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Process and Chemical Engineering, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Cork, Ireland
The BE Process and Chemical Engineering degree at University College Cork 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.
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The first year of the Process and Chemical Engineering at University College Cork is a broad education in engineering fundamentals. At the end of the first year you can choose to enter Process and Chemical Engineering. 

Your chosen area of specialization in second year will also offer a route to Process and Chemical Engineering at Masters (ME) level. At the end of a successful 3rd year, students enter 4th year, to embark on a pathway to either the 5 year Integrated ME for eligible students or exiting after four years with a BE(Hons). The ME pathway incorporates a Professional Work Placement that takes place during the 2nd semester of Year 4 and during the summer break (8 months).


Graduates of this course can look forward to strong employment prospects in bio/pharmaceuticals, food and drinks, or energy sectors, in environmental and technical services (including engineering consultancy), medical devices, education or finance and management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Mass Transfer
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Plant Design and Commissioning

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Leaving Certificate entry requirements: 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); passes in four other subjects at H or O level in the Leaving Certificate in Irish, English, one laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry (Joint) or Agricultural Science) or Technology, and one other subject recognised for entry purposes. 

Mature students: Applicants should apply directly through the CAO, include a statement of interest and may be called for interview. A H4 in Leaving Certificate Maths or Applied Maths is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4320 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4320 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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