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Sustainable Chemical Engineering

12 months
26400 GBP/year
11700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Sustainable Chemical Engineering programme from Newcastle University gives scientists and engineers with an understanding of sustainable engineering practices the opportunity to work with researchers in the field of new energy technologies. This includes areas such as fuel cells and gasification, process intensification and new advanced materials.


The Sustainable Chemical Engineering programme from Newcastle University meets the growing need for engineers skilled in material and process engineering. It highlights the potential of sustainable engineering and provides an understanding of the environmental, economic and social issues associated with the operation of industrial processes.

It is intended for honours graduates with an engineering or chemical science based degree who wish to learn how to apply their knowledge to sustainable chemical and process engineering design.

You will gain specialist knowledge and understanding via lecture classes, seminars and personal supervision. The course uses taught modules in a variety of topics, including:

  • sustainable design and manufacture
  • renewable energy
  • energy management
  • materials

In addition, you will benefit from the use of industrial case studies and visiting speakers.  Academics, such as Dr Sue Haile, work with you and are responsible for supervising your final projects. 

The course is delivered by the School of Engineering. Hear first hand from our students about studying with us in our postgraduate video.


The School Engineering has a wide range of attractive facilities.

Chemical Engineering in the School of Engineering is based in Merz Court, we provide a Student Common Room and a separate Student Study Space.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Air Pollution
  • Energy Management
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Sustainable Design and Manufacture 
  • Sustainable Industry
  • Fuel Cells System
  • Chemical Engineering Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • chemical, materials, mechanical, civil or environmental engineering
  • chemistry  
  • any pure applied science *
  • (* Environmental Management Stream only)

We will consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and significant, relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Sustainable Chemical Engineering
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