School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about starting your studies at the School of Chemical and Process Engineering.

Scroll to the section that applies to you – new student or returning student. We’ve also included some helpful links at the bottom to direct you to anything else you might need.

If you’re a postgraduate researcher, find your faculty welcome and induction information to help you get started

I’m a new student                    

What do I need to do before I arrive?

New students do not need to complete module enrolment before arriving.  We will email you separately about module enrolment.  Some students will be required to enrol on a particular module (Maths/Physics/Chemistry), depending on their entry qualifications.  Some students will have free choice and will be sent an MS form to complete.  If you have any questions about this, there will be a session on module enrolment during induction week.

We do not permit new students to enrol on discovery modules.

How will I find out more about my programme?

  • Programme Catalogue
  • During induction week (26 – 30 September 2022)
    • Talks by the Head of School, Director of Student Education and Programme Leads

How will I get to know other students?

  • During induction week (26 – 30 September 2022)
    • group work activities
    • quiz
  • Ongoing tutorials with tutor group
  • Ice breakers in first lectures

What welcome activities do you have planned to welcome me to?

There will be a range of welcome activities during induction week (26 – 30 September 2022).  The induction timetable will be available early September and published here, as well as sent by email to all new students.

Where can I go for support? 

The Student Support Office handles all administration related to Student Education, and can provide information and advice on administrative matters including timetable queries, module enrolment, and assessment arrangements. 

Email: scapestudentadvice@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Nicole Hondow

Director of Student Education n.hondow@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Xiaoan Mao

Assessment Lead x.mao@leeds.ac.uk

Dr David Harbottle

Chemical Engineering Programme Lead

Dr Harbottle is Programme Lead for the following programmes:

  • MEng, BEng Chemical Engineering
  • MEng, BEng Chemical and Energy Engineering
  • MEng, BEng Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • MEng, BEng Chemical and Nuclear Engineering

Email: d.harbottle@leeds.ac.uk

Dr David Peacock

Aviation Programme Lead

Dr Peacock is Programme Leader for the following programmes:

  • BSc Aviation Technology and Management (no longer recruiting)
  • BSc Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies (no longer recruiting)
  • BEng Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies and Management

Email: D.C.Peacock@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Mullis

Materials Programme Lead

Dr Mullis is Programme Leader for the following programmes:

  • MEng, BEng Materials Science and Engineering

Email: a.m.mullis@leeds.ac.uk

 

Dr Andrew Ross

Study Abroad Co-ordinator

Dr Ross is Study Abroad Co-ordinator for our ERASMUS/JYA students.

Email: A.B.Ross@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Scott

Programme Lead

Dr Scott is the Programme Leader for the MSc Materials Science and Engineering.

Email: a.j.scott@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Darron Dixon-Hardy

Academic Integrity Lead

Dr Dixon-Hardy is responsible for Academic Integrity procedures in the School

Email: d.w.dixon-hardy@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Tariq Mahmud

Programme Lead

Dr Mahmud is Programme Lead for the following programmes:

MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering

MSc Chemical Process Engineering

Email: t.mahmud@leeds.ac.uk

Prof Tim Cockerill

Programme Leader

Professor Cockerill is Programme Leader for the following programme:

MSc Energy and Environment

Email:  t.cockerill@leeds.ac.uk

 

Where do I turn if I need extra academic support?

Students can speak to their Personal Tutor, the relevant Module Leader or if unsure where to start they can contact the Student Support Office for guidance – scapestudentadvice@leeds.ac.uk.

How will I meet my academic personal tutor? 

Every student is allocated an academic member of staff who will act as their personal tutor throughout their time in the School. Scheduled tutorials (on an individual or group basis) will take place at regular intervals for students at all levels. Student attendance at all these tutorials is compulsory and will be monitored. Students can also reasonably ask to see their personal tutor outside of these scheduled sessions, although they are advised to request an appointment by email.

At a Leeds for Life personal tutorial, students can discuss their academic progress and results, and their Personal Development Plans. These meetings run at predetermined intervals throughout their degree and focus on their professional, academic and wellbeing development, helping them to become confident and articulate individuals.

Group tutorials are held in weeks when personal tutorials do not take place, with the students taking part as a group with other students. These tutorials are drawn from a number of themes including academic, employability, lifelong learning, study skills and transferable skills with a view to enhancing the students overall capabilities once they have graduated.

Are there any specialist software or systems that I need for my programme and where do I find out information about it?

  • How to access software
  • Software installed in our clusters and available online:
    • CCDC Mercury
    • NI labVIEW
    • CES EduPack
    • Aspen HYSYS
    • AutoCAD
    • Crystsim
    • MobaXterm (to use with the University Arc system)
    • ParaView (visualisation of CFD results)
    • MatLab
    • Crystal Maker
    • Comsol multiphysics 5.3

What is the role of course representatives and how do I volunteer?

Each University course, including undergraduate and postgraduate courses, has Course Representatives - students who are elected by their fellow students at the start of each academic year. Course Representatives are expected to collect feedback from students on their course and present this feedback to members of staff in the school at Student Staff Forum meetings throughout the academic year.

To find out more about becoming a Course Rep and to apply see the ‘Course Reps & Student Staff Forum’ page in Minerva.

Are there any societies I can join for the school/programme?

