The UCC BE in Process & Chemical Engineering is delighted to be recognised as a fully accredited MEng (‘F−Standard’) programme by the Institution of Chemical Engineering, following a recent accreditation visit.
This follows an unsuccessful application in 2015, where programme deficiencies were highlighted, primarily around human resources.Read more
A huge WELL DONE to the following 1st year Engineering students, who have been awarded UCC Quercus Entrance Scholarships at a ceremony which took place on 28th November 2017.
Grainne Donegan, Colaiste Na Sceilge, Cahirciveen, Co Kerry; Engineering.
Daragh Crowley, Beara Community School, Castletownbere, Co Cork; Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
Brian O'Callaghan, St Francis Capuchin College, Rochestown, Cork; Process & Chemical Engineering.
Andrew Cooke, Ballincollig Community School, Ballincollig, Co Cork; Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
Daniel Maguire, Gaelcholaiste Mhuire, An Mhainistir Thuaidh, Corcaigh; Process & Chemical Engineering.
Niamh Kelly, Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, Cork; Process & Chemical Engineering.
Adina-Elena Zagoneanu, Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, Cork; Process & Chemical Engineering.
The Process & Chemical Engineering Awards Night 2017 was held on Monday, 27th November 2017 from 6.30 pm in the Aula Maxima, UCC. PM Group, Eli Lilly, Abbvie and Janssen all presented awards on the night to some of our undergraduate students and graduates from the Class of 2017. Huge thanks go to all of the representatives from our industry award sponsors. We thank you all for taking the time from your busy schedules, to come and celebrate and reward excellence in engineering with us. We had a lovely mix of staff, students, parents, graduates and industry representatives. It was a truly enjoyable evening.Read more
Dr. Jonathan O’Sullivan PCE graduate and Process Development Engineer with Unilever speaking to Final Years14 Nov
Dr. Jonathan O’Sullivan, PCE graduate from the Class of 2010 and now a Process Development Engineer with Unilever, delivered a lecturer on Process Scale Up to the PE4001 Advanced Process Design class in UCC today.
UCC/PCE students First Runners-Up in ESB Inter-Colleges Challenge
The team representing UCC at the ESB Inter-Colleges Challenge in the IMI, Sandyford recently included three Process & Chemical Engineers, and came first Runners-Up to a strong TCD outfit.
The team was made up of the following members:
Hannah Bredin, 2nd Process & Chemical Engineering (Captain)
David Fogarty, 2nd Process & Chemical Engineering
Fionn Roche, 2nd Process & Chemical Engineering
Colin Maher, 2nd FinanceRead more
The All-Ireland IChemE Chemical Engineering Sports Day 2017 was hosted by University of Limerick on Friday, 3rd November 2017. It was a hugely successful event with 4 out of the 5 Irish Chemical Engineering Departments, and almost 200 students in attendance. University of Limerick, University College Dublin, CIT and UCC all competed for the trophy (Queens didn't attend this year). And UCC won it again!
The team from second year Process & Chemical Engineering with their Business colleague that earlier in the month won the ESB Case Studies Competition have repeated their success with Climathon, a competition hosted by the Environmental Research Institute on October 27th and co-sponsored by ERI, UCC Blackstone and UCC Green Campus.Read more
Mr Matt Garvey of Simulation Solutions (USA) was guest lecturer with 4th years Process & Chemical Engineering studying PE4001 Advanced Process Design on Monday 9th of October 2017.Read more
Kevin Gibson from the BE(Hons) Process & Chemical class of 2011, now working with PM Group, came to UCC on Monday, 18th September 2017 with Peter O'Sullivan of PM Group to speak to our Final year class about Design Considerations for Buffer Solutions in Biopharmaceutical Design.
Dr Elena Tsalaporta has been appointed as a Lecturer in Process & Chemical Engineering starting September 2017. Dr Tsalaporta completed degrees in Chemical Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and at University College Dublin, where she completed her PhD. She also has industrial process engineering experience and joins UCC from Trinity College Dublin where her work involved Carbon Capture and Sequestration.Read more
A new Professor of Biopharmaceutical Engineering, funded through the generous support of Eli Lilly, has just been opened/advertised by UCC.Read more
Closing date for applications is 12th October 2017.
