Process and Environmental 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 Process and Environmental Systems Engineering

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Process and Environmental Systems Engineering
PGCert Process and Environmental Systems Engineering

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PFZ61007 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PFZ61008 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

H830, H710, H220H830, H22

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

22/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

The programme combines advanced material in two popular and complementary topics: systems engineering and environmental engineering.

The key learning outcome is a balanced combination of systems and environmental skills and prepares students in a competitive market where both topics appear attractive.

The programme will provide training in general and specialist process and environmental systems engineering subjects, and prepare the students for the systems challenges they will face in industry or academia upon graduation.

The programme disseminates technology with a wide scope among engineering disciplines, with a wide selection of modules on offer. All taught modules are delivered by qualified experts in the topics and academic members of the university staff, assisted by specialist external lecturers.

The programme provides high-quality education with substantial intellectual challenges, commensurate with the financial rewards and job satisfaction when venturing into the real world.

A key component is to make the student aware of current technologies and trends, whilst providing a rigorous training in the fundamentals of the subject.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
State-of-the-art knowledge in process and environmental technologies, in the areas of: Life cycle assessment and sustainable development; K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in process and environmental technologies, in the areas of: Modelling and simulation of process systems; K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in process and environmental technologies, in the areas of: Mathematical optimization and decision making; K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in process and environmental technologies, in the areas of: Process systems design; process and energy integration. K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects: General renewable energy technologies, and solar energy in particular K PGDip, MSc
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects: Advanced process control K PGDip, MSc
Select, define and focus upon an issue at an appropriate level C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Collect and digest knowledge and information selectively and independently to support a particular scientific or engineering enquiry C PGDip, MSc
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 PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Assess the available systems in the process industries with focus on environmental challenges; P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Design and/or select appropriate system components, and optimise and evaluate system design; P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Apply generic systems engineering methods such as modelling, simulation, and optimization to facilitate the assessment and development of advanced process and environmental technologies and systems. P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Preparation and delivery of communication and presentation; T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Report and essay writing; T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Use of general and professional computing tools; T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Collaborative working with team members; T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Organising and planning of work T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
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.