Process Engineering and Applied Science
Location: Chemical Engineering Building
5273 DaCosta Row
Room 1117
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3J 0H6
Telephone: (902) 494-4597
Fax: n/a


The Department of Process Engineering and Applied Science prepares students for professional careers in a wide range of fields related to the process industries. Process engineers and scientists research and develop new materials and processes to meet a specific need or create a value-added product.  In an industrial setting, they optimize systems and processes so that they are not only environmentally sustainable, but are also inherently safe, produce high-quality products, and are cost effective.

Process Engineering graduates are actively being employed in many different industries related to bioprocess engineering (e.g. food, beverage, fiber, fermentation, biomedical and pharmaceutical products), petrochemical process engineering (e.g. oil, gas, plastics), energy engineering (e.g. energy efficiency, renewable sources), and materials process engineering (e.g. metals, ceramics, composites), as well as many others.

The Department of Process Engineering and Applied Science offers one undergraduate degree: a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering with both co-op and non-co-op options.

There is also the opportunity to pursue a Certificate in Biomedical Engineering alongside their regular degree requirements.

There is ongoing research in the Department that provides opportunities for graduate studies leading to master's and doctoral degrees.  Consult the Graduate Calendar, Dalhousie University for more details on these graduate programs.