The Advanced Chemical Engineering with Information Technology and Management programme addresses recent developments in the global chemical industry by focusing on advancements of information technology and business management skills, including entrepreneurship.

Programme information

It builds on the Department’s established strengths in computer modelling, process systems engineering, reaction engineering, numerical modelling, computational fluid dynamics, finite element modelling, process control and development of software for process technologies. 

Teaching is augmented by staff from other departments and has an emphasis on design activities.

The programme aims to provide in-depth understanding of the IT skills required for advanced chemical processes and raise students’ awareness of the basic concepts of entrepreneurship, planning a new business, marketing, risk, and financial management and exit strategy. 

Core study areas include process systems engineering and applied IT practice, research and communication, modelling and analysis of chemical engineering systems and a research project. 

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time

Module Details:


Core Modules

Semester 1

  • Process Systems Engineering and Applied IT Practice 
  • Research and Communication 

Semester 2

  • Advanced Computational Methods for Modelling and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Systems

Semester 1 and 2

  • MSc Project
Optional Modules (select three)

Semester 1

  • Chemical Product Design
  • Filtration
  • Downstream Processing
  • Colloid Engineering and Nano-science
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment 

Semester 2

  • Mixing of Fluids and Particles
Optional Management Modules (select two)

Semester 1

  • Enterprise Technology

Semester 2

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Planning
  • Strategic Management for Construction

Student Destinations

Our graduates go on to work with companies such as 3M, GE Water, GL Noble Denton, GSK, Kraft Food, Tata Steel Group, Petroplus, Shell, Pharmaceutical World and Unilever.

Some students further their studies by enrolling on a PhD programme.


UK/EU £6,600; International £18,950

Entry Requirements

Minimum upper second class (2:1) honour degree in engineering or physical sciences

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