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CK601 - the BE (Hons) in Process and Chemical Engineering degree combines the essential elements of fundamental maths, physics and chemistry with food, supply chain, problem-solving, ethics and sustainability and also includes 2 specialisation units in Pharma & Biopharma or Energy & Environmental.
The first two years of the programme are common and students choose their preferred elective stream from year three. The course incorporates a six month industrial placement and graduates can become Chartered Engineers after graduation once they have completed the required amount of extra academic courses and/or professional practice.
The programme is accredited by both Engineers Ireland and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK). From 2013, those engineering graduates who wish to be eligible to to apply for Chartered membership (CEng) of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland will require an additional Masters-level qualification or equivalant. An appropriate Masters-level programme will be provided by UCC to give this opportunity to BE Hons (Process & Chemical) graduates.
The UK's equivalent body, the Engineering Council, have not indicated such a requirement yet; thus graduates of 4 year IChemE MEng level accredited courses (such as this one) would still be eligible for the Chartered Engineer title via the IChemE. Chartered Engineers are mutually recognised in Ireland, the UK and a number of other countries via the Washington Accord.