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Why Study Here?

The Department of Process Engineering and Applied Science at Dalhousie provides an educational experience that will prepare you to become a successful professional, capable of undertaking both life-long learning and further advanced studies.

Our programs

We offer a co-operative and non-co-operative undergraduate program that aim to develop engineers who will be successful in their careers, able to address technological and societal challenges and prepares them for both life-long learning and further advanced studies.

We also provide opportunities for both course-based and research-based Masters Degrees and earned Doctorates. These graduate programs aim to develop highly-qualified postgraduates who are self-motivated, independent and clear-thinking individuals capable of undertaking an independent research program.

About our undergraduate disciplines

Chemical Engineering prepares students for a variety of careers in the chemical and process industries. These may include traditional areas of environmental control, plastics and polymers, pulp and paper, instrumentation and process control, petrochemicals, petroleum and natural gas processing, and energy conversion and utilization. Students may also work in the growing fields of biotechnology, food processing, composite material, corrosion and protective coatings, and microelectronic component manufacturing.

Food Science Technology is the interdisciplinary application of science - chemistry, microbiology, physics and engineering - to the study of food.  It involves desiging new food products, engineering new processes and improving the taste, nutrition and safety of food.

Gain hands-on experience

Lab work is considered an important component of your education. In the lab, you'll develop hands-on skill and experience and in working with others, you’ll gain the interpersonal skills necessary to be successful as a professional engineer.

Get set for an exciting career

Process Engineering and Applied Science at Dalhousie prepares students for a variety of careers in the process and chemical industries. These may include traditional areas of environmental control, plastics and polymers, pulp and paper, instrumentation and process control, petrochemicals, petroleum and natural gas processing, and energy conversion and utilization. Students may also work in the growing fields of biotechnology, food processing, composite material, corrosion and protective coatings, and microelectronic component manufacturing.