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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 12.6k / 2015 cohort
  • Foreign: $ 34.2k / 2015 cohort
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 30 July

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    This programme offers students a broad range of advanced technical courses and management courses. Students take ten modules (up to two business modules), follow the professional skills workshops and join one of the department's research themes for a year-long research project. This programme is ideal for students wishing to develop a diversified knowledge base. 

    The programme aims/objectives are to:
     produce graduates equipped to pursue careers in Biotechnology in industry, the public sector and non-governmental organisations;
     provide the basis for the recognition and understanding of the major features of Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering;
     develop an understanding of how this knowledge may be applied in practice in an economic and
     environmentally sustainable fashion;                                                                                                                                                                      foster the acquisition and implementation of broad research and analytical skills related to Biotechnology;
     attract highly motivated students, both from within the UK and from overseas;
     develop new areas of teaching in response to the advance of scholarship and the needs of vocational training;
     offer a means to provide an introduction to the subject for students from other disciplines

    Term one:
    All students attend an induction week, which includes an introduction to the Department, Safety
    sessions and a two-day professional skills workshop facilitated by external consultants. In this period
    the students begin to consider their lecture modules and project. In addition, they have the
    opportunity to meet with the Postgraduate Tutor who acts as their Personal Tutor during the initial
    phase of the course. The students are required to select preferred projects by the end of the first
    month. Research projects are then confirmed within six weeks of the start of term and supervisors
    and projects are allocated in this period. Students are required to formally notify the Postgraduate
    Office of their module options for examination by February. Students are encouraged to begin to put
    in place those arrangements that are deemed appropriate for their research projects during this period
    and especially to focus on developing an understanding of the research problem. Those students
    with perceived English language deficiencies are encouraged to at this stage to seek remedial
    support from the English Language Support Unit.
    Term Two:
    Students continue to follow selected lecture courses, and dedicate the equivalent of approximately
    one day a week to their independent research project. At this stage it is hoped that the students have
    a full understanding of the nature and needs associated with the project. The students submit a
    Literature Review (maximum 6,000 words) in mid-February. The Literature Review is assessed in the
    first instance by the supervisor.
    Term Three:
    All examinations are conducted during this term. Students can dedicate themselves full-time to their
    research project after the final examinations, and give a poster presentation in mid-September.
    Overall research assessment is based primarily upon a written dissertation which students submit by
    the 3rd week of September. The dissertation is assessed by the supervisor and an internal assessor.
    Further scrutiny is provided the External Examiners and the Board of Examiners (comprising a Chair
    and a number of appointed Internal Examiners).

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    The minimum qualification for admission is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree in
    chemical engineering from a UK academic institution or an equivalent overseas qualification, or an
    Upper Second Class Honours degree in another engineering discipline or a science-based subject
    from a UK academic institution or equivalent overseas qualification with relevant experience. All
    applicants must meet the College’s English Requirement for Postgraduate Applicants.

    All application document including academic transcripts will be assessed by the College Registry
    upon submission. Applications that have met the College minimum requirement for PG admissions
    will be considered by the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor. Decision on acceptance is mainly based on
    the academic performance in previous degrees taking account of academic references and relevant
    work/research experience. All UK applicants (and where possible overseas applicants) are
    encouraged to visit the College Postgraduate Open Day and are welcome to visit the Department
    throughout the year by prior arrangement.

    Departmental MSc Scholarships

    The Department of Chemical Engineering will award 4 scholarships of £6,000 to outstanding MSc students. In order to be considered for one of these awards for 2015/16, you will need to submit your online MSc application no later than 28 February 2015. There is no separate application process. Awards will be made on the basis of academic excellence. 

    Royal Academy of Engineering and Petrofac Scheme

    Imperial College London is one of the selected institutions through which MSc students can apply for the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering and Petrofac Fellowship scheme. Awards of £9,000 are to cover the fees of full time Masters’ second degrees in subjects that will enable them to take on specialist roles in the oil and gas industry, with any remainder as contribution towards living costs.

    The eligibility criteria for the scheme are as follows:

    • be qualified to degree level in engineering or a closely related discipline.
    • have an offer of full time study for one of the eligible programmes.
    • not be in receipt of any industrial, charitable or public sector funding to study the course.
    • have membership (at any grade) of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland or a professional engineering institution accredited by the Engineering Council as a licenced member institution

    *Applications for 2014-15 are now closed

    Statoil Scholarships

    The Department has two full scholarships, funded by Statoil, available for outstanding MSc students.

    The awards will cover full fees (regardless of fee status) and a tax-free contribution to maintenance.

    All successful applications to the  MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering programme (including specialisations) at the time of the closing date will automatically be considered. 

    Applications for 2015-16 are now open.  Please submit your online MSc application no later than 28 February 2015.

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