Chemical Engineering Studies
The demand for talented chemical engineers in the chemical industry, one of Israel's financial pillars, has been growing steadily, offering these professionals a choice between a wide selection of segments and industries. These range from agriculture and pharmaceuticals to the development and implementation of green technologies, nanotechnologies and others.
Recent figures published by the Central Bureau of Statistics have shown that the leading academic institution for chemical engineering is SCE Shamoon College of Engineering.
The department has two main specialization tracks: biotechnology and process manufacturing. The department also operates the center for green processes, which integrates basic and applied research in the development of sustainable processes in industry and within the community.
The studies combine basic and theoretical knowledge with an exposure to cutting edge technology and science in complex production processes. This unique program places emphasis on implementing theoretical material through practical industry and research experience. This model helps our graduates successfully secure key roles in large companies, including Perrigo, Teva, Haifa Chemicals, Dead Sea Works, Makhteshim Agan, ICL and others.
In line with this approach, the Chemical Engineering Department at SCE is the only such department in Israel that sends its excelling students, along with researchers from the college, to ACHEMA, the largest international exhibition for the fields of chemical, environmental and biotechnology engineering.
Chemical engineering studies, which span eight semesters, train the new engineers to successfully perform the diverse tasks they will be required to carry out, such as: planning and developing new processes and products and optimizing existing products, factory planning, production management, financial analysis, safety, environmental protection, control, and research participation, to name a few.
During the first two years of studies towards a degree in chemical engineering, students learn the core science module which includes courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology along with simple implementation of chemical engineering. The final two years are focused on engineering specialization, including: momentum, heat and matter passageways, plant planning, etc.
The Chemical Engineering Department has four specialization tracks: process manufacturing, biotechnology, water technology and energy. The specialization track is selected at the end of their 2nd year, while considering student preference and achievements in general, and specific subjects in particular.
Unique courses are taught during the 3rd and 4th years by industry experts, such as: process statistics, experiment planning, environmental engineering, fault detection, plant planning and others. During their 4th year, students conduct their final project and have practical experience in process manufacturing. This experience includes a project under the supervision of an engineer from the industry, and with the option for a collaborative supervision with department faculty. The final project and industry experience give students the chance to take part in real world processes, while establishing connections that may potentially lead to employment opportunities after graduation.
The diverse area of process manufacturing is developing and requires the training of many new chemical engineers. The Chemical Engineering Department maintains relationships with the process manufacturing industry in Israel. Chemical engineers that are graduates of this department enjoy a wide selection of employment opportunities at numerous corporations, including ICL, Teva, Chemagis (Perrigo), Intel, Rotem, Makhteshim Agan, refineries, Kamada, amongst others. Graduates of the department receive a B.Sc. in chemical engineering and may be registered in the Association of Engineers and Architects.