Webinar on MSc Courses to Study at UCL’s Department of Chemical Engineering

Representative: Lizzie
14th Dec 2023
17:30 - 18:30

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers five MSc Programmes, each of which seeks to push the boundaries of students’ knowledge by applying theoretical rigour and fundamental principles to challenge ideas.  Chemical engineers play a major role in developing the expertise and technologies behind products we desire or depend on in everyday life, thereby enhancing our standard of living. Our programmes facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration, providing graduates with the advanced training necessary to enter the chemical and related process industries. Our graduates work across a large variety of sectors, including Energy, Environment, Pharmaceuticals, Oil and Gas, Business and Management, Nuclear, Food and drink, Chemicals, Healthcare, Materials, Water, Biotechnology, Process Plant and Equipment, Mining and Minerals.

In September 2023, the UCL Department of Chemical Engineering launched three MSc programmes at UCL’s new campus (UCL East) in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic site in East London. The MSc courses are designed to equip the next generation of engineers with the practical skills needed to employ new technologies and methodologies, which have significantly broadened the scope of what can be done in the materials, manufacturing and transport industries and hold the key to ensuring sustainable development in these sectors. 


Why attend the event?

At our upcoming webinar with UCL, you’ll meet the academics behind the courses. You will also learn more about the courses and how the skills can help you access exciting, rewarding industrial or academic careers in STEM. Interact directly with the academics who helped design the courses and who will also be teaching students next year. 

The MSc courses are available for September 2024 intake, and applications are open until 5th April 2024. So, if you wish to apply, now is an excellent time to learn about the courses to make an informed decision.

Chemical engineering courses at UCL are created in collaboration with industrial partners in response to considerable and recent demand from industry and academia for engineers and scientists with interdisciplinary skills. This demand is reflected by job openings in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, healthcare, electronics and automotive, green energy, food and fine chemicals and many others, as well as PhD positions at universities in the UK and internationally.

All UCL’s East MSc programmes will be housed in purpose-built, state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary labs - the Manufacturing Futures Lab and Advanced Propulsion Lab - at Marshgate on UCL’s campus in East London. 


Who should attend the event?

Students finishing their undergraduate studies this summer, recent graduates, or graduates with industry experience from all STEM disciplines – particularly with an interest in materials, manufacturing and transport electrification.


What are the courses available at UCL’s Department of Chemical Engineering? 

In this seminar, you'll meet the academics behind the courses and learn more to see if these MSc courses are right for you.

  • In Digital Manufacturing of Advanced Materials MSc, students gain the highly demanded multi-disciplinary skills ranging from material synthesis and characterisation over high-throughput experimentation with robotics and flow chemistry, automation and data management to computational tools such as machine learning. It provides a holistic digital approach to developing and producing advanced materials such as new drug molecules and pharmaceuticals, materials for energy generation and storage, catalysts facilitating sustainable processes, functional nanomaterials for precious metal recovery or biomedical applications, and more.
  • Advanced Propulsion MSc will train you to address the challenges of Net Zero in the areas of batteries, fuel cells and electric machines. This innovative and highly interdisciplinary programme in new state-of-the-art facilities has been designed and will be delivered with industry partners, giving you the edge in a fast-paced and competitive sector.
  • Nature-Inspired Solutions MSc will help you translate insights from natural materials, processes, and systems into disruptive and sustainable technologies to drive bio-inspired innovation in diverse industries, including process engineering, materials, manufacturing, biomedicine, catalysis, water, renewable energy, built environment, or biosciences.
  • Chemical Process Engineering MSc facilitates multi-disciplinary collaboration between scientists and engineers. Building on the students’ first degrees, the programme will develop your in-depth knowledge and transferable skills required for highly skilled jobs in the process engineering sector. Relying on an integrated approach to chemical engineering that encourages the application of core principles to problems of current and future industrial relevance, this programme aims to form engineers who are aware of the context of their work and able to have a positive impact on their future profession.
  • Global Management of Natural Resources MSc will help you develop an integrated understanding of resource genesis, production, supply, socio-environmental footprint and sustainable practice, which is now essential. This programme aims to deliver graduates who have a broad understanding of natural resources: where they come from, how we extract and use them, as well as the consequences of doing so. The programme is transcontinental (offered by UCL and the University of South Australia (UniSA)) and is delivered in London by UCL Chemical Engineering, UCL Earth Sciences, UCL Bartlett, and UCL School of Management. In Australia, teaching is delivered by the Future Industries Institute (FII) at UniSA. 


Entry Requirements 

A 2:1 Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Students may come from a range of backgrounds as follows:

  • DMAM: Engineering and Science graduates, e.g. Biochemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry and Physics, Environmental Science and Engineering, and their allied fields.
  • NIS: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering, Biosciences, Biomedicine, Civil Engineering, Life Sciences, Mechanical Engineering and their allied fields.
  • AP: Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or a relevant discipline.
  • CPE: Engineering, Material science, Chemistry


Entry Requirement for GMNR 

For students applying for MSc GNMR, a minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline is required from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Preferred background includes Engineering, Earth sciences, Chemistry or Finance/business. Relevant work experience may be taken into account.

Who would present this session?

  • Dr Max Besenhard – Programme Lead Digital Manufacturing of Advanced Materials MSc
  • Dr James Robinson – Lecturer in Advanced Propulsion MSc
  • Dr Diego Lopez Barreiro – Lecturer in Nature-Inspired Engineering MSc 
  • Dr Ademola Odunsi – Programme Lead Chemical Process Engineering MSc
  • Dr Alex Norori-McCormac – Programme Lead Global Management of Natural Resources MSc

Don’t forget to attend this exclusive session to learn more about UCL’s programme at its Department of Chemical Engineering. Register today to book your slot. 


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