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Process and Environmental Systems Engineering

This programme explores technology across a wide scope of engineering disciplines and will train you in general and specialist process systems engineering – crucial aspects for finance, industrial management and computer-integrated manufacturing.

There is a wide selection of modules on offer within the programme. All taught modules are delivered by qualified experts in the topics and academic members of University staff, assisted by specialist external lecturers.

Our programme combines high-quality education with substantial intellectual challenges, making you aware of current technologies and trends while providing a rigorous training in the fundamentals of the subject.

Entry requirements

Candidates should be graduates with a minimum 2.2 honours degree (or equivalent) in an engineering, science or related subject.

Practitioners with suitable qualifications and relevant experience in engineering, science or technology are also welcome to apply.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Course modules

This programme is studied full-time over one academic year and part-time students must study at least two taught technical modules per academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation.

Example module listing

The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

  • Life Cycle Thinking
  • Optimisation and Decision-Making
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Process Modelling and Simulation
  • Solar Energy Technology
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Technology, Business and Research Seminars
  • Environmental Law
  • Sustainable Development Applications
  • Process and Energy Integration
  • Process Systems Design
  • Dissertation

Sponsorship information

Surrey International Scholarship for Engineering and Physical Sciences

These university-funded scholarships are worth £2,000 - £4,000 for 2017 entry onto the MSc programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences departments.

Offer holders for these programmes who are overseas feepayers and achieve either a 2:1 or a 1st class honours degree, or equivalent, are eligible. Those paying UK/EU fees are not eligible.


Please note these fees are for the academic year 2017/2018 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.


Qualification Study mode Fee status Fee Study period Duration
MSc Full-time Home/EU £ 9,500 Whole course 12 months
MSc Full-time International £ 19,000 Whole course 12 months
MSc Part-time Home/EU £ 4,800 Academic year 24 months
MSc Part-time International £ 9,500 Academic year 24 months

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