You will need to have a good honours degree in a scientific or engineering discipline. International students will also need to satisfy the University's English language requirements.
Options in Food Processing, Pharmaceutical Technology and Business Studies
Months of entry
Chemical engineering now extends beyond its traditional roots in oil and gas processing. In this course you will learn about the aspects of chemical engineering that deal with the design and development of formulated products such as food and pharmaceuticals.
The programme has options in Food Processing, Pharmaceutical Technology and Business Studies.
Chemical engineering is dynamic and evolving. It provides many solutions to problems facing industries in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, oil, energy and food and drink sectors. It is vital to many issues affecting our quality of life; such as better and more economical processes to reduce the environmental burden, and more delicious and longer lasting food due to the right combination of chemistry, ingredients and processing.
This programme comprises 12 short-course taught modules (six core and six optional) and a research project carried out with one of the department's research teams (MSc only).The programme has options in Food Processing, Pharmaceutical Technology and Business Studies.
Multidisciplinary core modules cover the fundamental science and engineering underpinning the design of sophisticated formulated products. Depending upon your academic background, you will begin by studying the fundamental principles of either chemical engineering or the relevant biological science.
Further core modules deal with topics such as:
- Modern molecular biology
- Advanced techniques for material characterisation
- Interfacial physics and chemistry
- Structured fluids
- Molecular delivery
A wide range of optional modules enables you to gain specific knowledge relating to food and/or pharmaceutical product development. You may also choose to study business and management modules, or develop mathematical modelling skills.
The programme can be studied full-time over one year, or part-time over two or three years. Modules are also available individually to fulfil continuing professional development needs.
Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays
If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk
Information for international students
International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.