Process and Resources Engineering
Process and Resources Engineering is the study of planning, designing and developing systems, processes and plant for locating and extracting minerals, oil and gas from the earth, and for physically and chemically transforming raw materials to produce metals, alloys, petrochemicals, ceramics, polymers and other materials. It includes the industrial manufacture, processing, packaging and handling of foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and biochemicals.
Courses in Process and Resources Engineering develop skills in:
- analysing the structure, composition and properties of materials
- applying chemical and metallurgical techniques to the commercial production of metals, alloys, petrochemicals, ceramics, polymers and other materials
- developing techniques for producing and processing metals, alloys, petrochemicals, ceramics, polymers, foodstuffs and other materials
- designing, constructing and operating mines, refineries, chemical and food processing plants
- surveying mineral, oil and gas deposits to assess the economic feasibility of mining
This field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Chemical Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Food Processing Technology
- Process and Resources Engineering, n.e.c.
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