BEng Chemical Engineering

General

Program Description

Chemical engineers are principally involved in the production of a wide range of chemicals such as soaps, dyes, polyethene, detergents, fertilizers, cement, bricks etc., foodstuffs such as cooking oil, margarine, beverages and pharmaceuticals as well as petroleum products, but they are also involved in production of potable water, pulp and paper, cars, steel, mineral resources processing, production of energy, textiles, beverages, waste processing and minimization, river, water, soil and air pollution and treatment. Chemical engineers design processes, build and manage chemical operations and ensure efficiency of production by intelligent control and optimization of physical, thermal and chemical parameters.

Materials engineers are essentially involved in the design and selection of materials based on the physical and mechanical properties desired for engineering application. Appropriate materials are required for specific conditions. Engineering materials broadly include metals, polymers, ceramics, including mixtures such as metallic alloys and composites.

Metallurgical engineers specialise primarily in metals and their alloys. The spectrum of metallurgical engineering stretches from minerals processing, metal extraction and refining through to alloying and forming into shapes for use.

Last updated November 2018

About the School

The Botswana International University of Science and Technology is a Government of Botswana supported institution established through the BIUST Act (CAP 57:05) as a research-intensive University that ... Read More

The Botswana International University of Science and Technology is a Government of Botswana supported institution established through the BIUST Act (CAP 57:05) as a research-intensive University that specializes in Engineering, Science and Technology at both undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) levels. It is located on an expansive and ecologically diverse 2,500-hectare site of gently sloping land in the Tswapong Hills, south-east of Palapye. The University is a national strategic initiative that is intended to serve as one of the key platforms for transforming Botswana’s economy from being resource based to knowledge-based through skills capacity building in Engineering, Science, and Technology. Read less