Engineering student

Process Engineering

Process engineering is a diversified discipline designed to satisfy the needs of various processing industries including oil and gas and mineral processing. It encompasses new development, design, optimization and operation of sustainable processes for human needs, ensuring safety and protection of the environment. Process engineers process substances through biological, chemical and physical processes to produce useful products such as petrochemicals, gasoline, diesel, metals and alloys. 


Process Engineering at Memorial

Memorial’s Process Engineering program is unique in that it is the first of its kind in Canada with a mandatory co-op program, which provides students with opportunities to work in a range of industries from oil production to cheese processing. Students will also learn in state-of-the-art laboratories and participate in unique research projects that are changing the future of engineering.

Our courses and research emphasize environmentally conscious engineering: the importance of development while conserving resources for generations to come. Students will study safe, sustainable development and learn about the important role in resource lifecycles.


Sample courses

ENGI 3600 - Introduction to Process Engineering
ENGI 4602 - Process Engineering Thermodynamics
ENGI 6651 - Sustainable Engineering in Processing Industries


Career Opportunities

  • Process engineer
  • Biochemical engineer
  • Engineering consultant
  • Pharmaceutical engineer
  • Operations manager
  • Mill and plant superintendent

Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.


Program Information

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science


Bachelor of Engineering


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:

Yes (mandatory)


5 years (1 year in Engineering One + 4 years in major)

Application Deadline:

March 1


Tuition InformationWebsite


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230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000