BSc (with Honors) in Chemistry and Biochemical Engineering

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September – October

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Titulación de Nivel 8

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Rate: From 16,465 € / year

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The BE School of Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry at the University of Limerick Provides an engaging, intellectually challenging and educationally rigorous degree program leading to a professionally recognized qualification and good employment prospects in any of a variety of stable, sustainable, and well-paying careers.

Program description

This program is the only course of its kind in the Midwest and West regions of the country. Process engineering is the core area of expertise that underpins many important and sustainable businesses and industries within the Irish and global economies. These businesses include: biopharmaceuticals, fuels, chemicals and drug manufacturing, energy production, food and beverage processing, environmental waste disposal, and electronic component manufacturing.

Employability skills of this degree are:

  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Project management
  • Teamwork
  • Using leadership skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to develop manufacturing processes for a wide variety of products

Program structure

This four-year honors program comprises formal lectures / studies, hands-on labs, workshops, industry standard process engineering software training, project work, as well as a substantial period of Cooperative Education working in an industrial placement.

Semester 1

  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • General chemistry 1
  • Physics for engineers 1
  • Process Engineering Computing
  • Principles of chemical engineering

Semester 2

  • Mathematical engineering 2
  • Engineering materials
  • Organic chemistry 1: functional groups
  • Physics for engineers 2
  • Physical chemistry 1: thermodynamics and kinetics

Semester 3

  • Mathematical engineering 3
  • Fluid mechanics and heat transfer
  • Organic Chemistry 2
  • Biomolecules
  • Bioprocess Engineering 1

Semester 4

  • Mathematical engineering 4
  • Process technology: instrumentation, control
  • Physical Chemistry 3: Phase Equilibria
  • Plant and process management
  • Chemical engineering design methods

Semester 5

  • Design of Experiments
  • Reactor design and reaction engineering
  • Mass transfer gaps
  • Process flow diagram, unit sizing, software
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Semester 6

  • Cooperative education

Semester 7

  • Sustainable energy processes
  • Pharmaceutical formulation
  • Bioprocess Engineering 2
  • Research project
  • Design project 1

Semester 8

  • Batch process engineering (pharmaceutical)
  • Fluid process control
  • Advanced transport processes
  • Troubleshooting process
  • Design project 2

* The availability of the module may change from year to year

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must possess at the time of registration the established Certificate of Completion (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects that must include: two grades H5 (upper level) and four grades O6 (ordinary level) or four grades H7 (upper level) Level) grades. Subjects must include math, Irish or other language, and English.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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