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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Course overview

The programme has been designed to assist holders of relevant degrees in science and engineering to upgrade their academic qualifications and enhance their professional standing. You will gain skills in advanced engineering practice including design, operations, problem-solving and practical elements. The advanced practice is centered on themes within energy and environmental applications allowing you to gain significant experience in areas such as carbon capture, energy efficiency, food and pharmaceutical engineering, nanotechnology, process optimisation and water treatment.

 

Why choose this course?

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering is a leading centre for the development of industrial processes and applications in energy, sustainability and environmental engineering.

Our taught postgraduate programmes produce high quality engineers who will graduate with the advanced skills and training demanded by industry and organisations all over the world.

Course content

The programme is operated on a modular basis and consists of two semesters during which you will follow a series of taught modules followed by an individual research project, undertaken during the summer period. You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources. You must choose modules worth a total of 80 credits. To meet IChemE’s further learning requirement, you must include 40 credits of specified modules designated as chemical engineering depth. You must also complete the Research Planning module (10 credits) and the Group Design Project (30 credits) before undertaking an Individual Research Project (60 credits), leading to a total of 180 credits for the programme. If you have taken any of the modules as part of a BEng/ MEng degree programme at the University of Nottingham, you are not allowed to take those modules for a second time.

Typical core modules

  • Group Design Project
  • MSc Research Project
  • Research Planning

Optional depth modules

  • Advanced Biochemical Engineering
  • Advanced Computational Methods
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Advanced Reaction Engineering
  • Advanced Rheology and Materials
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Industrial Dehydration
  • Multiphase Systems
  • Process Design and Optimisation
  • Process Synthesis and Design

Optional breadth modules

  • Advanced Environmental Assessment
  • Air Pollution 2
  • Contaminated Land
  • Fats and Oils Processing Technology
  • Food Processing Technology
  • Microfluidic Technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Palm Oil and Oleochemicals
  • Petroleum Refining and Gas Processing
  • Power Generation and Carbon Capture
  • Professional Engineer in Society
  • Process Simulation 1
  • Statistical Process Control and Quality Management
  • Water Treatment Engineering

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in chemical engineering or a related discipline. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.

If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview.

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

IELTS (Academic):

6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT):

79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in reading, 20 in Speaking)

PTE (Academic):

65 (with no less than 59 in each element)
MUET: Band 4

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

Learning and assessment

How you will learn

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Supervision
  • Lab sessions
  • Computer labs

In addition to lectures, some modules have lab sessions, some have workshops and some drop in sessions. Each module is run with the aim of providing best learning experience for students and module objectives are achieved by devising the most appropriate delivery and assessment methods.

How you will be assessed

  • Group coursework
  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Examinations
  • Presentation

Modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework at the end of the relevant semester.

Fees

ResidencyFees
Malaysian studentsRM54,900 per programme
International studentsRM61,700 per programme

Funding

Find out about scholarships, financial assistance and specific research funding available to all malaysian and international students.

Scholarship funding

Where you will learn

Malaysia Campus

Semenyih Campus is 48km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and just 45 minutes’ drive from the famous city centre with its iconic Petronas Twin Towers. On arrival, you are immersed in the green jungle backdrop that Malaysia provides with wildlife, sunshine and campus lake.

The campus is home to our business, education, science and engineering schools, which sit alongside a sports centre, library and student accommodation. The University has everything a modern day student could wish for with the added bonus of being located in central Asia allowing you to travel further afield in your free time.

Public transport is plentiful with free shuttle services operating on some routes. Taxi/Grab services in Malaysia are very reasonable and used widely by the student community.

Careers

Students completing this programme have undertaken jobs in a range of industries, including oil and gas, petrochemicals, food, environmental protection, nanotechnology, consultancy and management. The programme also aims to provide a strong foundation for further study to PhD level and pursuit of a career in research.

The University has an established Careers Advisory Service (CAS) that provides students with essential resources and guidance for career choices offering many opportunities to develop the skills needed to plan and manage your future. Our Careers Advisory Service will work with you to improve and maximise your employability skills as well as providing essential resources and guidance that will assist you with job/course applications. They will facilitate searches for appropriate work experience placements and connect you to a wide range of prospective employers or training opportunities.

MSc Chemical Engineering graduates have found jobs in a range of industries including consultancy, environmental protection, food, management, nanotechnology, oil and gas, and petrochemicals.

MSc Environmental Engineering graduates are well suited for careers as environmental consultants or in-house environmental experts sought by companies in order to stay ahead of environmental restrictions and legislation. Our study programmes also aim to provide a strong foundation for further study to PhD level and the pursuit of a career in research.

Related courses

This content was last updated on 26 April 2022. Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate, but changes are likely to occur between the date of publishing and course start date. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply.