Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering - Chemical Engineering

MEngSc Chemical Engineering
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

On this programme you will improve your conceptual and practical skills in both the fundamental and applied principles of chemical engineering practice. The programme covers advanced topics in chemical engineering and includes extensive project work in both design (featuring both individual and team elements/efforts) and in an individualised research project.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Course Description
Chemical Engineering spans many fields of industrial development from speciality fine chemicals to pharmaceuticals to oil and gas engineering. The Programme's teaching methods are highly interactive and varied with contributions from a combination of industrial practitioners and leading researchers in their fields. Our graduates will play an important role in the development, design and operation of chemical processes in industry at international level in the coming years.

- This programme is delivered by a highly research-intensive School holding 101-150 in the QS World Subject Rankings and Top 6 in Ireland/UK Employer's and Research rankings and awarded €9.56 million in research funding between 2014-19.

- The programme covers advanced topics in Chemical Engineering and includes extensive project work in both Design (featuring both individual and team elements/efforts) and in an individualised Research Project.

- Opportunity to take modules in a number of topical areas including Renewable Energy, Carbon Capture, Climate Change, Nanotechnology etc.

Vision and Values Statement
Graduates from this programme will advance their careers through a thorough understanding of advanced topics in Chemical Engineering and related topics in other major fields of engineering. In this way, they will prepare themselves for undertaking positions of responsibility within chemical-engineering practice, as well as learning a whole suite of advanced technical material and undertaking cutting-edge design and research projects. In particular, the latest state of the art in disparate areas of research-led process engineering, ranging in scope from materials to experimental design, alongside advanced transport phenomena, will afford the development of a very thorough fundamental understanding of advanced chemical-engineering practice. The learning environment is a supportive and research-led one, featuring open-ended projects as a cornerstone of the research-embedded educational ethos. Assessment will be via challenging projects and written and oral examination. In this way, key professional values of prepaing graduate for leading roles in industry, building on fundamental advanced understanding, will be imbued.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Chemical & Bioprocess Reaction Engineering CHEN30010
Chem & Bioprocess Eng Design CHEN30200
Environmental Engineering CHEN40010
Advanced Separation Processes CHEN40150
Advanced Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics CHEN40160
Advanced Experimental Design CHEN40210
Chem Proc Sust & Ren Energy CHEN40440
Chemical Engineering Project CHEN40450
Process Control CHEN40560
Advanced Process Design CHEN40620

Stage 1 - Option
Bioreactor Modelling and Control CHEN40060
Advanced Characterisation Tec CHEN40510
Applied Research DesignCHEN40880

Entry requirements

A Chemical Engineering honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum upper second class honours or international equivalence.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Students meeting the programme's academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD's International Pre-Master's Pathway programmes.

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These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Application dates

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:

MEngSc Chemical Engineering FT (T218) 1 Year Full Time

Deadline: Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.


1 year full-time.

Post Course Info

Career & Graduate Study Opportunity
Your career opportunities upon graduation from this programme are exemplary. It is anticipated that the graduates will play an important role in the development, design and operation of chemical processes in industry at international level in the coming years.

Graduates can enter a wide selection of possible industries including fine chemicals (e.g. Proctor and Gamble), heavy chemicals (e.g. CRH), pharmaceuticals (e.g. Pfizer, Lilly, Merck), oil and gas (e.g. Conoco Philips, Exxon, Shell, Chevron), as well as consulting and business.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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