Chemical Engineering (Energy and Environment) (4 Years) [MEng]

A major challenge to society and to future chemical engineers is how to produce and use energy in ways that are sustainable, economical and environmentally friendly.

This pathway allows you to build on the core material covered in the first three years by taking specialist units related to energy in year 4.  In particular you will take units on utility systems, sustainable development and industry membrane science and technology in semester 1. In semester 2 you can choose between distributed and renewable energy systems and the nuclear fuel cycle.

You will graduate both with a solid background in core Chemical Engineering and with additional expertise in a topic of major significance in the 21st century.

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
  • During year 1 you will undertake the chemical engineering core that is common to the majority of our courses. During this year you will be introduced to engineering maths and chemistry, transport phenomena, chemical engineering design, engineering thermodynamics and chemical reaction engineering. You will also undertake laboratory projects that will see you put the theory you have gained through lectures and tutorials in to practice.

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  • In year 2 we extend your core knowledge and introduce environmental technology components with subjects that include process design and simulation,heat transfer and process integration, biotechnology and environmental technology, distillation and absorption, chemical reaction engineering and solid-fluid systems amongst others.  We will continue to develop your practical application of these topics through laboratory projects.

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  • In year 3 you will extend your field of knowledge and begin to tailor the course to suit your own interests. You will undertake several design projects, as well as specialist subjects such as catalytic reaction engineering, process fluid dynamics, advanced engineering separations and process synthesis.
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  • This year you will focus on your research dissertation. However you will also have the chance to take units such as sustainable development and industry, utility systems, membrane science and technology, distributed and renewable energy systems and the nuclear fuel cycle.

    List of course units

Special features

Students may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the third year of their degree.  Exchange partners are offered through the Erasmus Exchange scheme and/or the Worldwide Exchange scheme.

Staff spotlight

Stuart Holmes
Stuart Holmes
Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

"We have long standing relationships with an enormous range of industries and environmental professionals giving graduates easy access to a network of employers and a wealth of experience."

Alumni spotlight

Rosie Williams
Rosie Williams
Chemical Engineering with Environmental Technology (4 Years) [MEng]

"I very much enjoyed my time spent as a committee member on the society, it was a great chance to make friends and be heavily involved in events. "

Student spotlight

Celine Dischamps
Celine Dischamps
Chemical Engineering (4 Years) [MEng]

"Organisation is definitely a skill I developed at university. I have to balance a demanding course, being part of the university korfball team and having a part time job as a student ambassador."

Did you know?

The average salary of graduates six months after completing this course is £29,275.
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