University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Formulation Engineering

This is an EPSRC-sponsored doctoral research and training programme. Students combine a research project based in industry with a Master's level training and development programme. The EngD Studentships at the School of Chemical Engineering programme has a 100 per cent employment record and has been recognised by the IChemE as counting towards Chartered Engineer status. Chemical engineering is dynamic and evolving. It provides many solutions to problems facing industries in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, oil, energy and food and drink sectors. It is vital to many issues affecting our quality of life; such as better and more economical processes to reduce the environmental burden, and more delicious and longer lasting food due to the right combination of chemistry, ingredients and processing. All modules are held at Birmingham unless otherwise stated.

Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in chemical engineering, biological or physical sciences, or mathematics.

Course modules

Foundation modules: process engineering fundamentals (may not be taken by someone with a chemical engineering or related degree); bioscience for graduates from other scientific disciplines (may not be taken by someone with a bioscience or related degree).
Core modules: modern genome-based bioscience; measurement techniques; colloids and rheology; supplementary colloids and rheology; molecular delivery; supplementary molecular delivery; mathematical modelling of time-dependent processes; developing food structure through thermal processing; hygienic food processing; food flavour; manufacturing principles in pharmaceutical production; from bench to market: the development of pharmaceutical drug products; design and development of drug delivery systems; particle technology; food structure change through physical processing: low water content (Nottingham); biological product formation and delivery (UCL); clean technology and sustainability (Surrey).
Management and marketing skills modules: effective project management; business methods and industrial economics; marketing and quality management.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
EngD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
EngD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
EngD Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,920 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
EngD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
EngD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
EngD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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