BCD Engineering Links up with UCC to encourage hands-on learning
Building on a tradition of developing innovative award-winning teaching, Process & Chemical Engineering (PCE), School of Engineering has collaborated with BCD Engineering to develop a specialised hands-on learning toolkit.Read more
2017 Eli Lilly PhD Research Scholarships: Process & Chemical Engineering OpportunitiesRead more
The UCC BE degree in Process & Chemical Engineering was awarded the 2016 IChemE Sustainability Teaching Award by incoming IChemE President John McGagh at the IChemE AGM and Awards at the ICC Birmingham on 10th May 2017.
On Monday, 8th May 2017, the department of Process & Chemical Engineering, UCC were honoured by a visit from the current IChemE President, Professor Jonathan Seville.
Prof Seville delivered a lecture to Chemical Engineering faculty and students entitled “Why Chemical Engineers (Like You!) Need an Institution”. He was accompanied by Neil Atkinson, Director of Qualifications & International Development at IChemE and Neil Young, UK Membership and Marketing Development Manager.
To mark the historic occasion of the first time that an IChemE President had visited UCC, he and his colleagues were each presented a copy of the definitive history of UCC as a memento.Read more
Following from the success of previous events, which attracted hundreds of pupils from over 40 secondary schools across Munster, we are delighted to invite you to our Fifth School of Engineering Industry and Careers Day on Thursday, 30th March 2017 in Devere Hall, UCC. If you are interested in attending, please contact Anne-Marie McSweeney (Industry) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ralph O'Flaherty (Schools) at email@example.com to register.Read more
International recognition for UCC’s Process & Chemical Engineering programme: Winner of the IChemE Sustainability Teaching Award 201618 Jan
UCC’s Process & Chemical Engineering degree have just been announced as winners of the 2016 Institution of Chemical Engineering Sustainability Teaching Award.
This award, which was first awarded to University College London in 2015, is designed ‘to encourage the teaching of sustainability to undergraduate chemical engineers’.
UCC’s programme came out on top in 2016 following stiff international competition from what the adjudication panel described as ‘other excellent entries from Manchester University and Melbourne University’ (Manchester's entry was highly commended).
In the case of UCC’s Process & Chemical Engineering degree, the IChemE judges declared themselves ‘particularly impressed by your integration of sustainability teaching across the curriculum, with good examples of interdisciplinary projects and varied assessment with student comments indicating their appreciation of the approach.’
A huge WELL DONE to the following 1st year Engineering students, who have been awarded UCC Quercus Entrance Scholarships at a ceremony which took place on 7th December 2016.
David Moloney, John The Baptist Community School, Hospital, Co Limerick; Engineering.Read more
Conor Healy, Colaiste An Chraoibhin, Fermoy, Co Cork; Electrical & Electronic.
Conor Steele, Colaiste An Chraoibhin, Fermoy, Co Cork; Process & Chemical.
David Murphy, St Fachtna's De La Salle, Skibbereen, Co Cork; Process & Chemical.
Alannah Hill, Kinsale Community School, Kinsale, Co Cork; Process & Chemical.
William Hennessy, Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Cork; Engineering.
Timothy O'Sullivan, Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Cork; Process & Chemical.
Colm Power, Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Cork; Process & Chemical.
UCC wishes to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Process & Chemical Engineering. Reporting to the Head of the School of Engineering, the successful candidate will undertake research and teaching in fundamental or applied chemical engineering with particular applications in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical or bioprocessing sectors, or relating to research in sustainability, the environment or energy.Read more
'Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability' presented to President Michael D. Higgins15 Dec
Professor Edmond Byrne and fellow book Editors Dr Ger Mullally and Dr Colin Sage were invited to Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday 14th December to present a copy of 'Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability' to President Michael D. Higgins.Read more
The inaugural Process & Chemical Engineering Awards Night was held on Wednesday, 23rd November from 6.30 pm in the Aula Maxima, UCC. PM Group, Eli Lilly, Abbvie and Janssen all presented awards on the night to some of our undergraduate students and graduates from the Class of 2016. Huge thanks go to Professor Liam Marnane, Head of the School of Engineering, Neil Young, UK Membership & Market Development Manager for the IChemE and all of the representatives from our industry award sponsors. We thank you all for taking the time from your busy schedules, to come and celebrate and reward excellence in engineering with us. We had a lovely mix of staff, students, parents, graduates and industry representatives. It was a very enjoyable evening.
