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Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering)

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


4 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Manawatu Campus


Specialise in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering for your Bachelor of Engineering with Honours at Massey

Chemical and bioprocess engineering is the industrial processing of raw materials to higher value products through combinations of physical, chemical or biochemical action. These processes can be very diverse. Chemical and bioprocess engineers design, optimise and operate these processes.

Examples include:

fermentation of sugars to alcohol

production of pharmaceutical products

extraction of high value compounds

composting of organic waste

conversion of milk solids to dairy ingredients

conversion of wood into paper

production of fuels from waste streams.

A focus on innovative approaches

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering) will equip you with core chemical engineering skills for more traditional industries (oil, gas). But there is also a focus on innovative approaches such as nanotechnologies, biocatalysts, and clean processing techniques.

What will I learn?

The first year of study builds a solid platform of science principles with an engineering context, in common with the other engineering majors.

In the second year, you will build further on these fundamental sciences. You’ll also learn about their application to chemical and bioprocess engineering systems.

In your third year, your study will extend from the study of engineering and chemical principles to processing applications. These may include bio-separations and reactor technologies.

In the fourth year, you will design a major innovative production process to integrate the various engineering and science skills you’ve learned in earlier years of study.

Follow your interests

You can focus on particular processing industry sectors such as biotechnology, chemical processing, environmental engineering and renewable energy.

A Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering is a good fit if you:

have a keen interest in science and discovery

want to learn how to design and implement chemical and bioprocess plants

want to innovate processing techniques for a sustainable world.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, outside of university admission regulations. However please refer to the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours entry requirements to find out more about recommended preparation and prior learning.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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