MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering

MSc Degree Programme: 

From carbon capture to sustainable water resources, from alternative energy technologies to advanced pharmaceutical processes, chemical engineers address the frontiers of important global challenges: they formulate and solve today the design problems for the technologies of tomorrow.

This one-year MSc programme at the University of Edinburgh will immerse you in cutting-edge developments in these and many more multidisciplinary fields, through a combination of taught modules, coursework and design projects, guest lectures, workshops, an MSc Research Dissertation and a number of career supporting activities. The particular emphasis is on multi-scale approaches and integrated solution to chemical engineering problems, from the nano-scale to the process scale.

Learn from industry specialists

A unique feature of our MSc programme in Advanced Chemical Engineering (ACE) is the strong and committed involvement of the UK and EU chemical engineering industry. The programme is advised by an Industrial Advisory Board, and all our MSc Research Dissertation projects are formulated and co-advised by industrial partners, with a wide range of topics:

  • novel processes and materials for carbon capture and storage against climate change
  • innovative solutions for energy storage and fuels
  • efficient process systems for pharmaceuticals, food and drink manufacturing
  • modern concepts and prototypes in healthcare, biomedicine and biotechnology.

A total of more than 60 graduates and current students from 4 continents and over 20 countries illustrate the great diversity of our MSc programme, while more than 40 industrial partners have already actively participated in the inception and supervision of MSc Research Dissertation projects.


Accreditation of this MSc for CEng (Further Learning) means that our graduates who are seeking to become Chartered Engineers can count their MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering as one year of Further Learning when applying for the Chartered Engineer status.

The CEng accreditation is awarded by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), which is an independent professional body. It gives students and employers confidence in the quality of the MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering programme.

For more information about the programme, its structure, the entry requirements etc. please see the University Degree Finder page.