University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Process Systems Engineering

This programme trains graduates of engineering, science or related disciplines in general and specialist process systems engineering subjects. Such areas are not generally covered in engineering and science curricula, and BSc graduates tend to be ill prepared for the systems challenges they will face in industry or academia on graduation.

Course modules

Example module listing: optimisation and decision-making; process modelling and simulation; advanced process control; renewable energy technologies; refinery and petrochemical process; technology, business and research seminars; process and energy integration; process systems design; supply chain management; knowledge-based systems and artificial intelligence; biomass processing technology; introduction to petroleum production; process safety and operation integrity; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include examinations and continuous assessment; the latter will be based on solutions to tutorial questions, reports covering practical sessions and fieldwork, and essays on a number of suitable topics. There will also be a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time February 2018 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time February 2018 - 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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