Research project

Module Title - Research project
Number of credits – 60

Module description

Chemical Engineering at Birmingham is one of the largest departments in the UK with established traditions of experimental research. Our wide-ranging research programmes cover chemical, bioprocess, pharmaceutical, food, environmental, minerals and materials processing in extensive and well-equipped laboratories. Our research work is supported by substantial computer facilities, excellent resource facilities and workshops for the construction and maintenance of research equipment.

You will complete your research projects with one of our research groups and although you will be encouraged to develop independent research skills you will be closely supported by an academic member of staff and other researchers. Each research project will be designed to consolidate learning from the taught modules and to provide an exciting and intensive research experience.

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and technology of the specialist area they have chosen to investigate;
  • Show that they have developed technical competence and self-confidence by undertaking the project with a minimum of staff direction;
  • Communicate effectively, critically and clearly the results and outcome of their work.