Sustainable Chemical Engineering MSc

1 year, starting in October 2018

Take on the challenge of creating a more sustainable society by learning how to develop and manage more resource efficient chemical engineering processes.

Our course is for engineers and scientists who want to play a leading role in innovating, designing and managing processes and systems that are sustainable. Improving resource efficiency is a major priority for process industries that rely on materials and energy. Our course focuses on addressing this challenge by giving you the tools to find sustainable ways to do more or better with less.

Building on your first degree, you'll develop more in-depth knowledge and transferable skills in chemical engineering. You'll learn how to use material and energy resources more efficiently by:

  • minimising resource consumption and waste generation
  • recovering, valorising and re-using waste within a process or between different processes

You’ll learn how to apply whole-systems and life-cycle approaches to evaluate the impact of industrial activities on the environment and society. This ‘big-picture thinking’ gives you a deeper understanding and wider knowledge to move beyond traditional approaches to process engineering.

Case studies, design projects and research give you a balanced mix of theory and practice. They also help you develop your problem solving and decision making skills.You’ll work in teams on real and open-ended sustainability problems. These challenge you to resolve complex, multi-dimensional problems, working with a range of stakeholders, using new approaches and ways of thinking to agree a solution.

Based in our Department of Chemical Engineering, you’ll benefit from our links to industry. There are opportunities to hear from industrial and academic speakers at regular events in the Department. You’ll learn from academics with expertise in chemical engineering and sustainable technologies. Their international collaborations and research feed into teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Our course prepares you for a career in academia or industry. You could work in traditional industries such as chemicals, pharma, food or beverages. Or, you could choose to work in the green sector, in areas such as renewable fuels or resource and waste management.

We encourage our top performing students to continue their studies with us on a PhD programme or join one of our EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training.

Course structure

This course lasts 1 year. It starts in October 2018 and ends in 2019. Induction week starts on 24 September 2018.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Units

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Learning and assessment

Learning

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Oral assessment
  • Written examination
  • Other
“Our course bridges the gap between advanced chemical engineering and big-picture thinking that is needed to understand how industrial activities impact the environment and society.”
MSc Sustainable Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering (2016)

Entry requirements

Qualifications

Select the country where your qualification comes from.

United Kingdom qualifications

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Austria qualifications

A bachelor’s degree, diplomstudium or magister with a final overall result of at least Gut (2 out of 4).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Czech Republic qualifications

A bakalár or bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least 2 out of 4 (C).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

France qualifications

A licence, diplôme d'ingénieur or a maîtrise with a final overall score of at least 13 out of 20.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Germany qualifications

A bachelor’s degree, Diplom or magister artium with a final overall score of at least 2 (gut).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Greece qualifications

A bachelor's degree (Ptychio) or diploma with a final overall score of at least 6.5 - 7.5 out of 10 depending upon the institution attended.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Italy qualifications

A laurea or laurea in ingegneria with a final overall score of at least 94 out of 110.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Netherlands qualifications

A bachelor’s degree or doctoraal with a final overall score of at least 6.5 out of 10.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Poland qualifications

A licencjat or inżynier with a final overall result of at least 4 (C or Good).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Portugal qualifications

A licenciado or diploma de estudos superiores especialiazados (DESE) with a final overall result of at least 14 out of 20 (bom).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Spain qualifications

A titulo de licenciado or titulo de ingeniero with a final overall score of at least 7.0 (notable).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Brazil qualifications

A titulo de bacharel, titulo de (subject area) or licenciado with a final overall score of at least 7.5 out of 10.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Canada qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall GPA of at least 3.0 (B or 70%).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

China qualifications

A four-year bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 75% depending on the institution attended.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Egypt qualifications

A bachelor's degree awarded by a university with an overall score of at least 75% (very good).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

India qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a First Class.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Iran qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least 13 out of 20 when studied at a state university and 14 out of 20 when studied at a private university.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Jordan qualifications

A bachelor's degree with a final overall result of at least very good (GPA 3.00-3.64 or 75%).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Mexico qualifications

A título de licenciado or título (profesional) de (subject area) with a final overall result of least 8 out of 10.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Nigeria qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a high 2:2 (58% or above).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in a country where English is the official first language, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Saudi Arabia qualifications

A four-year bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least 75% (GPA of at least 3.5 out of 5.0 or 3.0 out of 4.0).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

South Africa qualifications

A bachelor’s (honours) degree with a final result of at least a 2:1.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in a country where English is the official first language, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Thailand qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall GPA of at least 3.0 (B).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

United States of America qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (B).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Fees and funding

Payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

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Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Tuition fees

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Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information

  • Course title
    Sustainable Chemical Engineering
  • Final award
    MSc
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • UK/EU application deadline
    31 August 2018
  • Overseas deadline
    30 June 2018
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply

Course enquiries

Admissions
pgtadmissions@bath.ac.uk
+441225385115

Apply for 2018 entry