The central tenet of degree programmes offered by the School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering is to educate undergraduate students to assume responsible roles at a range of levels within the Chemical/Bioprocess Engineering profession and society. Our programmes are designed to produce graduates who are technically, environmentally, ethically and socially aware, and who have the capability to work to the highest engineering and managerial levels in diverse sectors, in Ireland and internationally. Our graduates have contributed directly and significantly to the development of the strong and prosperous Irish chemical and pharmaceutical industry; they are active in the burgeoning biopharmaceutical industry. The calibre of our graduates is acknowledged through formal accreditation by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE ) since the early 1960s. Of particular note is the IChemE accreditation by the of the BE Programme in Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering at the Master's level since 2004.
Starting from a single degree in Chemical Engineering, the School now offers the following 3 programmes for incoming undergraduate students:
- 4-Year BE in Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering (Level 8, Hons), IChemE-accredited to Masters level, up to and including the 2018 intake year.
- New for 2016: 5-Year ME in Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering (Level 9). This programme, which includes an extended, credit-bearing industrial placement, is designed to meet both IChemE and Engineers Ireland accreditation requirements.
- New for 2017: 4-Year BE in Chemical Engineering with Biochemical Engineering Minor (Level 8), allowing students to specialise in Biochemical/Biopharmaceutical Engineering. This programme is designed to meet the IChemE accreditation requirements. The Minor is accessible to students graduating with either a 4-Year (BE) or 5-Year (ME) degree.
Full details of all Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering programmes are available from the UCD Engineering & Architecture Programme Office: HERE