University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Process Systems Engineering

Modules are taught by a total of 6 full-time members of staff and a number of visiting lecturers. Lectures are delivered by specialised, expert academic staff. Further in-depth knowledge and skills are gained through seminars delivered and guided by experienced professionals from industry, business and research organisations, with the focus on the latest trends and problemsolving methods. You will also work on a number of projects, individually and in groups, supervised by academic staff and focusing on real-life problems. As part of your learning experience, you have at your disposal a wide range of relevant software needed to support the programme material for dissertation projects including the design of various knowledge-based and business systems on the internet, the application of optimisation algorithms and semantic web applications. An extensive library is available for individual study, stocking more than 85,000 printed books and e-books and more than 1,400 (1,100 online) journal titles, all in the broad area of engineering.

Entry requirements

Candidates should be graduates with a minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an engineering, science or related subject. Practitioners with suitable qualifications and relevant experience in engineering, science or technology are also welcome to apply. English language requirements: IELTS minimum overall: 6.5, IELTS minimum by component: 6.0.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Advanced process control; optimisation and decision-making; process and energy integration; process modelling and simulation; process systems design; supply chain management; dissertation. Optional modules: Biomass processing technology; introduction to petroleum production; knowledge-based systems and artificial intelligence; process modelling and simulation; process safety and operations integrity; refinery and petrochemical processing; renewable energy technologies; software development; technology, business and research seminars.

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 Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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