Chemical Engineering Course


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Chemical Engineering Course


This course is the foundation for learning about the field of chemical engineering. Chemical engineering comprises a number of other disciplines, including physical chemistry, reaction, engineering, biochemical engineering, material transfer engineering, heat-transfer engineering, fluid engineering, and process systems engineering. These areas of specialization have been developed for the purpose of manufacturing materials and products in chemical plants, etc. In addition, in recent years chemical engineering has also progressed into cutting-edge fields, including bio, environment, energy, new materials, astronautics and artificial intelligence. In this way it is making a contribution to the creation of a safe and secure society.

In this course students acquire the skills to work and apply their knowledge in three areas: "Living things and life," "Environment and energy," and "New materials." In the area of "living things and life" the aim is to learn about artificial organs, bio-pharmaceuticals, genetic delivery, regenerative medicine and bio-production. In the areas of "environment and energy," topics include fuel cell batteries, energy saving technologies, elimination of toxic substances, separation of trace amounts of useful substances, and safe factory/plant operation, etc. In the "new materials" area, the objective is to learn about new materials, biomaterials and electronic materials, etc., used in nano-level control. Many of the instructors responsible for this course are involved in the two 21st Century Global Centers of Excellence (COE) Programs (Targeted Support for Creating World-standard Research and Education Bases) being run at Kyushu University relating to chemistry and materials, and environment and energy.

Alumni of this course are engaged in research in various fields with a basis in chemical engineering and they have achieved many outstanding results. Chemical engineering advances with the times. Prospective students will find that in their time at university further new fields of discovery will open up.

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