Chemical Engineering

Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: October 2017
CampusSouth Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits

Course Director
Dr Jason Hallett

Closed for 2017 entry
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Overview

This specialised stream offers an in-depth study of the behaviour of structured products, and of the interplay between structure, processing and properties.

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers four courses that are built around a wide choice of advanced taught modules plus a research project in one of our research focus areas.

The Advanced Chemical Engineering (ACE) course allows students to undertake advanced study in chemical engineering coupled with appropriate background study in basic sciences, mathematics and computing techniques, while the specialised MSc streams (BIO, PSE or SPE) give you the opportunity to explore one area of chemical engineering in more depth.

The Structured Product Engineering (SPE) course affords an in-depth study of the behaviour of structured products and of the interplay between structure, processing and properties.

Structure

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Structure

Core modules

You take all of the core modules below.

  • Advanced Process Design
  • Colloid and Interface Science
  • Pharmaceutical Process Development
  • Product Characterisation

Optional modules

You choose four optional modules from below.

  • Advanced Bioprocess Engineering
  • Advanced Process Operations
  • Advanced Process Optimisation I
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Carbon Capture and Clean Fossil Fuels
  • Dynamic Behaviour in Process Systems
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Finance and Financial Management
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Introduction to Nuclear Energy
  • Managing Innovation
  • Membrane Science and Membrane Separation Processes
  • Modelling of Biological Systems
  • Molecular Modelling of Fluids
  • Nuclear Chemical Engineering
  • Particle Engineering
  • Process Heat Transfer
  • Project Management
  • Reaction Engineering 2
  • Strategic Management
  • Transport Processes in Biological Systems

Final project

The research project is selected from a list of topics in the area of structured product engineering. The research carried out during the MSc integrates within the relevant research areas, and is often pursued in collaboration with PhD students and postdoctoral research associates. A list of potential projects will be provided at the start of the course.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

  • Computer-based work
  • Independent Research Project
  • Laboratory work
  • Lectures
  • Project reports
  • Seminars
  • Skills workshops

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Examinations
  • Practical

Course timetable

You will receive your course timetable by the beginning of your studies and the core teaching hours for the College are 9am–6pm.

Tuition fees and funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2017 entry
£12,000

Tuition fees (Islands and Overseas students)

2017 entry
£29,000

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,000 from the UK government. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

Admissions

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (details at the bottom of this page).

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed here, please see our academic requirements by country page for guidance on which qualifications we accept.

Admissions

Minimum academic requirement

2:1 Honours degree in a physical science, engineering, mathematical, or life/biomedical sciences based subject. We normally expect a very high 2:1 or first class honours degree.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Offer holders will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. This will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is required for overseas students applying for this course. Your Tier 4 visa application, or extension of stay, will automatically be refused if you need an ATAS certificate and cannot provide one.

For further guidance on obtaining an ATAS certificate please see the information on our International Student Support team website.

Further information

Where it all begins video

Contact us

T: +44(0) 20 7594 2978
E: a.jedynak@imperial.ac.uk

Imperial students

Applying for your visa

Visit the International Student Support website for information on applying for a visa.

Imperial students

Scholarships

Use our search tool to find scholarships from Imperial, plus non-Imperial scholarships.