This course is structured to accommodate the interests of Chemical Engineering and/or Chemical Technology students from an engineering or scientific background.
Core learning outcomes include understanding of the principle of advanced chemical processes and/or chemical technologies, and the developing the ability and skills to design the relevant processes and devices to achieve desired commercial reality.
Students then have the opportunity to explore these in either or both experiment and modelling oriented projects, and complete studying the course by analysis and interpretation of the research results and writing up a dissertation that is to be examined according to the established procedure in the University of Nottingham.
By taking a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching and learning the subject, the course aims to help greater understanding of the subject and the ability to apply it in industrial practices or further studies.
The specific objectives are as follows:
- to encourage integration between the separate disciplinary areas
- to encourage innovation and design creativity within a sound operational context
- to develop the students transferable skills in research methods at postgraduate level
- to facilitate an in-depth investigation of a relevant topic through independent research
Depending on the availability of teaching resources and demands in future, this MRes programme may introduce optional modules to reflect the progresses and state of the art advances in Mechanical/Materials areas such as advanced CFD, advanced FE analysis and the updated knowledge of viscous flow and heat transfer, vibration dynamics together with advanced manufacturing technologies, advanced production and assembly system and composite materials.