Undergraduate
BE (Hons) Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering

University College Dublin

Course Overview


If you seek invention, and want to work at the interface between the sciences, mathematics and engineering, with a broad and well-paid portfolio of career opportunities, strongly consider CBE.

Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering (CBE) deals with the ingenious transformation of matter and energy into products and services. More specifically, it addresses the design and operation of facilities needed to achieve this transformation in a technically, economically and environmentally acceptable manner. As a Chemical & Bioprocess Engineer, you’ll use the sciences as the basis for understanding these transformations; you’ll apply mathematical and engineering principles to realize them on the appropriate scale.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

4 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

Recent opportunities have included a year in: University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, University of Connecticut, USA, ENSIACET, Toulouse, France, McGill University, Canada.


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

260

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 25,600 p.a.

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Both the BE and ME degrees are accredited at the master’s level by the Institution of Chemical Engineers, while our ME has achieved master’s level accreditation by Engineers Ireland.
  • Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering (CBE) deals with the ingenious transformation of matter and energy into products and services.
  • UCD has the oldest, largest and most research-active School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering in Ireland, and is benchmarked competitively against the top schools in Europe and abroad.
  • As a Chemical & Bioprocess Engineer, you’ll use the sciences as the basis for understanding these transformations; you’ll apply mathematical and engineering principles to realise them on the appropriate scale.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

YEAR 1 ENTRY

  • Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
    A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
  • If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.

FOUNDATION YEAR ENTRY

  • Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.

English Requirements

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
• TOEFL:

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110. An interview may be required in conjunction with this.

Special Entry Requirements

It is recommended that the Laboratory Science subject should be one of Chemistry, Physics or Biology. At the end of Year 2, students can choose either the BE in Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering or the BE in Chemical Engineering with Biochemical Engineering Minor. Both can lead to the ME in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering.

Career Prospects


UCD has the oldest, largest and most research-active School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering in Ireland, and is bench-marked competitively against the top schools in Europe and abroad. Our graduates are among the best-paid engineering professionals and sought after for employment in sectors from chemical to (bio)pharmaceutical and from energy to consultancy and design.We offer taught and research Master’s and PhD opportunities, and our graduates also enter Master’s and PhD programmes in leading international universities.

Notes


Professional Work Expirence: PWE is incorporated in the ME Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering programme. Six- to eight-month internships (the majority of which are paid) have included the following employers: AbbVie, Alexion, APC, BMS, GSK, Irving Oil, Jacobs, Lilly, MSD, Pfizer and PM Group.