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MEngSc Chemical Engineering

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MEngSc in Chemical Engineering offers advanced level education for students with primary degrees in chemical engineering/technology programmes. 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 (a team effort) and in an individualised research project.

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 €6.12M research funding in 2013.

The programme covers advanced topics in Chemical Engineering and includes extensive project work in both Design (a team effort) 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.

Who should apply?

Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes

International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
The MEngSc in Chemical Engineering offers advanced level education for students with primary degrees in chemical engineering or chemical technology programmes.

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.

Programme outcomes
-Enhancement of technical skills in advanced aspects of chemical engineering. In particular, the leading research activities of the School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering lend themselves to substantial embedding of leading research practice in the programme's modules.
-Sense of independence and self-starting skills fostered by carrying out a semester-long advanced research project, to a demanding and open-ended level.
-The ability to carry out an open-ended Design-of-Experiments analysis, in order to set up and analyses suites of experiments and for process and product optimisation.
-Time- and effort- management skills, in terms of multi-tasking and prioritising workflows, on an individual and group basis.
-The ability to think critically and solve industrially-relevant problems.
-The ability to carry out a comprehensive group-based and open-ended design project, to the rigorous standard set by the IChemE.
-Graduates will play an important role in the development, design and operation of chemical processes in industry at international level in the coming years.

Entry requirements

A 4-year bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant chemical technology or chemical engineering programme. However, all applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and relevant or extensive work experience will be taken into account, so that in certain exceptional cases an award at a lower level or a 2.2 classification may be considered.

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.

Duration

Duration: 1 Year Full Time

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Katie O'Neill
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 1781

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Chemical & Bioprocess Reaction Engineering CHEN30010
Process Instrumentation & Control CHEN30140
Advanced Separation Processes CHEN40150
Advanced Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics CHEN40160
Process Design, Safety and Economics CHEN40170
Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering Design Project CHEN40190
Advanced Experimental Design CHEN40210
Chemical Engineering Project CHEN40450

Stage 1 - Option

Environmental Engineering CHEN40010
Bioreactor Modelling and Control CHEN40060
Chem Proc Sust & Ren Energy CHEN40440
Advanced Characterisation Tech CHEN40510
Fossil fuels, carbon capture and storage GEOL40310
Energy Systems and Climate Change MEEN40090
Nanomaterials MEEN40180

Application date

Deadline Rolling *

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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

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