Chemical Engineering, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    5700 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #501 (WUR) ,
Are you thinking about broadening your career prospective by becoming a chemical engineer, even though your first degree is not in chemical engineering?

About

If your answer is YES - then this is the right course for you – this specially designed one-year full-time programme offers rigorous training in chemical engineering profession and converts non-chemical engineering graduates to recognised chemical engineers. Graduates of this programme will gain significant improvement of their professional versatility and employability in both Irish and EU chemical/process industries. 

Graduate Profile

Graduates of this course are in high demand by major Irish and multinational companies for employment as chemical/process/project engineers in a wide range of process industries: pharmaceutical, chemical and biochemical, oil and gas, healthcare, food and drink, water, consumer goods etc.. Graduates have been employed also by companies making equipment or components for the process, biomedical or IT industries. There is also opportunity for graduates to pursue research Master and PhD.

Graduates of the programme will display a firm grasp of the fundamental principles underlying the field of chemical engineering and practical engineering experience in the operation of chemical process. They will also be able to perform a chemical process design with the knowledge of using common industrial software packages and the ability of defining problems and identifying constraints in design work. They should also show a good understanding and appreciate the safety, health and environment as well as the sustainability, economic and ethical issues in engineering profession.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, University of Limerick (UL) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Limerick (UL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Chemical Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Mass Transfer Separations
  • Advanced Engineering Maths.
  • Fluid Process Control
  • Batch Processing Engineering
  • Plant & Process Management
  • Advanced Transport Processes
  • Chemical Engineering Design Methods
  •  Chemical Engineering Design Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Applicants should normally have a primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) with a minimum result of a 2H2 (Second class honours, grade 2) in a relevant branch of science or engineering (e.g. Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry or Biochemistry, Physics, Biotechnology, Environmental, Food or Materials Science, Mechanical, Environmental or Food Engineering).  They must also show evidence of proficiency in chemistry and mathematics, particularly in differential and integral calculus and differential equations.  Applications from graduates with work experience are especially welcome.

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • English language qualification if English is not your first language
  • Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
  • A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5700 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1,150 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.