Process 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 Systems Engineering

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Process Systems Engineering
PGCert Process Systems Engineering

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PFZ61005 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PFZ61006 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

H830, H710, H900H830, H90

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 which is intellectually rigorous and up-to-date.

It aims to provide the students with the necessary skills required for a successful career in the process industries. This is achieved through a balanced curriculum with a core of process systems engineering modules supplemented by a flexible element by way of elective modules that permit students to pursue an element of specialisation 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. The programme draws on the stimulus of the Faculty's research activities.

The programme provides the students with the basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
State-of-the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of modelling and simulation of process systems K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of mathematical optimization and decision making K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of process systems design K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of supply chain management K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of process and energy integration K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of advanced process control technologies K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects: renewable energy technologies; refinery and petrochemical processes; biomass processing technologies; knowledge-based systems. K 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. C
Abilities to select, define and focus upon an issue at an appropriate level C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Abilities to collect and digest knowledge and information selectively and independently to support a particular scientific or engineering enquiry C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
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 PGDip, MSc
The programme primarily aims to develop skills for applying appropriate methods to analyse, develop, and assess process systems and technologies P
Abilities to assess the available systems in the process industries P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Abilities to design and/or select appropriate system components, and optimise and evaluate system design P PGDip, MSc
Abilities to apply generic systems engineering methods such as modelling, simulation, and optimization to facilitate the assessment and development of advanced process technologies and systems P PGDip, MSc
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills which are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. T
Further development of the skills in preparation and delivery of communication and presentation T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Further development of the skills in report and essay writing T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Further development of the skills in the use of general and professional computing tools T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Further development of the skills in collaborative working with team members T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Further development of the skills for organising and planning of work T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Further development of skills in researching 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)

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.