Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience (4 Years) [MEng]

This course allows you to gain a whole year of industrial experience whilst working towards an MEng qualification. You will gain experience and skills, working towards your chartered engineer status, while at the same time gaining the real-world, paid experience that so many employers are looking for.

Many students find working for a year helps to clarify their career plans and reinforce the skills gained during the first two years of core chemical engineering. Industrial experience can also provide a great context within which students can structure their year 4 research projects. 

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
  • During year 1 we will introduce you to the basics of engineering and chemical science. Subjects you can choose from include engineering maths and chemistry, transport phenomena and chemical engineering design and engineering computation that you will need to develop throughout the course will be introduced. You will also engage in a laboratory project and take units in engineering thermodynamics and chemical reaction engineering.

    List of course units

  • In year 2 we will build your knowledge with units in systems measurement, biotechnology and environmental technology, momentum, heat and mass transfer, chemical thermodynamics, heat transfer and process integration, distillation and absorption, solid-fluid systems and chemical reaction engineering. We will also build on the mathematics base gained in year 1 with a mathematical methods unit and in preparation for your year in industry, you will be involved in a professional and career development unit, as well as further laboratory projects.

    List of course units

  • Although it is your responsibility to source your placement, our careers service is on hand as well as our industry contacts, which should make the process of finding one a bit easier.  Year 2 comprises an introductory course and a course unit by distance learning during your year in industry.  In order to qualify for the industrial placement you need to achieve an average mark of over 60% during years 1 and 2.

    During your placement year you will be registered as a student and pay fees (at a reduced rate). You will also be an employee of the company hosting your placement and will therefore receive a salary.  International students do not need a work permit to obtain a placement. You will also have to complete an industry dissertation and take two distance learning units (catalytic reaction engineering and advanced engineering separations).

    List of course units

  • Upon your return to Manchester you will move into year 4 where you will study subjects including, industry and development, process control, process and fluid dynamics, synthesis and design, computer aided design, membrane science and technology, utility systems, flow and transport processes in porous media as well as undertaking a design project.

    List of course units

Specialist subjects

In your final year you wil have the opportunity to specialise in units such as membrane science and technology, utility systems, flow transport processes in porous media and computer aided process design. 

Lead Academic

Thomas Vetter - Industrial Experience Academic Coordinator
Thomas Vetter
Course Director for Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience (4 Years) [MEng]

“The Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience course is our most challenging programme. It allows you to undertake an industrial placement year while still finishing your MEng degree in four years. The industrial placement year is coupled with distance learning courses and an industry-led research project.”

Alumni spotlight

Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown
Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience (4 Years) [MEng]

"I found the course very challenging, which is exactly what I wanted. Having access to good laboratory facilities, including the Morton Laboratory was great and made for excellent learning."

Student spotlight

Nur Hanis Abdullah
Nur Hanis Abdullah
Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience (4 Years) [MEng]

"You must be prepared to do a lot of self-study and revision which is a big difference from school and college."

Did you know?

93% of students that graduated in 2015/16 were satisfied with the quality of this course.
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