AvSoc 

ChemEngSoc

Are there any peer mentoring schemes operating in my school?

All new students will be automatically placed in a peer mentoring group. By taking part in the Peer Mentoring Programme, you will join a group of new undergraduate students to be mentored by current students for your first few months at the University. Being part of a mentoring group is a great opportunity to build friendships with new and current students. Mentors have a wealth of knowledge about the School and University life to share with you. The emphasis on these group meetings is to introduce you to new people and places, as well as the services that are available to you as a student.

I’m a returning student

What do I need to do before I arrive?

How will I find out more about my programme?

How will I get to know other students?

  • Ongoing tutorials with tutor group
  • Ice breakers in first lectures

Where can I go for support? 

The Student Support Office handles all administration related to Student Education, and can provide information and advice on administrative matters including timetable queries, module enrolment, and assessment arrangements. 

Email: scapestudentadvice@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Nicole Hondow

Director of Student Education n.hondow@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Xiaoan Mao

Assessment Lead x.mao@leeds.ac.uk

Dr David Harbottle

Chemical Engineering Programme Lead

Dr Harbottle is Programme Lead for the following programmes:

  • MEng, BEng Chemical Engineering
  • MEng, BEng Chemical and Energy Engineering
  • MEng, BEng Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • MEng, BEng Chemical and Nuclear Engineering

Email: d.harbottle@leeds.ac.uk

Dr David Peacock

Aviation Programme Lead

Dr Peacock is Programme Leader for the following programmes:

  • BSc Aviation Technology and Management (no longer recruiting)
  • BSc Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies (no longer recruiting)
  • BEng Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies and Management

Email: D.C.Peacock@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Mullis

Materials Programme Lead

Dr Mullis is Programme Leader for the following programmes:

  • MEng, BEng Materials Science and Engineering

Email: a.m.mullis@leeds.ac.uk

 

Dr Andrew Ross

Study Abroad Co-ordinator

Dr Ross is Study Abroad Co-ordinator for our ERASMUS/JYA students.

Email: A.B.Ross@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Scott

Programme Lead

Dr Scott is the Programme Leader for the MSc Materials Science and Engineering.

Email: a.j.scott@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Darron Dixon-Hardy

Academic Integrity Lead

Dr Dixon-Hardy is responsible for Academic Integrity procedures in the School

Email: d.w.dixon-hardy@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Tariq Mahmud

Programme Lead

Dr Mahmud is Programme Lead for the following programmes:

MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering

MSc Chemical Process Engineering

Email: t.mahmud@leeds.ac.uk

Prof Tim Cockerill

Programme Leader

Professor Cockerill is Programme Leader for the following programme:

MSc Energy and Environment

Email:  t.cockerill@leeds.ac.uk

 

Where do I turn if I need extra academic support?

Students can speak to their Personal Tutor, the relevant Module Leader or if unsure where to start they can contact the Student Support Office for guidance – scapestudentadvice@leeds.ac.uk.

How will I meet my academic personal tutor? 

Every student is allocated an academic member of staff who will act as their personal tutor throughout their time in the School. Scheduled tutorials (on an individual or group basis) will take place at regular intervals for students at all levels. Student attendance at all these tutorials is compulsory and will be monitored. Students can also reasonably ask to see their personal tutor outside of these scheduled sessions, although they are advised to request an appointment by email.

At a Leeds for Life personal tutorial, students can discuss their academic progress and results, and their Personal Development Plans. These meetings run at predetermined intervals throughout their degree and focus on their professional, academic and wellbeing development, helping them to become confident and articulate individuals.

Group tutorials are held in weeks when personal tutorials do not take place, with the students taking part as a group with other students. These tutorials are drawn from a number of themes including academic, employability, lifelong learning, study skills and transferable skills with a view to enhancing the students overall capabilities once they have graduated.

Are there any specialist software or systems that I need for my programme and where do I find out information about it?

  • How to access software
  • Software installed in our clusters and available online:
    • CCDC Mercury
    • NI labVIEW
    • CES EduPack
    • Aspen HYSYS
    • AutoCAD
    • Crystsim
    • MobaXterm (to use with the University Arc system)
    • ParaView (visualisation of CFD results)
    • MatLab
    • Crystal Maker
    • Comsol multiphysics 5.3

What is the role of course representatives and how do I volunteer?

Each University course, including undergraduate and postgraduate courses, has Course Representatives - students who are elected by their fellow students at the start of each academic year. Course Representatives are expected to collect feedback from students on their course and present this feedback to members of staff in the school at Student Staff Forum meetings throughout the academic year.

To find out more about becoming a Course Rep and to apply see the ‘Course Reps & Student Staff Forum’ page in Minerva.

Are there any societies I can join for the school/programme?

AvSoc 

ChemEngSoc

Where can I find relevant career information for postgraduate students? 

To find out about the employability support available in your faculty contact EPSemployability@leeds.ac.uk.

The Careers Centre enables students and graduates of the University of Leeds to formulate and implement well informed, realistic plans for the future, at all stages from pre-entry to post graduation.

Where can I find opportunities for work to develop my career?  

To find out about the employability support available in your faculty contact EPSemployability@leeds.ac.uk.

Additional schools resources 

School of Chemical and Process Engineering organisation on Minerva

OTHER USEFUL LINKS