Chemical and Process Engineering

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Ranking

Top 250 in the world for Chemical Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017)

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Ranking

Top 250 in the world for Chemical Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017)

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Qualifications

Overview

Engineers revolutionise the world. With a chemical and process engineering degree you will do that by tackling some of society’s greatest challenges:

  • supplying clean, safe drinking water
  • creating sustainable energy opportunities
  • improving society’s health and well-being
  • providing a sustainable food supply.

Chemical and process engineers transform raw materials into processed, marketable products by chemical, physical or biological means. They take science experiments performed in the laboratory and operate them on a commercial-scale taking into account economics, safety and sustainability. Others are involved in the research and development of new products and processes, such as those in nanotechnology, biotechnology or advanced materials. It is the only traditional Engineering discipline that explicitly builds on Physics, Chemistry and Biological Sciences along with the mathematical rigour required of all engineers.

Minors in Bioprocess Engineering and Energy Processing Technologies

If you are interested in Biological Sciences as well as Engineering, the Bioprocess Engineering minor is worth considering. Bioprocess Engineering uses biology for sustainable and more effective processes and design of products such as protein, alcoholic beverages, vitamins, dairy products, detergents, confectionery, processed foods and clean water.

For those keen on sustainable engineering harnessing energy from natural resources, the Energy Processing Technologies minor will allow you to gain skills tackling environmental issues raised by extracting raw materials such as fossil fuels, and renewable energy.

Contact us

Department of Chemical and Process Engineering

Phone +64 3 369 3784
Email engdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
See the Department's website for up-to-date contact details.

Postal address
College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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