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Monday, 12 February, 2024

Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (CBE) is fundamentally about the ingenious transformation of matter and energy into products and services; and, more specifically, the design and operation of facilities needed to achieve this transformation in a technically-, economically- and environmentally-acceptable manner.

Examples of products include petrochemicals, (bio)pharmaceuticals, nano-materials; examples of services include energy supply (from carbon-based or renewable resources), clean air and CO2-sequestration.

As a Chemical and Bioprocess Engineer you will use the sciences as the basis for understanding these transformations; you will apply mathematical and engineering principles to realise them on the appropriate scale. If you seek invention, want to work at the interface between the sciences, mathematics and engineering, with a broad portfolio of career opportunities, strongly consider CBE.

UCD Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering

In these short YouTube videos, commissioned for the School’s 60th Anniversary in 2016, hear our staff, students and graduates talk about UCD Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering today and reflect on 60 years of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering education.

Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering Student Experiences:

Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering Internships:

  • Elizabeth Lola-Madojutimi, talked to (opens in a new window)Silicon Republic about her experiences, as a Bioprocess Engineering Intern with BMS Biologics Cruiserath, during the 2016-17 academic year. On completion of her ME degree studies in Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering, Elizabeth will join Jacobs Engineering, Dublin.
  • Rahaf Khalaf, Stage 3 Chemical Engineering with Biochemical Engineering Minor 2017-18, spent Summer 2017 as an Intern with Three Ireland in Dublin. Read about her experiences in this (opens in a new window)Silicon Republic interview. Rahaf spent Summer 2018 as an Engineering Intern with Lilly at the companies manufacturing facility in Co. Cork. She returns to UCD in Sept 2018 to enter the final year of her ME degree studies.

(opens in a new window)Further information on all undergraduate engineering courses can be found here.