MSc Chemical Engineering

Course Overview

MSc Chemical Engineering

The MSc Chemical Engineering course is built upon the wide range of research in chemical engineering at Swansea University.

Key Features

The MSc Chemical Engineering course is built upon the wide range of research in chemical engineering at Swansea University. This includes engineering applications of nanotechnology, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, cell and tissue engineering, chemical engineering, colloid science and engineering, desalination, pharmaceutical engineering, polymer engineering, rheology, separation processes, transport processes, and water and wastewater engineering. 

The MSc Chemical Engineering research project provides an opportunity to work with a member of academic staff in one of the above, or related, area of research. The project may also involve collaboration with industry.

The taught component of the MSc Chemical Engineering course covers specific areas of advanced chemical engineering as well as the complex regulations that are found in the engineering workplace. It also provides an opportunity for the development of personal and transferable skills such as project planning, communication skills, and entrepreneurship.

Scholarships: College of Engineering MSc Scholarships 2016.

MSc in Chemical Engineering with Distinction and graduate job as a project engineer for the largest privately owned chemical production company. Find out more about recent graduate Sam Kenvyn's success.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EGCM10BSemester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30MSc Research Practice
EGDM01Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Colloid and Interface Science
EGIM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Communication Skills for Research Engineers
EG-M01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Complex Fluids and Rheology
EG-M47Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Entrepreneurship for Engineers
Optional Modules

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EGCM30Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60MSc Dissertation - Chemical Engineering

Description

As a student on the Master's course in Chemical Engineering, you will advance your technical knowledge, which can lead to further research or a career in chemical engineering. 

Entry Requirements

Usually the entry requirements for the MSc Chemical Engineering is a first or a second class honours degree in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, or a related discipline, such as chemistry, physics, or other engineering discipline.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email admissions@swansea.ac.uk for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at:
www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements/english-requirements

 

How To Apply

Apply online and track your application status for the MSc Chemical Engineering course at www.swansea.ac.uk/applyonline

If you're an international student, find out more about applying for the Chemical Engineering course www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/apply

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £6,150 £18,950

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the MSc Chemical Engineering course do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Course Structure

MSc programmes are modular in structure. Students must obtain a total of 180 credits to qualify for the degree. This is made up of 120 credits in the taught element (Part One) and a project (Part Two) that is worth 60 credits and culminates in a written dissertation. Students must successfully complete Part One before being allowed to progress to Part Two.

Part-time Delivery mode

The part-time scheme is a version of the full-time equivalent MSc scheme, and as such it means lectures are spread right across each week and you may have lectures across every day. Due to this timetabling format, the College advises that the scheme is likely to suit individuals who are looking to combine this with other commitments (typically family/caring) and who are looking for a less than full-time study option.

Those candidates seeking to combine the part-time option with full-time work are unlikely to find the timetable suitable, unless their job is extremely flexible and local to the Bay Campus.

Timetables for the programme are typically available one week prior to each semester.

Sample Timetable

Below is a sample timetable for the MSc Chemical Engineering Semester 1.

Please note timetables are subject to change.

Chemical MSc Timetable

Assessment

The award of the MSc is based on satisfactory performance in examinations, continuous assessment and research dissertation. The examinations are taken in January and May/June and, if passed satisfactorily, students move on to the full-time research project during the summer. The research dissertation is submitted in September and is examined externally.

Quote on the Course

"Swansea University’s long standing MSc in Chemical Engineering accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers, attracts students from all around the world."

Dr Peter Douglas, Senior Lecturer, College of Engineering, Swansea University

Accreditation

MSc Chemical Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

 

Careers

The demand for Chemical Engineering graduates remains excellent with the highest starting salaries out of all engineering disciplines.

Chemical engineers find employment in a variety of public and private sector industries, applying the principles of chemical engineering to health, energy, food, the environment, medicine, petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals. 

 
 

 



Facilities

Our new home at the innovative Bay Campus provides some of the best university facilities in the UK, in an outstanding location.

Find out more about the facilities used by Chemical Engineering students at Swansea University.
 
 

Research

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranks Engineering at Swansea as 10th in the UK for the combined score in research quality across the Engineering disciplines. 

The REF assesses the quality of research in the UK Higher Education sector, assuring us of the standards we strive for.

World-Leading Research

The REF shows that 94% of research produced by our academic staff is of World-Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*) quality. This has increased from 73% in the 2008 RAE.

Research pioneered at the College of Engineering harnesses the expertise of academic staff within the department. This ground-breaking multidisciplinary research informs our world-class teaching with several of our staff leaders in their fields.