Petroleum Refining Systems Engineering MSc - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Petroleum Refining Systems Engineering

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Petroleum Refining Systems Engineering
PGCert Petroleum Refining Systems Engineering

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PFZ61014 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PFZ61010 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

H850

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Chemical and Process Engineering

Programme Leader

CHEN T Dr (Chm Proc Eng)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

The programme aims to provide a highly vocational education that equips the students with the essential knowledge and skills required to work as competent engineers in the petrochemical sector.

This is to be achieved through combining proper material in two popular and complementary topics: process systems engineering and petroleum refining.

The key objective is to develop a sound understanding of oil refining and downstream processing technologies, process safety and operation integrity, as well as systems methods for the optimal design of process systems.

A balanced curriculum is provided with essential modules from these two areas supplemented by a flexible element by way of elective modules that permit students to pursue subjects of preference relevant to their backgrounds, interests and/or career aspirations.

An integrated approach is taken so as to provide a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between the various components of the programme.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
State-of-the-art knowledge in petroleum refining and petrochemical processing, in terms of: The technologies of processes that comprise a modern refinery and petrochemicals complex; K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in petroleum refining and petrochemical processing, in terms of: The principles for analysing and improving the profitability of refining and petrochemicals processing; K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in petroleum refining and petrochemical processing, in terms of:General Safety, health, and environment (SHE) principles on a refinery and petrochemicals complex. K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in petroleum refining and petrochemical processing, in terms of: Methods and systems for ensuring safe and reliable design and operation of process units K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of: Modelling and simulation of process systems K PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of: Mathematical optimization and decision making K PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of: Process systems design K PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of: Process and energy integration. K PGDip, MSc
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects: Petroleum exploration and production K MSc
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects: Economics of the energy sector K MSc
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects: Sustainable and renewable systems K MSc
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects: Supply chain management K MSc
The programme aims to strengthen cognitive skills of the students, particularly in the aspects of problem definition, knowledge and information acquiring, synthesis, and creativity, as collectively demonstrable through the successful completion of the research dissertation. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to: Select, define and focus upon an issue at an appropriate level C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The programme aims to strengthen cognitive skills of the students, particularly in the aspects of problem definition, knowledge and information acquiring, synthesis, and creativity, as collectively demonstrable through the successful completion of the research dissertation. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to: Collect and digest knowledge and information selectively and independently to support a particular scientific or engineering enquiry C PGDip, MSc
The programme aims to strengthen cognitive skills of the students, particularly in the aspects of problem definition, knowledge and information acquiring, synthesis, and creativity, as collectively demonstrable through the successful completion of the research dissertation. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to: Develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies for analysing the issue, developing solutions, recommendations and logical conclusions, and for evaluating the results of own or other's work C MSc
The programme primarily aims to develop skills for applying appropriate methods to the design and operation of petroleum refining processes. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to: • Apply knowledge of the operation of refineries to analyze and to improve the profitability of refining and petrochemical processing P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The programme primarily aims to develop skills for applying appropriate methods to the design and operation of petroleum refining processes. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to: • Apply relevant principles, methods, and tools to improve the safety and operation integrity of refineries P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The programme primarily aims to develop skills for applying appropriate methods to the design and operation of petroleum refining processes. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to: Apply systems engineering methods such as modelling, simulation, optimization, and energy integration to improve the design of petroleum refining units and systems P PGDip, MSc
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills that are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. The key learning outcomes include the further development of the skills in the following areas: Preparation and delivery of communication and presentation; T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills that are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. The key learning outcomes include the further development of the skills in the following areas: Report and essay writing; T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills that are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. The key learning outcomes include the further development of the skills in the following areas: Use of general and professional computing tools; T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills that are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. The key learning outcomes include the further development of the skills in the following areas: Collaborative working with team members; T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills that are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. The key learning outcomes include the further development of the skills in the following areas: Organizing and planning of work T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills that are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. The key learning outcomes include the further development of the skills in the following areas: Research into new areas, particularly in the aspect of literature review and skills acquisition. T PGCert, PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.