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Description of Process Industry Business Management

Students from other disciplines who wish to move into these sector should contact us directly so we review your suitability for the course on a case by case basis. This course is not sector specific, it delivers the management expertise for industries focusing on industrial processes. It is highly transferable and relevant not just for the chemical and oil and gas industries, but also for industries such as food production, distillaries, power generation, mining and extraction.

A range of tools and techniques required to manage a process business. You will gain a broad understanding of key systems and business functions and develop a methodical approach to decision making.

You will understand the management and operational requirements of a process business and gain a broad view of industrial processes and process engineering. You will understand the essence of strategic thinking & management and the implications on the local and international environment in which engineering businesses operate.

The project is worth 50% of the final grade and supports you in developing your personal research skills.

For this course, the project must be related to the management of companies or processes in the petro-chemical, energy, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, water or other process industry sectors and can address many different aspects of those businesses.

Examples of recent projects include:

  • Oil refinery process technologies
  • Renewable energy from biomass and biofuel
  • Recent development and economic analysis of combined heat and power
  • Hydrogen infrastructure and economy
  • Technical and economic assessments of fuel cells
  • Waste and water treatment processes
Learning Style

Taught material is a blend of formal lectures, seminars and practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields. Industrial visits are available to all students and the course is assessed through assignments.

After You Graduate

Graduates from this course can expect employment in oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical and other process industries as well as a wide range of engineering organisations.

Recent graduates have gone on to work with: AstraZeneca, Kuwait Catalyst Company, Syngenta, York Winery Pvt. Ltd., PZ Cussons.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline August
Tuition fee
  • GBP 21280 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 11600 Year (EEA)
Start date October  2015 October
Duration full-time 12 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

  • Financial Analysis & Control Systems
  • Design For The Environment
  • Business Strategy & Strategic Management
  • Fundamentals of Process Engineering
  • Logistics & Operations Management
  • Industrial Processes
  • Project Planning Management & Control
  • Health and Safety, Risk and Environment

English Language Requirements

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Process Industry Business Management

  • Bachelor 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent
  • IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)

Work Experience for Process Industry Business Management

No work experience is required.

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