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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering

Academic Year: 2020/21

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of Chemical Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc (PGDip and PGCert available as exit awards only)
Programme title Advanced Chemical Engineering
Programme code CGPT40
Length of programme MSc study is available on a full-time basis only: one year
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

Full Time MSc - https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/masters-degrees/a-z/advanced-chemical-engineering/

Date at which the programme specification was published Tue, 20 Oct 2020 10:59:59 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To develop thorough knowledge and leading edge technical expertise in the application of advanced chemical engineering concepts to complex engineering problems.
  • To deepen knowledge in specialist areas of chemical engineering, particularly process and product design, optimisation and key industrial techniques to prepare graduates for professional careers in the process and related industries that enhance our health, standard of living and the use of resources.
  • To equip graduates with advanced knowledge of optimal process design, sustainability, and research and development methodologies.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) accreditation guidance, February 2019.

QAA subject Benchmark Statement Engineering (Master’s) 2015.

Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of:

K1 Process design, operation, mathematic modelling and optimisation of chemical engineering processes

K2 Research techniques including information retrieval, project planning and experimental design

K3 Appropriate analytical/theoretical, experimental and numerical methods to solve and critically evaluate problems in chemical engineering and related areas

K4 Management and decision-making concepts to help address practical engineering problems

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

C1 Formulate, analyse and solve complex chemical engineering problems to support substantiated conclusions

C2 Develop an effective and achievable engineering design plan in the context of the chemical industries

C3 Critically evaluate solutions to numerical and practical chemical engineering problems

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

P1 Apply experimental or numerical methods to generate data and solve complex chemical engineering problems

P2 Apply technical knowledge to interpret and evaluate alternative options to balance costs, benefits, safety and environmental impact

P3 Plan, design and execute a chemical engineering project and communicate the results

P4 Source, analyse and apply relevant chemical engineering literature to solve complex technical problems

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

T1 Communicate effectively in verbal, written and visual forms

T2 Integrate and evaluate information from a range of sources

T3 Formulate and solve complex practical and numerical problems using qualitative and quantitative methods informed by appropriate sources

T4 Plan and optimise the use of resources and time for project planning and self-learning

T5 Work effectively as part of a team

T6 Undertake safe and effective laboratory practice

4. Programme structure

The Programme comprises study of a combination of compulsory and optional taught modules.

 

Semester 1

Compulsory modules (45 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

CGP059

Chemical Product Design

15

CGP075

Modelling of Chemical Engineering Systems

15

MPP001

Research Methods

15

 

Optional modules (Students should select modules up to a total of 30 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

CGP082

Advanced Engineering Separations

15

CGP069

Advanced Biochemical Engineering

15

CGP070

Clean Energy, Materials and Sustainability

15

CGP083

Process Intensification

15

 

Semester 2

Compulsory modules (15 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

CGP006

Advanced Process Design and Optimisation

15

 

Optional modules (Students should select modules totalling either 45 or 30 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

CGP010

Colloid Science and Engineering

15

CGP077

Drug Delivery and Targeting

15

BSP047

Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

15

 

Semester 3

Compulsory modules (60 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

CGP056

MSc Project

60

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

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