Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

MSc
Duration: 1 year
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: MSc
Suitable for international students
Start date: September
Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
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Overview

The modern society relies on the work of Chemical Engineers who develop and design the processes that make the useful products for the society by efficient use and management of resources including water and energy while controlling health and safety procedures and protecting the environment.

Chemical Engineering provides essential tools based on the concept of sustainability and low carbon footprint for changing raw materials into useful products in a safe and cost effective way. Chemical Engineers understand how to alter the chemical, biochemical or physical state of a substance, to create everything from health care products (face creams, shampoo, perfume, drugs) to food (dairy products, cereals, agro-chemicals) and water (desalination for freshwater) to energy (petroleum to nuclear fuels).

Your study at MSc level at Bradford will be a foundation for life aimed at developing a deep understanding of advanced technical principles, analytical tools, and competence in their application together with a wide range of management, personal and professional skills. The course will provide you with essential tools based on the concept of sustainability and low carbon footprint for changing raw materials into useful products in a safe and cost effective way.

Why Bradford?

Flexibility of career path – Choice of three routes:

  • Chemical Engineering - advanced chemical engineering and process technology skills for exciting and challenging careers in chemical and process industries
  • Petroleum Engineering -matches the needs in different areas of oil and gas production and in medium/small operating and consulting companies
  • Polymer Engineering - design and operation of processes to engineer materials with advanced properties leading to careers in diverse manufacturing sectors

Research Strengths - Internationally acclaimed research activities in the following areas:

  • Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering
  • Polymers
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Pharmaceutical engineering
  • Coating and advanced materials engineering

Rankings

Entry requirements

  • 2.2 equivalent bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering or Petroleum Engineering.

English language requirements:

IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

Modules

MSc Chemical & Petroleum Engineering (Chemical Engineering Background)

Module Title

Type

Stage

Desalination Technology

C

1

Materials & Manufacturing Processes

C

1

Transport Phenomena

C

1

Design Optimisation

O

1

Computational Fluid Dynamics

O

1

Upstream Production & Refinery Operations

C

2

Research Skills

C

2

Food & Pharmaceutical Processes Engineering

C

2

Polymer Engineering

O

2

Risk Management

O

2

Engineering Computational Methods

O

2

MSc Project

C

1/2/3

MSc Chemical & Petroleum Engineering (non-Chemical Engineering Background)

Module Title

Type

Stage

Desalination Technology

C

1

Transport Phenomena

C

1

Chemical Engineering Practice

C

1

Material & Manufacturing Processes

O

1

Design Optimisation

O

1

Computational Fluid Dynamics

O

1

Upstream Production & Refinery Operations

C

2

Research Skills

C

2

Food & Pharmaceutical Processes Engineering

C

2

Polymer Engineering

O

2

Risk Management

O

2

Engineering Computational Methods

O

2

MSc Project

C

1/2/3

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

 

2017/18:

  • Home/EU: £7,750
  • International: £17,600

Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

You may be eligible to apply for the government's new Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 to put towards your fees and living costs. Find out more on our Fees and Financial Support website.

How do I find out more?

Steps to Postgraduate Study

Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).

How to apply

The easiest way to apply is online.

This will help us process your application more quickly and allow you to submit your supporting documents electronically.

If you are unable to apply online, please email admissions@bradford.ac.uk to request a paper application form.

We will also need the following supporting documents, along with any other information specified on the course page:

  • Degree certificates/transcripts
  • Research proposal (if required)
  • Two references (including one academic reference)
  • Evidence of English language level (if required)
  • A copy of your passport

Once you have applied you will have access to the University's Applicant Portal, where you can track the status of your application.

You should also start thinking about how you plan to fund your postgraduate study — you may need to apply for loans or grants at this stage.

International students

If you applying from outside the UK and require additional support you may apply through your country representative.

They can help you at every stage and communicate with the University on your behalf. They often provide additional services to ensure your smooth arrival to the UK such as visa application support and assistance with your travel arrangements.

Further information is available on our International Office website.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.