Enhance your employability in the competitive global market with a qualification that provides advanced technical foundations and industrial perspectives in your chosen field.
The MEngSt allows students with academic engineering backgrounds to expand their existing theoretical and practical skills. It is flexible – you can study either full-time or part-time, undertake either a primarily coursework or research-focused programme, and choose from sixteen distinct specialisations.
This programme ultimately requires an in-depth exploration of your chosen topic. You will demonstrate the high-quality critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are sought-after by employers worldwide, or consider this as foundation for further study.
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Postgraduate students in Chemical and Materials Engineering gain a deeper understanding of how things work, with the potential to develop new technologies. Areas of interest include:
- Advanced and nanomaterials research, which involves in-depth studies into properties, performance, processing, microstructure, and industrial applications
- Chemical and process engineering, including aluminium smelting technology, heat exchange, iron and steel making, food processing, high-pressure sterilisation, and more
- Energy and the environment, including biodiesel, oil and gas processing, thermal management, air flow and heat transfer, and clean technologies
- Food and bioproduct processing, with a focus on value-added food products and cost-effective technologies
- Materials engineering, with studies into metals and manufacturing, and non-metallic materials such as polymers for high-performance applications
- Separation and reaction engineering, specialising in green process engineering
- Surface and materials science, from the nano to large-scale
This is available as either a 120 or 180-point programme. The option you pursue generally depends on your prior study.
The programme structure varies depending on your chosen specialisation – some offer flexibility and the chance to select courses tailored to your interests, while others have specific requirements. Some specialisations are only available as a 120-point option.
Jobs related to this programme
- Design engineer
- Process engineering manager
- Product engineer
- Project manager
- Senior engineer
- Software developer
Further study options
- Master of Engineering
- Doctor of Philosophy
1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor availability.
Taught 120 points or Research 120 points:
You must have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering at a recognised university (or similar institution) that includes:
- Broad coverage in your first year of the foundational science topics that underpin engineering disciplines: mathematical modelling, chemical and materials science, electrical engineering theory, mechanics, programming, and engineering design.
- One year of postgraduate-level study
- a research project or dissertation comprising at least one-quarter of the final year.