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MSc Chemical Engineering and Process Management

Southwark Campus

Mode: Full-time; Part-time

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. We're top 10 in the UK for both student satisfaction and research intensity in Chemical Engineering (Complete University Guide 2019).

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

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.

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.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme

If you are a non-EU/EEA national, you may need to apply to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for clearance from the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) in order to study this course. ATAS certificate is a requirement for enrolment at the University, you will need one if you are an international student applying to study for a postgraduate qualification in the UK and it is now a requirement for every Visa application. Please note, an ATAS certificate is not needed for you to submit an application for a course at LSBU and to receive an offer.

You can find more information about whether you will require this via the FCO website and in our MyLSBU guide to the Academic Technology Approval Scheme.

The process for obtaining an ATAS certificate can take some time so it is important that you check whether you need one as early as possible so that you can make your application for the certificate to obtain it in good time. Failure to produce a valid ATAS certificate could result in delays to receiving your CAS or we may be unable to enrol you at the University.

The CAH code for this course is CAH10-01-09.

How to apply

International students

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

Postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system. 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.

See our admissions policy (PDF File 544 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 127 KB).

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.

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 the How to apply tab for this course.

Enrolment

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.

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

Year 1FTSouthwarkSEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2019/20.
UK/EU fee: £9135International fee: £13780
AOS/LSBU code: 4915Session code: 1FS00

Year1PTSouthwarkSEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2019/20.
UK/EU fee: £4060International fee: £6124.44
AOS/LSBU code: 4916Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £9135
International £13780

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

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 143 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 102 KB).

Possible fee changes

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

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of 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 and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.

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Contact information

Course Enquiries - UK

Tel: 0800 923 8888

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Course Enquiries - EU/International

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

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