Environmental Process Engineering
The Environmental Process Engineering minor is for environmentally-minded engineers who want to be a part of society's growing commitment to improving the planet. This minor aligns with UC's belief in Tautua (service and responsibility) and our continued focus on being sustainable.
You will learn about strategies, legal requirements, and appropriate mitigation and treatment methods for industrial pollution control, sustainability measures, and cultural issues related to environmental treatment technologies. We prepare you for designing, improving, and operating processes that treat contaminated water, air, and soil.
- UC is ranked in the top 300 universities in the world for Chemical Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).
- Studying towards the Environmental Process Engineering minor as part of your Chemical and Process Engineering degree increases your knowledge of both engineering processes and environmental needs for a wider range of career pathways.
- Our BE(Hons) in Chemical and Process Engineering is fully accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) as well as Engineering New Zealand.
- 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 Environmental Process Engineering as part of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours. Students intending to complete this minor must also complete the Chemical and Process Engineering discipline.
Environmental Process Engineering minor
The following courses are required throughout the degree:
- ENCH 390 Process Engineering Design 1
- ENGR 407 Bioprocess Engineering 1 or ENCN 375 Sustainable Engineering for a Changing Climate
- ENGR 405 Industrial Pollution Control
- ENCH 494 Process Engineering Design 3
- ENCH 495 Research Project
ENCH 494 or ENCH 495 must be taken with an environmental process engineering focus approved by the Director of Studies.
Students must also meet the requirements for the Chemical and Process Engineering discipline.
If you're worried about the state of our planet – the impact of human activities and technology on the environment, or the strain on our natural resources - then this minor will prepare you to use engineering processes to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for complex environmental problems, and manage and minimise impact.
Students interested in this area understand their responsibility towards improving conservation, sustainability, and management of natural and man-made environments.
Environmental Process Engineering is multi-disciplinary and involves stakeholder communication. Roles can primarily be found in consulting firms in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas, as well as in local councils, infrastructure service providers as well as large firms involved in food production or energy processing.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Chemical and Process Engineering.
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