Research course

Formulation Engineering

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Engineering
Qualifications
EngD

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree in Chemical Engineering, Biological or Physical Sciences, or Mathematics.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is an EPSRC-sponsored doctoral research and training programme. You combine a research project based in industry with a Masters-level training and development programme. The programme has been recognised by the IChemE as counting towards Chartered Engineer status.

The programme focuses on research into the physical, chemical and biological processes that create product structure, and the maintenance or breakdown of that structure in use. An important feature of the approach is that it is focused on achieving the desired performance of the product and the means to achieve this, rather than on characterisation of existing processes. This is a different approach from the traditional one in chemical engineering, and places new demands on interdisciplinarity and innovation.

You will take an inherently multidisciplinary approach, involving the component disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics and Biosciences, to a largely undeveloped area. The intention is to develop a framework of understanding for the design, manufacture and performance assessment of formulated products.

You will also develop personal, scientific and business skills to enable them to carry out the joint industry-academia research programme. The programme aims to produce graduates able to take charge of development teams in the most competitive markets.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EngD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
cdt-formulation@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 121 414 7234