The Chemical Engineering programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. Through our course you will upgrade your technical abilities and equip yourself with advanced knowledge in the fields of chemical and process engineering to enable you to perform in the 21st century chemical industry in fields such as:
It is also perfect if you hold a BEng degree that requires further learning elements to qualify for Chartered Engineer registration.Jobs
You will have developed expertise to improve your employability within the chemical and process industries in areas such as:
There are expected to be professional employment opportunities with leading companies such as:
These companies have previously employed graduates from our undergraduate course.
Our course will deepen and widen your knowledge and understanding of chemical and process engineering specialist topics. A wide range of modules are offered that advance the core knowledge base of the discipline and provide the necessary and continuing development of appropriate interpersonal and transferable skills at a level that a Chemical/Process Engineer would be expected to have, allowing you to function in an advanced engineering environment as senior engineers and managers. While the main focus our course is on taught modules, you will have the opportunity to explore a specific subject in more detail through your MSc dissertation module.
Core modules that you will study include:
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
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Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.
You should possess a good second class Honours degree or equivalent qualification, in chemical engineering or related area from a recognised institution or an equivalent professional qualification, for MSc entry.
If you have a lesser degree qualification in engineering, and have appropriate professional or industrial experience, you may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland.
However, there are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at UWS.
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.
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