Taught course

Advanced Chemical Engineering

Institution
University of Cambridge · Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Qualifications
MPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree or its international equivalent.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The programme is a full-time course occupying one year and is structured as follows:

Students come into College residence in late September/early October. During the first two terms, students take a total of ten taught modules, the choice of which includes a combination of core chemical engineering modules and elective modules based on engineering and business/management related subjects. During March-August, students undertake a full-time research project, the results of which are submitted as a dissertation.

The objectives of the programme are to:

  • provide students with advanced technical skills in chemical engineering;
  • enable students to solve problems within an engineering type of environment;
  • provide students with business skills and a knowledge of entrepreneurship; and
  • provide training in research.

Learning Outcomes

Successful students should gain:

  • an advanced knowledge of fundamental areas of chemical engineering;
  • an understanding of how discoveries and other ideas can be exploited effectively, including new company spin-outs, reorganisation of existing company structures, technology licensing, etc., by undertaking a series of business-based modules to include topics such as financing, marketing and sustainability;
  • the capacity to work individually and/or in a team, under time constraints, to produce workable solutions to engineering problems. Key skills learned will be time management, interaction with other workers, obtaining technical and financial information, defining optimal outcomes, and presentation and communication of results; and
  • the ability to define, organise and undertake a research project within a specified period of time and to report it in writing and by seminar in an acceptable manner. The project might involve business-related as well as chemical engineering research, and may involve industrial collaboration. This will introduce the student to the practical problems of undertaking research.

Continuing

This course cannot be counted as one year of a PhD research degree, although continuing students wishing to apply for a PhD are normally expected to obtain at least 70% overall for the MPhil ACE course.

Fees and funding

UK students
Home/EU: £11,391
International students
£29,769

There are no specific funding opportunities advertised for this course. For information on more general funding opportunities, please follow the link below.

General funding opportunities

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
11 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Admissions
Email
graduate.admissions@admin.cam.ac.uk
Phone
+44 1223 337733