design and engineering aspects of materials, their classification (metals, alloys, composites, polymers, ceramics, advanced materials), structure, properties (mechanical, optical, electrical and magnetic), synthetic processes, behaviour and their environmental impact.
  • Multiphase fluid flow
    You'll explore the governing physical principles and equations of the simultaneous motion of two or more immiscible fluids within the Chemical Engineering context. Both laminar and turbulent flows will be considered.
  • Dissertation
    You'll select and investigate an open-ended chemical engineering problem.

Plus one option from:

  • Applied engineering practice
    This module is designed for those students who do not have a background in chemical engineering. The module explores the fundamentals of chemical engineering through lectures, practical sessions and computer workshops.
  • Chemical process management
    You'll examine the extent of the chemical industry, its interaction with other areas of activities and its impact on daily life. The areas of interest will range from oil and gas exploration and upstream processing to downstream refining, gas treatment and petrochemical operations.  The module will also cover process development strategies, the economic evaluation of processes and their management, as well as general loss prevention and environmental considerations.

All modules except the dissertation are assessed by a combination of examinations and written coursework assignments.

Employability

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Placements

Staff

Dr Elsa Aristodemou

School/Division: Engineering / Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Elsa is course director of the Integrated Sciences for Sustainability programme and teaches on modules at all levels in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering area.


Dr Anna-Karin Axelsson

School/Division: Engineering / Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Job title: Senior Lecturer, Chemical Engineering

Anna-Karin has over twenty years of expertise in the field of functional materials and engineering.


Dr Achilleas Constantinou

School/Division: Engineering / Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Job title: Lecturer

Dr Constantinou specialises in Chemical and Catalytic Reaction Engineering, and in particular in the design of multiphase reactors, in order to intensify and improve their performances.


Dr Fatemeh Jahanzad

School/Division: Engineering / Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Fatemeh has research interests in polymer reaction engineering, polymer nanoparticles, emulsions and emulsification techniques and is the Course Director of BEng Chemical and Process Engineering and BTEC HND Chemical Engineering.


Prof. Basu Saha

School/Division: Engineering / Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Job title: Professor of Chemical and Process Engineering

Basu's research interests are in Greener and Sustainable Chemical Technology, Continuous Flow Reactions, Conversion of carbon-dioxide to Values Added Chemicals and Fuels.


Dr Donglin Zhao

School/Division: Engineering / Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Zhao has wide interests in fundamental research on mass and heat transfer in multiphase systems. Oxyfuel combustion, H2 production and flow assurance in pipeline are his current research areas.


Facilities

Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division in a physical science, engineering or other relevant technological discipline. We particularly welcome overseas and EU applicants with relevant qualifications.

How to apply

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
1 year
Start date
September
Application code
P060140
Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
3 years
Start date
September
Application code
P060140
Application method

Full-time/part-time postgraduate students and research students apply through the UK Postgraduate and Statistical Service (UKPASS). Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

Postgraduate applicants are required to provide up to two references as part of their application.

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as a postgraduate student.

Postgraduate Application Service

Book a session with one of our specialist Postgraduate Advisors. Over a one on one Advice Session they'll advise you on postgraduate degrees at LSBU that match your interests and experience. Book an Advice Session.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
Part-time
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £8700International fee: £13125
AOS/LSBU code: 4915Session code: 1FS00
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £3866.67International fee: £5833.33
AOS/LSBU code: 4916Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £8700
International £13125

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually, and additionally the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with inflation up to 4 per cent.

Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Masters study

If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on funding your studies on the scholarships and fee discounts page.

Fee status

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read How to apply tab for this course.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

 
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