Published: 15 June 2023

Five reasons to study for a masters in chemical and process engineering at Surrey

Postgraduate Director Dr Franjo Cecelja reveals what makes our chemical and process engineering MSc courses different, and how studying for a masters at Surrey can open the door to a world of opportunities.

1. Focus on today’s challenges

Our masters courses are unique in combining technology with an industry perspective, and have a strong focus on the challenges the world faces today such as renewable energy, petroleum refining and advanced processes.

2. Teaching by research-active academics

Surrey’s School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is home to globally significant research in fields including sustainable manufacturing, water processing, robotics and AI for safer chemical plants, and this informs our teaching. You’ll learn from academics who are leading the way in their research fields and potentially get involved in exciting real-world projects through your dissertation.

3. State-of-the-art facilities

As a student on one of our MSc courses, you will use our pilot scale processing plant to learn about safety, profitability and environmental impact practically. Our Fluor Pilot Plant is the only facility of its kind at a UK university which gives students experience of the entire chemical manufacturing process. You will also have access to a process engineering facility, a control and robotics facility, and signal processing labs.

4. Wide range of modules

You can specialise in a fascinating field of chemical and process engineering which feeds into a specific area of industry on our Petroleum Refining Systems Engineering MSc, Renewable Energy Systems Engineering MScInformation and Process Systems Engineering MSc or Process Systems Engineering MSc. Whichever course you decide on, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of modules to tailor the course to your interests and career aspirations.

5. Great employment prospects

Studying for a masters in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Surrey opens up a huge variety of career opportunities within technology-driven organisations in the chemical, petroleum, energy and pharmaceutical sectors among many others. Recent graduates of our MSc courses have been employed in roles such as project leaders, project managers, plant/process designers, operation coordinators, lead designers and investment coordinators.


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