Energy Processing Technologies
The world’s demand for energy is increasing and an understanding of energy processing technologies is essential to meeting that rising demand. The Energy Processing Technologies minor will give you insight into renewable and existing energy sources (such as hydrogen, solar, wind, natural gas, and oil), and how these resources are used to produce things like power, fertilisers, and fuels.
You’ll also learn about electricity generation and storage, while gaining an understanding of environmental issues, an awareness of sustainable engineering, and energy stewardship.
- UC is ranked in the top 300 universities in the world in Chemical Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).
- UC has world-class engineering facilities including the only high-voltage lab in Aotearoa New Zealand.
- Students studying this minor alongside Chemical and Process Engineering will be able to demonstrate their sustainable energy focus to employers.
- See the Engineering subject page for many other reasons why UC's Te Rāngai Pūkaha | College of Engineering is a world-class destination for engineering studies.
UC offers a minor in Energy Processing Technologies as part of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours. Students intending to complete this minor must also complete the Chemical and Process Engineering discipline.
Energy Processing Technologies minor
The following courses are required for the Energy Processing Technologies minor throughout the degree:
- ENCH 392 Thermodynamics and Chemical Reaction Engineering
- ENGR 404 Renewable Energy Technologies and Management
- ENCH 483 Advanced Energy Processing Technologies and Systems
- ENCH 494 Process Engineering Design 3 or ENCH 495 Research Project
ENCH 494 or ENCH 495 must be taken with an energy processing technologies focus approved by the Director of Studies.
Students must also meet the requirements for the Chemical and Process Engineering discipline.
Graduates with this minor will find their skillset highly valued by employers in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas, with a huge growth in the power processing industry. Students will find work in power stations, refineries, and production facilities such as chemistry and biochemistry companies.
More engineers are needed with the knowledge around environmental issues and resources, and how to resolve these issues with the constantly growing demand for energy.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Chemical and Process Engineering.
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