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Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc

University of Aberdeen · School of Engineering

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The MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering is designed specifically for degree holders in chemical engineering, or in other related disciplines, who wish to advance their knowledge and skills and gain a higher qualification in the field of chemical and process engineering. The programme provides students and practising engineers with the latest skills and knowledge in a range of core areas of chemical engineering science, including design and practice, alongside opportunities to select from a range of optional courses in clean energy, process safety, management studies, and environmental protection. You are taught by both research intensive and practising engineers in the school of Engeering which is highly regarded in the nearby oil and gas industry.

Industry Links and Careers

You have the opportunitiy to apply your skills, knowledge and design to a wide variety of industry sectors which not only include clean energy solutions, oil and gas, management studies and environmental protection but many new high growth areas when applying smart technology and IOT. The UK is rapidly growing chemical and process industries via innovation centres plus Scottish Innovation Centres across energy, sensors and imaging systems, pharmaceuticals an areas all of which rely on chemical engineering skills and design capability to innovate in the UK and globally


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Semester 1

  • Seperation and Product Purification
  • Air and Water Pollution Control

Optional Courses

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Upstream Oil and Gas Processing
  • Process Risk Identification and Management
  • Loss of Containment

Semester 2

  • Catalyst and Reactor Design
  • Process Design Layout and Materials

Optional Courses

  • Process, Plant, Equipment and Operations
  • Mathematical Optimisation
  • Applied Risk Analysis and Management
  • Human Factors Engineering

Semester 3

  • Individual Research Project

Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • The School of Engineering offers research intensive experts in the development of chemical engineering and innovation
  • Your programme allows you to work across multiple sectors in oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, food, environment and science plus process and new high growth innovation areas

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

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