Applied Process Control MSc; PGDip

MSc: 12 months full time

PGDip: 9-12 months full time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £6,000 (MSc) £4,170 (PgDip)
International: full time £15,490 (MSc)

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This interdisciplinary degree uniquely qualifies you to effectively manage the challenges of modern process control technology, and opens up a wide range of career possibilities in the chemical process industries.

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Measurement and Control and provides you with advanced knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of Chemical Engineering as well as process control methodologies. You will develop knowledge and skill in the following areas:

  • Chemical process dynamics and conventional control procedures
  • Modern model-based approaches
  • Modelling and optimisation
  • Statistical process control and multivariate statistics
  • Latest research developments
  • Process control techniques

In the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials you will be part of a dynamic and friendly postgraduate community with state-of-the-art facilities. You will also benefit from our well established links with Industry.


Your dissertation is based on a research project which, where possible, includes an industry-related project in the field of chemical, biochemical, or food and materials processing.

Find out more detailed information about the programme modules.

+Entrance Requirements

A lower-second-class Honours degree (BEng or BSc), or equivalent, in engineering or a pure applied science subject. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with relevant industrial experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 for each sub-section), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based),  Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

International applicants require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

International students - own government; School scholarships; University scholarships.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:

Brian Shields
Postgraduate Taught Support Officer
School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6362

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Chemical Engineering.

Student profiles:

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I choose this University because of its ongoing research in biological sciences which is known worldwide. I chose the degree because of it was going to be taught to us on the industrial level and the modules seemed interesting.

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