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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|Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
|Estimated Fees* (Domestic):
|$8,276 - $9,292 per year
|Estimated Fees* (International):
|$44,425 per year
|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.
- Chemical Engineer
- Process Engineer
- Bioprocess Engineer
- Biochemical Engineer
- Food Processing Engineer
- Process Design Engineer
- Production Engineer
- Process Control Engineer
- Environmental Engineer
Papers available within Chemical and Biological Engineering
|Occurrence / Location
|Advanced Process Control
|This paper covers the fundamentals of process control, and introduces advanced process control strategies.
|Advanced Energy Engineering
|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.
|Advanced Food and Bioprocess Engineering
|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.
|Advanced Process Engineering Design
|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.
|Engineering and the Profession
|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.
|Honours Research and Development Project
|24X (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...
|Special Topics in Engineering 3
|An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
|Advanced Water and Wastewater Engineering
|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.
|Waste Minimisation Engineering
|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.
|Advanced Materials Manufacture
|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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