You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above.
To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.
We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.
If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
Months of entry
Take on the challenge of creating a more sustainable society by learning how to develop and manage resource efficient chemical engineering processes.
Our course is for engineers and scientists who want to play a leading role in innovating, designing and managing sustainable processes and systems. Improving resource efficiency is a priority for process industries that rely on materials and energy. Our course focuses on giving you the tools to find sustainable ways to do more or better with less so that when you graduate you can be part of addressing this challenge.
Building on your first degree, you'll develop more in-depth knowledge and transferable skills in chemical engineering. You'll learn how to use material and energy resources more efficiently by:
- minimising resource consumption and waste generation
- recovering, valorising and re-using waste within a process or between different processes
You’ll learn how to apply whole-systems and life-cycle approaches to evaluate the impact of industrial activities on the environment and society. This ‘big-picture thinking’ gives you a deeper understanding and wider knowledge to move beyond traditional approaches to process engineering.
Based in our Department of Chemical Engineering, you’ll benefit from our links to industry. There are opportunities to hear from industrial and academic speakers at regular events in the Department. You’ll learn from academics with expertise in chemical engineering and sustainable technologies. Their international collaborations and research feed into teaching and contribute to your learning experience.
Our course prepares you for a career in academia or industry. You could work in traditional industries such as chemicals, pharma, food or beverages. Or, you could choose to work in the green sector, in areas such as renewable fuels or resource and waste management. We encourage our top performing students to continue their studies with us on a PhD programme or join one of our EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training.
Information for international students
English language requirements:
- IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
- The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
- TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.
Fees and funding
Learn more via the fees and funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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