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Chemical and Petroleum Engineering MEng - 2023/4

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MEng Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
BEng (Hons) Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Ord Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
DipHE Chemical Engineering
CertHE Chemical Engineering

Professional recognition

Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
Accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Chemical Engineer.

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UFJ15008 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UFJ15008 600 credits and 300 ECTS credits

JACs code

100143, 100178

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Bachelor), Engineering (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points

The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes : UK-SPEC (Engineering Council UK); Accreditation of chemical engineering degrees - a guide for university departments and assessors - based on learning outcomes - for Master and Bachelor level degree programmes (IChemE).

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Programme Leader

THORPE Rex (Chst Chm Eng)

Date of production/revision of spec

30/05/2023

Educational aims of the programme

  • Under a nurturing environment with hands on experience, we aim to develop students into professional chemical engineers with holistic understanding of core concepts on process/chemical systems and to meet global challenges with this thinking, and be prepared for future employment and learning. Our programmes have been developed in consultation with industry with key aims to: -Produce graduates equipped with specialist advanced knowledge in chemical and petroleum engineering skills from mathematical modelling of whole systems through the detailed analysis of unit operations to practical process operation -Produces graduates capable of contributing to the needs of the wider chemical industry in the context of current economic, social and environmental pressures -Produces graduates of chemical engineering of high employability where they are equipped with advanced technical skills and problem-solving mindset required to tackle real-world engineering challenges in the chemical and petroleum industry. -Produces graduates who are able to undertake self-directed and open-ended research within the discipline -Offer opportunity for students to develop advanced digital capabilities such as machine learning and artificial intelligence approaches to solving engineering problems and to take part in a multidisciplinary project working with other engineering students across the University. -Provides an education that satisfies the educational part of the requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer through accreditation by the Institution of Chemical Engineers

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Apply mathematics relevant to chemical engineering KT CertHE
Explain and apply basic scientific principles relevant to chemical engineering K CertHE
Analysis and design of both single and combinations of process units found in the chemical, petroleum and process industries K DipHE
Apply management tools including economic evaluation of commercial projects KT Ord, BEng (Hons)
Perform laboratory techniques relevant to experimental work and the knowledge to analyse the results of chemical engineering experiments KP CertHE, DipHE fundamental measurements for the Cert HE; applied / advanced methods for the Dip HE and beyond
Team-working, including the ability as a team to design a whole chemical / petrochemical / petroleum process, to operate a whole chemical process and conduct a feasibility study of a multi-disciplinary engineering project KT Ord, BEng (Hons)
Analyse and solve mathematical, scientific and engineering problems KCT DipHE
Analyse and design unit operations C DipHE
Analyse and describe industrial activity with respect to its sustainability C DipHE
Analyse and understand chemical engineering and related systems up to the global scale C Ord, BEng (Hons)
Understand the purpose of an experiment and so draw conclusions from the analysis of data KCT CertHE
Prepare and understand flow sheet drawings etc. as used by chemical engineers in practice C CertHE basic introduction for the Cert HE
Evaluate and choose between potential designs and projects C Ord, BEng (Hons)
Write a critical literature survey on a research topic C MEng
Perform chemical engineering experiments KP CertHE
Use current commercial chemical engineering simulation software such as ChemCad and HYSYS KP DipHE
Run a pilot scale chemical process P Ord, BEng (Hons)
Draw up a flow sheet of a chemical production process including effluent treatment KP Ord, BEng (Hons)
Write up a significant piece of research to a standard that might be published P MEng
Use scientific evidence and logical thought in the presentation of ideas CT Ord, BEng (Hons)
Use general IT tools including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel as well as Matlab T CertHE
Effectively use process and equipment simulation tools such as ChemCad and HYSYS T DipHE
Write formal reports that are well organised and effective T CertHE
Give oral presentation that are well organised and effective T Ord, BEng (Hons)
Work effectively as part of a group and provide leadership if required T Ord, BEng (Hons)
Describe basic machine learning and artificial intelligence approaches to solving engineering problems KT Ord
Use a programming language to perform basic process simulation, optimisation, statistical analysis and parameter estimation CP Ord

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Integrated Master's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and 7). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (360 credits)
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Integrated Master's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over five academic years, consisting of 600 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6, 7 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (360 credits)
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Plan A - 90 credits of compulsory modules and 30 credits optional (choice of 2 from 3 modules)

Plan B - 2 compulsory and 2 optional in Semester 1; 1 compulsory and 2 optional in Semester 2.

