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ME - Chemical and Biological Engineering as a main subject

This research-focused degree is designed for graduates who wish to do further research and develop an innovative solution to an engineering question. Excellence in advanced engineering design, research and development skills are core features of the degree.

Chemical, biological and process engineers design industrial processes to transform raw materials and energy into everyday products that society wants in a safe, sustainable and cost-effective way. By studying chemical and biological engineering, you will learn a holistic approach to problem solving and gain essential skills for tackling global sustainability challenges in food, energy, water and waste.


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Key information

Years: 1
Points: 120
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $8,276 - $9,292 per year
Estimated Fees* (International): $44,425 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). *Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Career opportunities

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Bioprocess Engineer
  • Biochemical Engineer
  • Food Processing Engineer
  • Process Design Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Process Control Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer

Degree Planner

500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
ENGCB521Advanced Process Control15.024A (Hamilton)
This paper covers the fundamentals of process control, and introduces advanced process control strategies.
ENGCB523Advanced Energy Engineering15.024B (Hamilton)
Application of engineering thermodynamics, process integration and pinch analysis to energy systems including renewable energy systems and energy storage, small and large industrial utility systems with and without cogeneration, distributed and smart energy systems, and green buildings.
ENGCB527Advanced Food and Bioprocess Engineering15.024B (Hamilton)
Food and Bioprocess operations play a key role in the manufacture of dairy products, vaccines, meat products, and the like. This paper will cover plant-wide process design of food and bioprocesses ad advanced mathematical modelling of these operations.
ENGCB581Advanced Process Engineering Design15.024A (Hamilton)
Design teams will design a processing plant to meet the specifications of a design brief including mass and energy balances, economic evaluation and detailed design of nominated equipment.
ENGEN570Engineering and the Profession15.024D (Hamilton)
The roles and responsibilities of professional engineers are examined. Topics include; project management, leadership, negotiation, ethical responsibilities, legal duties, Treaty of Waitangi, intellectual property and professional communication.
ENGEN582Honours Research and Development Project45.024X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
This paper provides the "capstone" project required to complete an accredited engineering degree. The paper builds on the knowledge and skills students have gained in the first three years of their professional engineering degree and reinforces the multidisciplinary aspect of engineering. Students will learn how to carry out a Res...
ENGEN583Special Topics in Engineering 315.024X (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
ENGEV541Advanced Water and Wastewater Engineering15.024A (Hamilton)
This course covers advanced aspects of design and operation of unit processes in water and waste water treatment, and process modelling and simulation tools such as Sumo19 and Superpro Designer.
ENGEV542Waste Minimisation Engineering15.024A (Hamilton)
Design of processes for the handling, recycling, reuse, treatment and disposal of domestic and industrial solid wastes including treatment plant sludges, assessment and modeling of gaseous emissions, odour, particulates, and air pollution control systems.
ENGMP512Advanced Materials Manufacture15.024A (Hamilton)
This paper deals with advanced materials science knowledge and principles underlying materials engineering. It focuses on the relationships between processing conditions and microstructures of materials and major materials processing technologies.

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Work placements are a major feature of the Chemical & Biological Engineering programme and you will complete 800 hours of relevant work experience during your degree.

Our  Work-Integrated Learning team actively seeks and oversees your work placement, ensuring a good fit for your area of study and career goals, and supporting you throughout your work experience.

By the time you graduate you will have the credibility of paid experience to take with you as you start your career.


Contacts

School of Engineering
Phone: +64 7 838 4322
Email: [email protected]
Website: eng.waikato.ac.nz
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