Process & Chemical Engineering First Year Student, Ciara Leonard awarded Intel Women in Technology Scholarship 201609 Nov
Congratulations to BEP1 student, Ciara Leonard who was awarded a coveted Intel Women in Technology Scholarship 2016 at a special ceremony held on Friday, November 4th 2016 in Dublin.
Process & Chemical Engineering, UCC students win the second IChemE All Ireland Chemical Engineering Sports Day!10 Oct
The second IChemE All-Ireland Chemical Engineering Sports Day was hosted by Queens University Belfast on Friday, 7th October 2016. Similar to the Frank Morton Sports Day organised by chemical engineering students in IChemE-accredited UK and Irish Universities, it was a hugely successful event held in Queens University Sports Center with 4 out of the 5 Irish Chemical Engineering Departments, and almost 200 students, in attendance; University of Limerick, University College Dublin, Queens and UCC (our neighbors CIT didn't attend).
PM Group was established in 1973 and has grown to become one of the most respected engineering design, architecture, project and construction management firms in the world.
As can be seen from our Alumni page, they employ a large amount of graduates from the BE (Hons) Process & Chemical Engineering. They employed 8 of the 22 graduates from the Class of 2016 alone!
Congratulations to Professor Edmond Byrne, Dr Gerard Mullally and Dr Colin Sage on the launch of their book Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability29 Sep
A new book on ‘Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability’ was launched on Monday evening 19 Sept. in the Aula Max.
This Routledge publication involves four authors from the School of Engineering (Prof. Edmond Byrne (editor), Prof. Brian Ó Gallachóir, Dr Paul Deane and Dr Alessandro Chiodi) as well as authors from across the Colleges of SEFS, CACSS and B&L at UCC.Read more
Well what a day! We are delighted to report that the 4th School of Engineering Industry and Open Day, held on Friday 11th March 2016 in Devere Hall, UCC was another huge success. With over 320 captivated students from secondary schools across Munster, a brilliant display of Final Year Research Project posters, and a stellar lineup of speakers, we are looking forward to next year already.
Following from the success of last year's event, which attracted 420 pupils from over 40 secondary schools in Munster, we are delighted to invite you to our Fourth School of Engineering Industry and Open Day on 11th March 2016 in Devere Hall, UCC. If you are interested in attending, please contact Anne-Marie McSweeney (Industry) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ralph O'Flaherty (Schools) at email@example.com to register.Read more
On Tuesday 9th of February, Mr Jerry Larkin Plant Reliability Engineer and Mr Edward Kelly Project Manager from GE Healthcare gave a guest lecture entitled “Engineering at Work” to the 77 students studying PE1003 Introduction to Process & Chemical Engineering with lecturer Dr. Denis Ring.Read more
Janssen is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical organisations, and is part of the Johnson & Johnson Group of companies, the largest diversified healthcare group in the world. Janssen Pharmaceutical has been manufacturing bulk active pharmaceutical ingredients in Cork since 1981. Janssen Biologics established its operation in Ringaskiddy in 2005 on a 100 acre site producing biomedicines for the treatment of immune related diseases and also new and innovative cancer treatments.Read more
Cait Burns and Vera O'Riordan of the School of Engineering awarded Intel Women in Technology Scholarships25 Nov
Cait Burns (BEP1) and Vera O'Riordan (BEG1) are among the 17 female students awarded the INTEL Women in Technology Scholarships for 2015. The scholars were celebrated at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, 18th November 2015 in Dublin.
Well done to you both, we are very proud of you.
Each recipient will receive €2,000 per year for their studies, work placements on campus in Intel’s Leixlip plant and a mentor throughout their academic career.
The 17 ladies join a programme that has seen €160,000 invested in the past three years and which aims to encourage women to start careers in science and technology.Read more
Process & Chemical Engineering, UCC students win the first IChemE All Ireland Chemical Engineering Sports Day!09 Nov
The Inaugural IChemE All-Ireland Chemical Engineering Sports Day was hosted by University of Limerick on Friday, 6th November 2015. Similar to the Frank Morton Sports Day organised by chemical engineering students in IChemE-accredited UK and Irish Universities, it was well supported by students in Ireland, who would find it difficult to raise the necessary funds to travel to the UK.Read more
Congratulations to all of the UCC Quercus Scholars 2015, and especially to our own Final year student Calvin O'Callaghan - back row and third from left hand side :-)Read more
On Monday, 19th October 2015, the AbbVie Award for Excellence in Engineering was presented for the first time. The award is based on the combined total of marks in the following modules:
PE3009 Pharmaceutical Engineering
PE3013 Process Validation and Quality
PE4002 Optimisation and Continuous Process Improvement
PE4006 Design Project
The graduating student with the highest marks in these four modules was Aibhín O'Brien. She was presented with a commemorative medal to the value of €150 and a cheque to the value of €300 by Dr Philip O'Connell of AbbVie in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork, himself a UCC graduate.Read more
On Monday, 19th October 2015 at 10.00, another class of the brightest and the best were conferred with their BE (Hons) Process & Chemical Engineering degrees.