ENGM001 - Compulsory, Plan A only
ENGM072 - Compulsory, Plan A only
ENGM072 - Optional, Plan B only
ENGM078 - Optional
ENGM275 - Compulsory
ENGM291 - Compulsory
ENGM282 - Compulsory, Plan B only
ENGM214 - Optional, Plan B only
ENGM217 - Optional
ENGM218 - Optional
ENGM219 - Optional, Plan B only
ENGM255 - Optional, Plan B only

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGP011 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Core 120 Year-long

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) -

N/A

Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Plan A - 90 credits of compulsory modules and 30 credits optional (choice of 2 from 3 modules)

Plan B - 2 compulsory and 2 optional in Semester 1; 1 compulsory and 2 optional in Semester 2.

ENGM001 - Compulsory, Plan A only
ENGM072 - Compulsory, Plan A only
ENGM072 - Optional, Plan B only
ENGM078 - Optional
ENGM275 - Compulsory
ENGM291 - Compulsory
ENGM282 - Compulsory, Plan B only
ENGM214 - Optional, Plan B only
ENGM217 - Optional
ENGM218 - Optional
ENGM219 - Optional, Plan B only
ENGM255 - Optional, Plan B only

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Other information

Students may be initially registered on the BEng programme and transfer to the MEng programme provided their academic performance in FHEQ level 5 is at the appropriate standard.

Students can transfer to MEng programme from the BEng programme at any time up to entry of FHEQ Level 6 provided they meet the MEng requirements. To remain on the MEng Programme or to transfer in from the BEng programme, a student, in addition to the normal progression requirements, is required to achieve an aggregate mark of at least 50% at the end of FHEQ Level 5. Students should have attained a weighted aggregate mark based on their FHEQ Level 4 and 5 performances of at least 50% prior to entering FHEQ Level 6. Students dropping below an aggregate mark of 50% in FHEQ level 6, but otherwise satisfying the normal progression requirements, will be required to transfer to the corresponding BEng programme. All completed MEng assessments will be transferred to the equivalent BEng programme and will then be assessed according to the BEng assessment procedure. This will require them to complete a BEng Individual Project at level FHEQ 6 before they can be eligible for the BEng award.


The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is committed to developing graduates with strengths in Employability, Digital Capabilities, Global and Cultural Capabilities, Sustainability, and Resourcefulness and Resilience. This programme is designed to allow students to develop knowledge, skills, and capabilities in the following areas:

Employability:
This programme will produce graduates of Chemical and Petroleum engineering of high employability. Graduates will be able to apply advanced chemical engineering skills from mathematical modelling of whole systems through the detailed analysis of unit operations to practical process operation specific to chemical and petroleum processes. In addition, graduates will have hands on experience in operating a small pilot plant and equipped with the knowledge and confidence to be able to contribute to the needs of the wider chemical industry in the context of current economic, social and environmental pressures. Graduates will develop transferrable skills such as time management, organisation, problem solving, teamwork, report writing, presentation and communication that are well sort after by employers of all disciplines. Graduates in their final year will be taking modules with very open-ended engineering and research problems that will elevate their critical thinking and problem solving skills in a multidisciplinary environment..

Digital Capabilities:
Graduates will have advanced skills, knowledge, and attitudes that enable confident, critical, and creative use of a wide range of digital technologies for information, communication, and problem-solving in chemical engineering which can also be applied to all aspects of life. Graduates will gain understanding in the benefits and risks of digitalisation and adopt a holistic and proportionate approach to the mitigation of security risks using process, cyber and automation, and behavioural measures.

Global and Cultural Skills:
The programme is taught in an interactive and collaborative way, in a cohort that commonly represents a wealth of nationalities, backgrounds and engineering disciplines. Graduates would have engaged and learnt from diverse perspectives through interaction and teamwork. In addition, graduates will understand the global responsibilities as a chemical engineer and to minimise impact on society and environment.

Resourcefulness and resilience:
Graduates will develop an opportunity-centred mindset and leadership, demonstrating confidence in responding effectively to opportunities, challenges, open ended complex problems, working under pressure and setbacks, reflecting and learning from own performance and experiences, and dealing with conceptually challenging real life chemical and petroleum engineering processes.

Sustainability:
Graduates will have awareness and understanding the ethical, social and environmental responsibilities as a chemical engineer in designing, developing and operating processes in chemical and petroleum industry, as well as consider alternative raw material, technologies and processes, to further optimise the process to minimise waste and energy consumption, and strive towards more sustainable processes to minimise environmental impact.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.