University of Surrey

Process Systems Engineering

This programme trains graduates of engineering, science or related disciplines in general and specialist process systems engineering subjects. Such areas are not generally covered in engineering and science curricula, and BSc graduates tend to be ill prepared for the systems challenges they will face in industry or academia on graduation.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 in a UK honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Chemistry, Engineering, Physics or a related discipline. Relevant industrial experience may also be considered.

English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

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Course modules

Example module listing: optimisation and decision-making; process modelling and simulation; advanced process control; renewable energy technologies; refinery and petrochemical process; technology, business and research seminars; process and energy integration; process systems design; supply chain management; knowledge-based systems and artificial intelligence; biomass processing technology; introduction to petroleum production; process safety and operation integrity; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include examinations and continuous assessment; the latter will be based on solutions to tutorial questions, reports covering practical sessions and fieldwork, and essays on a number of suitable topics. There will also be a dissertation.


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 Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time February 2018 1,100 (Credit) Home/EU 24 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 10,300 (Year 1) International 24 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 4,900 (Year 1) Home/EU 24 24 Months
MSc Full-time February 2018 19,000 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time February 2018 9,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 20,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,800 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months
MSc Part-time February 2018 2,200 (Credit) International 24 24 Months

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