develop safe, efficient processes to convert raw materials into useful products as well as research and develop new technologies to solve current world problems.
*Cairns campus – first year only
Chemical engineers are concerned with sustainability, the environment and safety as founding principles for economic development.
JCU is one of only 10 universities in Australia offering qualifications in chemical engineering. The discipline has a healthy and ongoing relationship with many of the major process industries in the North Queensland region. As a result, a strong research focus has emerged on issues important to the region’s economy such as:
Improvements to sugar processing
Copper electrorefining through modelling of fluid flow in electrolysis cells
Solvent extraction and the modelling of solvent-solute effects
Rheology of non-Newtonian fluids
Applied Process Systems Engineering
Evaluation and modelling of fire retardant materials.
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