1 Years Full Time
One of the central themes of contemporary Chemical Engineering is the synthesis and design of novel functional materials and molecular devices for applications in a broad range of chemical and electronic systems. The latter include chemical and optical sensors, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, nano-particulates and powders, selective nano-membranes, photovoltaics and catalysts for a very broad variety of chemical and photochemical transformations of materials and energy. This master’s is offered by the UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering to address the growth in demand for an advanced degree spanning the development and design of process technologies associated with the above fields of interest. The programme is designed for graduates of Chemical or Mechanical Engineering who wish to obtain an advanced qualification in interfacial process technologies evolving from recent advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
The applications of Interfacial Engineering are clear in a broad spectrum of industries in Ireland today and opportunities for employment exist in many companies which contribute significantly to the Irish economy including: Intel (Deposition of nano coatings onto semiconductor devices / etching processes); HP (Hydrophilic / hydrophobic coatings for printer heads, to control ink drop release); SeaGate (Disk drive manufacture PVD/ PECVD processes); Analog Devices (Semiconductor device fabrication); RUSAL (Aughinish) (energy storage via nanostructured aluminium materials); Medical Device companies (e.g. Medtronic, Cook Medical, Boston Scientific, Abbot, Becton Dickinson, Covidien, Lake Region, Clear Stream, Apica, Creganna, Metal Improvement Company) and the Pharma sector. Post-graduate research opportunities at PhD level also exist within the School or at Universities internationally with whom the School has close ties.
The UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering is the oldest and largest degree-granting school of its type in Ireland, it is a highly research-intensive School holding 101-150 in the QS World Subject Rankings and Top 6 in Ireland/UK Employer’s and Research rankings.
UCD is highly attractive to students due to the exposure to world leading
researchers and the significant career prospects.
The programme’s teaching methods are highly interactive and varied with contributions from a combination of industrial practitioners and leading researchers in their fields. Students participate in lectures, tutorials and practical exercises.
Core Modules Include:
Optional Modules Include:
A bachelor’s degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalent in a chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or materials engineering programme.