Aston University Chemical Engineering

Aston University

Aston University Chemical Engineering

The products in the world we use everyday require the skill of a chemical engineer.  You will be trained to ensure the safe and profitable production of the chemicals and materials required to create products such as clothing, food, medicine, transport and home entertainment systems.
Chemical engineers are very much at the forefront of working to improve the quality of our lives.  Chemical engineering is a challenging and fascinating profession with extensive career opportunities.  As a chemical engineer you will combine a detailed knowledge of chemistry with an understanding of engineering principles in order to design, construct and operate chemical process plants.

Subject guide & modules

The MEng in Chemical Engineering is designed to develop your engineering skills, in the context of a firm grounding in chemistry. To ensure this you share a common first year with chemists. In later years you go on to specialise at a more advanced level in the core engineering topics. The MEng builds on the BEng course, but is an extended, broader-based qualification requiring four years of academic study, as well as an optional industrial placement year. The course is enhanced by additional subjects including process synthesis, advanced management, bioenergy, and a major research project.

The MEng is a challenging and demanding course of study which will enable you to progress more readily after graduation to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, which will in turn enable you to aim for the highest levels in industry.

Years 1

Core Modules

  • Chemical Engineering Mathematics (CE11EM)
  • Design and Build (CE1002)
  • Process and Product Design (CE1004)
  • Introduction to Transfer Processes (CE1009)
  • Health, Safety and the Environment (CE1007)
  • Physical Chemistry for Engineers (CE1103)
  • States of Matter (CH1105)
  • Chemistry for Engineers (CE1012)
  • Professional Skills for Chemical Engineers (CE1011)

Year 2

Core Modules

  • Process Design (CE2002)
  • Transfer Processes (CE2004)
  • Process Control and Instrumentation (CE2009)
  • Separation Processes (CE2103)
  • Process Simulation (CE2105)
  • Reaction Kinetics (CE2106)
  • Introduction to Particle Processing (CE2111)
  • Engineering Materials (ME2019)
  • Energy Supply (ME2042)

Optional Modules

  • Catalytic Process Technologies (CE2112)
  • Introduction to Business Management (SE1500)

Year 3 – Optional placement year

See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year.

  • EAS Study Placement Year (SEP001)
  • EAS Industrial Placement Year (SEP002)

 

Year 3/4

Core Modules

  • Process Economics and Loss Prevention (CE3001)
  • Advanced Process Design (CE3003)
  • Sustainability Project (CE3012)
  • Particle Processing (CE3013)
  • Reaction Engineering (CE3102)
  • Process and Pollution Control (CE3104)
  • Advanced Seperation Processes (CE3105)
  • Advanced Transfer Processes (CE3106)
  • Process Computation (CE3021)

Optional Modules

  • Nanomaterials (CE3112)
  • Catalysis (CE3010)
  • Energy Effieciency (ME3023)
  • Advances in Biomaterials Science (CH3102)

Final Year

Core Modules

  • Research Project (CE4011)
  • Advanced Reaction Engineering (CE4014)
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Processes (CE4020)
  • Advanced Process Simulation (CE4023)

Optional Modules

  • Project Management (EM4003)
  • Management of Change (EM4005)
  • Waste Management in the Nuclear Industry (CE4021)
  • Computational Dynamics for Chemical Engineering Design (CE4024)
  • Advanced Process Control (CE4029)
  • Advanced Particle Technologies (CE4028)

In your final year you will undertake a major research project and a sustainability project to gain your MEng status. Additional modules include Advanced Reaction Engineering, Energy and Chemicals from Biomass and a variety of advanced management and professional skills modules.