Chemical Engineering with Study in Europe (4 Years) [MEng]

Often working for a large multinational employer will mean undertaking work abroad. Get a head start and add another dimension to your CV with this four year Masters of Engineering course with study in Europe.

During this course you will undertake intensive language tuition in French, German or Spanish and study for one year in a partner university in the third year of your study. You will get the chance to immerse yourself in another culture while at the same time pursuing an IChemE accredited qualification.

Technical aspects of this course revolve around managing the behaviour of materials and their chemical reactions. You will learn about chemical, physical and biological processes using mathematical equations as well as learning about the equipment and techniques used by industry for large-scale manufacturing.

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
  • You will cover the core chemical engineering units, which include engineering maths and chemistry, transport phenomena, chemical engineering design, engineering computation, engineering thermodynamics and chemical reaction engineering, as well as a laboratory project.

    List of course units

  • In year 2 you will develop your language skills to prepare you for your study abroad in year 3. Language tuition will be intensive and will include spoken language, grammar and some technical vocabulary. 

    You will also take units in momentum heat and mass transfer, chemical thermodynamics, heat transfer and process integration, distillation and absorption, process design and simulation, advanced engineering maths and chemical reaction engineering amongst others. In order to begin preparing you for life after you graduate you will undertake professional and career development units as well. 

     List of course units

  • This year will be spent at a European host university. Your host institution will arrange accommodation for you and a student from the country may be assigned to act as your mentor. Staff from the University will visit at least once during the year.  

    During this year you will:

    • Extend your chemical knowledge by studying a further subject and undertaking your dissertation project.
    • Attend lectures and tutorials conducted in the local language.
    • Participate in group work in laboratories and on projects.
    • Write reports and take examinations in the local language.
    • Make a presentation in the local language about your project.

    List of course units
  • Upon your return to Manchester you will undertake core semester one units as process synthesis, catalytic reaction engineering and process control as well as having a choice of specialised units include flow and transport processes in porous media, membrane science and technology, utility systems and computer aided process design. You will also undertake your design project in semester two.

    List of course units

Study abroad

Perhaps the study abroad option appeals to you but would you prefer to undertake an industrial placement rather than a year at a university?  We are able to offer great opportunities for students on  MEng courses to undertake their final-year research project in Singapore, France, Germany, Spain or the USA.

Staff spotlight

Seve Pandiella
Seve Pandiella
Course Director for Chemical Engineering with Study in Europe (4 Years) [MEng]

"Students do not only gain the knowledge of learning chemical engineering in another language, they also develop the skills necessary to live and survive in a foreign country and culture."

Alumni spotlight

Helen Currah
Helen Currah
Chemical Engineering with Study in Europe (4 Years) [MEng]

"Chemistry was great – I found my degree very interesting as I love learning about all of the different mechanisms and I enjoyed the mathematical aspects to much of the physical chemistry."

Student spotlight

Till Weidner
Till Weidner
Chemical Engineering with study in Europe (4 Years) [MEng]

"Studying chemical engineering can be quite challenging sometimes. You have to know your ability to grasp new material and you will have to put the work into it."

Did you know?

85% of students go on to further work or study six months after finishing the course.
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