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Chemical Engineering

Society relies daily on products such as fuel, pharmaceuticals, advanced composites, semiconductors, magnetic and optical storage devices, agricultural products, light-weight materials, coatings, synthetic fibers and personal care products. Chemical Engineers develop new advanced materials and design the processes that convert raw materials into value-added products.

 

Chemical Engineering is a broadly based engineering discipline, which combines the study of mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology, with engineering science, design, and economics. Students learn how to design safe, efficient, environmentally-friendly, sustainable and economical processes and products. They also acquire direct experience with pilot-scale chemical process equipment and simulators.

 

Queen's Chemical Engineering offers options in Chemical Process Engineering and in Biochemical Engineering. Depending upon their interest, students can choose elective courses in the following areas: biochemical; biomedical; environmental; process systems engineering; energy; materials.

Degree Opportunities
Degree Opportunities

A degree in Chemical Engineering opens many doors for a diverse, challenging and rewarding career that can lead to positions in business, government or academia. The possibilities are practically endless.

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What do Chemical Engineers do?
What do Chemical Engineers do?

Chemical engineering is a lot more then chemistry. Chemical engineers occupy the area between laboratory Chemistry and Mechanical or Process Engineering. Chemical Engineers are distinguished from physical scientists such as chemists by their training in the "engineering method": the use of heuristics to cause the best change in a poorly understood situation within the available resources.

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Sample Courses
Sample Courses

This course is an introduction to the thermodynamics of fluids for chemical engineering applications. Concepts to be learned include heat, work, internal energy, enthalpy, entropy and state functions. Students will understand how to calculate heat and work effects arising from physical processes such as expansion and contraction of fluids. 

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