We have enjoyed getting to know you all, and we hope that you will always keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on and where your careers take you.
Congratulations! Be brilliant and have fun :-)Read more
School of Engineering academic Dr Edmond Byrne has just been awarded the Richard Trevithick Memorial Prize (2015) by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
Pictured above is the award being presented at the Institution of Civil Engineers headquarters at One Great George Street, London by the President of the Institution, Professor David Balmforth.
PM Group, Engineers Ireland Young Engineers Society (Cork Region) and the All Ireland Member Group of the IChemE will host an information evening of interest to engineers of all disciplines.Read more
On the 28th of September Mr Adrian Dennehy presented a lecture on “Due Diligence In Engineering” to Process & Chemical Engineering students at University College Cork as part of their Final Year Degree, Advanced Process Design Module.
The lecture highlighted the engineering considerations for a biomass project which is complicated by a number of technical factors associated with the biomass fuel sources, fuel availability and fuel quality and their impacts on plant design e.g. boiler design and abatement systems. Non-technical issues include complex contractual arrangements to ensure a reliable, homogenous fuel supply, interface agreements between respective contracting parties, and conditions relating to environmental requirements.
On Monday,14th of September Mr Peter O'Sullivan, Process Group Manager with Project Management Group (PMG) along with colleagues Mr Sean Tully (Dublin Office) and Mr Conor Barry, a recent UCC Process & Chemical Engineering Graduate, gave a presentation to final year degree students on their experience and expertise in the field of Scheduling Optimisation.Read more
A paper entitled ‘Educating engineers to embrace complexity and context’ by Dr Edmond Byrne, co-authored with Dr Gerard Mullally, has been chosen as winner of the Richard Trevithick Memorial Prize (2015) for best paper in the ‘Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability’ journal (167(6), 241-248).Read more
We are delighted to announce our Third School of Engineering Industry and Open Day on 20th March 2015 in Devere Hall, UCC. If you are interested in attending, please contact Anne-Marie McSweeney in the SOE at A.McSweeney@ucc.ie to register. As noted below we will have speakers with expertise across the engineering spectrum from buildings to energy to IT to medical technology and pharmaceuticals to global project delivery. We look forward to interesting and informative presentations and some lively debate to follow.Read more
"It is well documented that we simply are not producing the numbers of engineers the market requires. This has been exacerbated by a bias in the early part of the century towards other industries. There is now a real shortage of qualified engineers with 5-10 years experience in manufacturing operations."Read more
Active Engagement with Industry and Tomorrow’s Process Engineers
PM Group believe that engaging the engineers of tomorrow is vital to their future and the Cork Office has been reaching out to local engineering courses, showing students the impact and challenges that their careers can bring.Read more
On Monday the 24th of November, representatives from Eli Lilly and each of the Chemical Engineering degrees across the island of Ireland (UCC , QUB, CIT, UL, UCD) gathered in University College Cork along with 1st year students from CIT and UCC to launch the 5 years IChemE student membership sponsorship.Read more
Our BE (Hons) Process & Chemical Engineering Class of 2014 were conferred with their degree parchments on Tuesday, 28th October 2014. The Irish Examiner printed this great photo of a few of the class on Wednesday, 29th October. What a fantastic looking group of Engineers they all are!
Kevin Gibson Nominated for IChemE Young Engineer of the Year Award YET AGAIN!
Kevin Gibson (Class of 2011) has been shortlisted for the IChemE Young Chemical Engineer of the Year Award for the THIRD YEAR IN A ROW!!!Read more
Katherine Condon is awarded the Joe Gantly Prize for Engineering at the UCC Annual Prize Giving 201421 May
The late Joe Gantly, who was a Civil Engineering graduate of Trinity College Dublin, made a significant contribution to industry and education in the Cork area. He served as Director of European Operations at Apple Computers, President of Cork Chamber, Chairman of the Cork Airport Authority and as a Governor of UCC.
