CK601 BE (Hons) Process & Chemical Undergraduate Information
The BE in Process & Chemical Engineering is a four year full time (NFQ Level 8) course and is fully accredited to the highest possible levels respectively by both Engineers Ireland (leading to ordinary membership - MIEI) and by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK) (to MEng -masters level). Central Applications Office (CAO) first round cut-off points for the course in 2012 are 405 (CAO course code CK601).
The Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Process & Chemical Engineering at UCC provides graduates with a rigorous core chemical process engineering degree, but also offers specialist elective streams (in Energy & Environmental or Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical) to give students the opportunity to add some specialisation in their area of interest.
• Graduates are highly employable in the pharmaceutical, food and other process industries, in design and manufacture of process equipment and processes and with engineering consultancy companies. The current demand for our graduates is very strong. We have 100% graduate employment and many final year students receive multiple job offers before sitting their final exams.
• The degree provides graduates with the necessary technical and interpersonal skills to work in any process industry.
• There is a continuing emphasis on the development of soft skills such as teamworking and presentation skills throughout the course including a year 2 module on technical communication skills.
• A six-month work placement between third year and fourth year provides undergraduates with valuable experience and insight into the work of a chemical process engineer, and helps provide them with the necessary skills and attributes to make a successful transition to a professional career following graduation.