The BE Process and Chemical Engineering degree combines the essential elements of fundamental mathematics, physics and chemistry with food, supply chain, problem-solving, ethics and sustainability. It also includes two specialisation units in Pharma & Biopharma or Energy & Environmental.
The programme is accredited by both Engineers Ireland and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK) enabling graduates to become Chartered Engineers after complying with the requirements of additional academic degrees and/or professional practice according to the regulations of Engineers Ireland, the Engineering Council of the UK, or other engineering professional associations of choice. These requirements vary among such associations.
The first year of the programme is largely common with other engineering programmes (a change to/from Chemical Engineering may be possible at the end of year 1). There are electives according to the specialisation stream chosen in years 3 and 4. The course incorporates a five month industrial placement in the second half of year 3.
Year 1 Modules (All 5 Credits):
CE1005Engineering Computation and Problem Solving;
CM1001Chemistry for Engineers;
MA1011Mathematical Methods for Engineers I;
MA1012Mathematical Methods for Engineers II;
PE1003Introduction to Process and Chemical Engineering;
PE1006Professional Engineering Communication and Ethics;
PY1006Physics for Engineers II;
PY1007Physics for Engineers I;
And one of the following (All 5 Credits):
EE1005Electrical and Electronic Systems;
NE1001Introduction to Energy Engineering;
Year 2 Modules:
Engineering Mechanics with Transform Methods; Numerical Methods and Programming; Solid and Structural Mechanics; Fluids; Introduction to Organic Chemistry for Process and Chemical Engineers; Enginerring Thermodynamics; Heat Transfer; Communication and Creatice Problem Solving in Engineering; Introduction to Biochemical Engineering; Phase Equilibrium and Mass Transfer; Chemical Reaction Engineering; Plant Design and Commissioning
Years 3 Modules:
Organic Chemistry for Process and Chemical Engineering; Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry; Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics; Unit Operations and Particle Technology; Engineering Materials and Process Machinery Dynamics; Process Dynamics and Control; Safety and Environmental Protection; Sustainability in Process Engineering; Process Validation and Quality; Work Placement
Energy in Buildings; Pharmaceutical Engineering
Year 4 Modules:
Advanced Process Design; Optimisation and Continuous Process Improvement; Safety and Environmental Protection; Research Project; Design Project; Mechanical Design of Process Equipment; Food and Bioprocess Engineering; Complex Reaction Systems; Advanced Separation Processes
Biomass Energy; BioPharmaceutical Engineering
See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the programme and the Book of Modules for a more detailed description of programme modules.
Course Code: CK600PCE
Course Title: Process and Chemical Engineering
College: Science, Engineering and Food Science
Duration: 4 years
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BE (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.
2017 Entry Requirements: Minimum H5 in two subjects, one of which must be Mathematics or Applied Mathematics (if the H5 is in Applied Mathematics,a H6 in Mathematics is also required); O6/H7 passes in either four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate in Irish, English, Laboratory Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) or Technology, and one other subject recognised for entry purposes.
Entry Points: 2016: 490. Points may vary from year to year.
Expected lecture/lab/practical hours:Classes consist of lectures, tutorials and laboratory practicals, totaling 20-26 contact hours per week during 24 weeks of the year, divided into two semesters.
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment.
Yearly course grades are based on a balanced combination of continuous assessment and written examinations, organised at individual module level. Around one-third of the total credits are awarded on the basis of continuous assessment and project work. The final degree grade is based on a weighted combination of all marks, with increasing weight from Year 1 to Year 4.
EU Applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.
Mature Applicants: Application is made through theCAO (www.cao.ie) and the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.
Further Contact Information
Dr Jorge Oliveira (Programme Director) / Anne-Marie McSweeney
Department of Process and Chemical Engineering
T: +353 (0)21 490 2389