In order to commemorate his contribution to Cork’s business community (and to UCC), Cork Chamber has kindly donated a sum of €1,500 per annum to establish the Joe Gantly Prize in Engineering. The prize will be awarded each year to the Best Student(s) on the Work Placement module in the BE (Hons) programmes at UCC.Read more
Don't miss out!! Applications are now being taken for the PG Diploma / MEngSc Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical Engineering29 Apr
Applications are now being taken for the part-time PG Diploma / MEngSc in Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical Engineering via www.pac.ie. The course is designed as a formal educational qualification in areas of particular concern to the bio/pharmaceutical industry, such as product containment, powder/particle technology, design of API and secondary production facilities, current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), design of classified facilities, aseptic processing facility design and validation.Read more
Listen to what Engineers say about careers in Engineering! Great job prospects, fantastic salaries, interesting and varied careers, and a chance to make the world a better place ... what are you waiting for? Choose CK601 for Process & Chemical; CK602 for Civil & Environmental; CK603 for Energy and CK605 for Electrical & Electronic and start your future TODAY!Read more
Some of the School of Engineering students from Process & Chemical, Civil, Energy, and Electrical & Electronic Engineering, who are taking PE1003 Introduction to Process & Chemical Engineering, visited Eli Lilly's plant in Dunderrow, Kinsale, Co Cork with their lecturer Dr Denis Ring, on Tuesday 4th March 2014.Read more
The 2nd Annual Engineering & Industry Open Day will take place in the School of Engineering - L1, Electrical Engineering Building - at 1pm on Thursday, 13th March 2014.04 Mar
With a distinguished speaker line-up and poster presentations from our final year students in Electrical & Electronic, Energy and Process & Chemical Engineering, the Second Engineering and Industry Open Day will be well worth a visit. To register, please email Anne-Marie McSweeney on firstname.lastname@example.orgRead more
James McBrien of Shell will speak to staff and students of the School of Engineering, UCC on Friday, 7th March at 12:00 in Boole 3. He will talk about the Oil & Gas/Petrochemical industry and conduct a workshop on Natural Gas Field Development Considerations.Read more
UCC President Dr. Michael Murphy (Photo: Right) has appointed Nabeel Riza, UCC Chair Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) & former EEE Dept Head 2011-2013, as the new Head of the School of Engineering (SoE) effective June 2013.Read more
UCC President Marks the Occasion of the Publication of a New Text Book from the School of Engineering06 Jan
UCC President Michael Murphy with Prof Nabeel Riza marking the occassion of the Publication of Prof Riza's new text book.Read more
On Monday, 2nd December 2013 at 5pm, in Room 247 of the Food Science Building, Brian Nation, Master Distiller of Jameson at Irish Distillers Ltd, who is based at the expanding Midleton Distillery was the first invited speaker of the 2013/2014 Process & Chemical Engineering Lecture Series.
Brian spoke to students and staff about exciting times for Irish Distillers, current growth and future plans, and the importance of distillation.Read more
THE JOE GANTLY PRIZE IN ENGINEERING 2013
The late Joe Gantly, who was a Civil Engineering graduate of Trinity College Dublin, made a significant contribution to industry and education in the Cork area. He served as Director of European Operations at Apple Computers, President of Cork Chamber, Chairman of the Cork Airport Authority and as a Governor of UCC.Read more
Kevin Gibson Nominated for IChemE Young Engineer of the Year Award AGAIN!
Kevin Gibson (Class of 2011) has been shortlisted for the IChemE Young Chemical Engineer of the Year Award for the second year in a row!!!Read more
Novartis Ringaskiddy represented with distinction among gathering of global talents
Novartis Ringaskiddy is delighted to reveal that Stephen Fahy, a Process and Chemical Engineering student in UCC, one of two representatives selected to represent Novartis Ringaskiddy was a member of the winning team for BioCamp 2013.
Stephen along fellow UCC representative William Byrne, a PhD Scholar with Cork Cancer Research Centre were identified by Novartis following a selection process earlier this year. Stephen has also recently completed a university placement within Novartis Ringaskiddy.Read more