Taught course

Advanced Chemical Engineering with Information Technology and Management

Loughborough University · Department of Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

Minimum upper second class (2:1) honours degree in engineering or physical sciences

Months of entry


Course content

The Advanced Chemical Engineering with Information Technology and Management programme addresses recent developments in the global chemical industry by focusing on advancements of information technology and business management skills, including entrepreneurship.

It builds on the Department’s established strengths in computer modelling, process systems engineering, reaction engineering, numerical modelling, computational fluid dynamics, finite element modelling, process control and development of software for process technologies

Teaching is augmented by staff from other departments and has an emphasis on design activities

The programme aims to provide in-depth understanding of the IT skills required for advanced chemical processes and raise students’ awareness of the basic concepts of entrepreneurship, planning a new business, marketing, risk, and financial management and exit strategy

Core study areas include process systems engineering and applied IT practice, research and communication, modelling and analysis of chemical engineering systems and a research project.

Core Modules

Semester 1

  • Process Systems Engineering and Applied IT Practice
  • Research and Communication

Semester 2

  • Advanced Computational Methods for Modelling and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Systems

Semester 1 and 2

  • MSc Project

Optional Modules (select three)

Semester 1

  • Chemical Product Design
  • Filtration
  • Downstream Processing
  • Colloid Engineering and Nano-science
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

Semester 2

  • Mixing of Fluids and Particles
  • Optional Management Modules (select two)

Semester 1

  • Enterprise Technology

Semester 2

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Planning
  • Strategic Management for Construction

Information for international students

English Language requirements: overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests or TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22. Find more information on our website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation50 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1509 222496