University of Bath

University of Bath

Sustainable Chemical Engineering

The course is suitable for graduates who aspire to play leading roles in managing, innovating and delivering resource efficient products, processes and systems in a sustainable way. Students study improving resource efficiency to increase competitiveness and decrease environmental impact, resource efficiency and delivering this sustainably presents a major opportunity and challenge for engineers and scientists. You will also develop your understanding of sustainable chemical engineering in a design, research and management context through 3 project based units, focused on resource efficiency and conservation. In the group activity, you will apply engineering and project management techniques to solve a design problem, just as an industry based design team would. Project unit 1 introduces you to research methods and project planning. You will then apply this to detailed background research in your discipline area to prepare for your individual summer dissertation project in project unit 2. The final semester consists of an individual project leading to an MSc dissertation. Depending on your chosen area of interest, the project may involve theoretical, computational and/or experimental activities. You will conduct your individual project at Bath under the supervision of a member of academic staff, with opportunities for industrial co-supervision. You will have access to the facilities in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Entry requirements

First degree (normally UK 1st or 2.1 or international equivalent ) in chemical, biochemical or environmental engineering. Applications from other relevant engineering and science disciplines will be considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

All years: foundation in sustainability and systems analysis to apply throughout the programme; concepts, technologies and issues in resource recovery; the valorisation and the re-use of waste streams (waste2resource); transforming wastes and other feedstocks into high value products in the bioeconomy; resource conservation; process intensification and waste, water and energy integration.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a written dissertation and an oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months

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Key information

Faculty of Engineering & Design Graduate School