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Chemical & Process Engineering Distance learning

We recognise the growing need for flexible learning programmes for professionals.

We aim to provide flexible learning courses that fit in with your current job, family commitments or lifestyle.

These part-time modular programmes are mainly for industry-based students from the UK and overseas.

The following programmes are available via part-time distance learning and online learning. All courses are hosted online but with the advantage of tutors giving support through forums and live webinars.

BEng/MEng Chemical Engineering

This is primarily aimed at technicians or other people with a Higher National Certificate or Diploma in Chemical Engineering and relevant industry experience.

This degree may also be appropriate for candidates with a related engineering/science qualification who wish to transfer into Chemical Engineering.

For students who do not have the required pre-requisite chemical engineering knowledge a bridging programme is available.

The programme covers the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering and as it is accredited by the IChemE is suitable as the first stage of underpinning knowledge towards CEng (Chartered Engineer).


Degree Apprenticeship - Chemical Engineering

The new Degree Apprenticeship (DA), is based on a combination of our above BEng honours chemical engineering by distance learning described above, and the Science Industry Plant and Process Engineer Standard (SIPPE). It is typically a 5 year apprenticeship where apprentices are employed by a company in the chemical and process industries, following a SIPPE based training programme in the workplace, and the IChemE accredited BEng honours chemical engineering, via distance learning from the University of Strathclyde. This would suit either school leavers with appropriate qualifications who could be hired straight into a degree apprenticeship, or existing employees such as technicians and operators who have shown an interest and aptitude for an engineering role. As the degree is primarily delivered online, students need minimal time off the job compared to day release options. Companies interested in discussing this should contact the course director Kenneth Moffat directly.

MSc Process Technology & Management

This programme is designed to meet the needs of chemical and process industries. It is aimed at Chemical Engineers or graduates of a related engineering or science discipline who are working in a Chemical or Process Engineering role and who are seeking an advanced technical qualification with some management/business content.

The course format is a three-year, postgraduate modular course with a major final year project completed in the employees' place of work. The course is fully accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and fulfils the Master’s degree requirement for Chartered Engineers.

MSc Chemical Technology & Management

This part-time distance learning programme in Chemical Technology & Management was originally developed in conjunction with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

This course meets the management and technical development needs of those working in the chemical, pharmaceutical and process industries. The programme is directed at people working as chemists in research and development, manufacturing and business management roles.The course format is a three-year, postgraduate modular course with a major final year project completed in the employees' place of work. A two-year Diploma option and one-year PG certificate are also available.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All of the modules offered as part of the above courses can be taken as individual CPD modules. You can look through the course links to find modules of interest and contact the department if you wish to apply to follow a programme of modules as a non graduating student.