Taught course

Advanced Process Engineering

Loughborough University · Department of Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in engineering or physical sciences.

Months of entry


Course content

Advanced Process Engineering MSc is designed to advance students' knowledge in process engineering by focusing on an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of key chemical and industrial processes and on their application and translation to practice.

Our Advanced Process Engineering programme enables you to develop a high level of industry specific skills, and to further develop and fine-tune your transferable skills, placing the graduates of the programme among the strongest in the field. It is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

We aim to help you develop an understanding of particular aspects of process engineering beyond existing knowledge, by studying advanced modules that are relevant to the changing priorities and requirements of the modern process industries.

You will have the opportunity to apply existing and new knowledge to solving or gaining further knowledge of a real-life research, plant operational or management problem and in so doing develop your organisational, critical appraisal, problem-solving, IT, presentational and report-writing skills. The research project is conducted over two semesters and you will work closely with a member of the academic staff on a topic of current interest.

A £17 million investment, the new STEMLab, is a modern learning facility which provides a range of synthesis, characterisation, and processing equipment that will be used by the students attending this course for the delivery of their MSc projects.

£4 million has been invested in the redevelopment of the department’s labs including a pilot scale lab, and an ‘igloo’ – a 3D virtual training facility in collaboration with BP, offering an excellent training and learning facility.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

MSc or Postgraduate Diploma, or Postgraduate Certificate. All can be achieved by full or part-time study, taking between one year for the full-time programme and eight years for the part-time programme. All modules are block taught as one week short courses.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1509 222496