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Advanced Chemical & Process Engineering (distance learning)

Advanced Chemical & Process Engineering (distance learning)

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Study mode

Part time


36 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Process Engineering Chemical Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

Why this course?

This course is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) – the global professional membership organisation for chemical engineering professionals.

It's designed specifically for graduates of related science and engineering disciplines who are working in chemical and process industries, with all of the taught content delivered online via our virtual learning environment. This first semester focusses on Chemical Engineering fundamentals, as a refresher for those who have a Chemical Engineering background, and conversion for students of other science and engineering disciplines. Your work based final project will be supervised by one of our world class academics and will give you the opportunity to apply your learning to a real-world problem that is relevant to your employer.

You may choose to exit the course with a postgraduate diploma after two years, or postgraduate certificate at the end of the first year. You may transfer between MSc Process Technology and Management and MSc Chemical Technology and Management, provided that you do so before the end of the first semester.

Course content

This MSc distance learning course has been designed to deliver in-depth knowledge and the skills required for your profession, while allowing you to select classes to suit your requirements and learning objectives.

In your first semester, you'll take three 10-credit classes: Process Design Principles, Safety Management Practices and Programming and Optimisation. These are designed as revision and levelling for those who have a Chemical Engineering background, and conversion for students of other science and engineering disciplines. For the remainder of years 1 and 2 you'll study a mix of Advanced Chemical Engineering and Business/Management classes, with the opportunity to customise your degree with optional classes in the second year.

In the final year you'll complete a project in your workplace, which combines your industry experience with your learning from the previous 2 years.


This module provides you with an advanced level exposure to the role of management and management systems in safety and loss prevention.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students should hold normally at least a second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in chemical engineering or relevant engineering, technology or science discipline. Other qualifications may be considered if they meet the same standard. Students must currently be working in a relevant role that will allow completion of the work-based project.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is a first-rate institution, offering a diverse variety of postgraduate course options and fostering an inclusive university community, welcoming students from around the globe and from all types of backgrounds. Strathclyde is a research-oriented university, delivering a transformative learning experience. It invests intelligently in campus facilities to provide a superb environment in which to study and...more

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