About Chemical Engineering

BSc Chemical and Process Engineering

The BSc Chemical and Process Engineering is a three-year programme concerned with the design, construction and operation of all the processes involved in industrial production ranging from oil and gas processing to minerals such as bauxite and steel, as well as to a wider range of small processes such as detergency, paints, pharmaceuticals, food etc.

 The BSc in Chemical and Process Engineering aims to train and educate Chemical Engineering graduates on the route to professional engineering status by providing students with the foundational science and mathematics, core engineering principles and design fundamentals involved in the safe, profitable and environmentally-sound design, construction and operation of regional process industries. 

The degree is accredited by the global professional membership for chemical, biochemical and process engineers, IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) to the BEng Level, en route to CEng and follows the UK system of grading; First, Upper Second, Lower Second, and Pass class ranges. Students are required to complete 95 credits over a range of 33 courses. All courses are compulsory. The Department ensures that its curriculum is tightly linked to its learning outcomes (LOs) and satisfies the IChemE’s learning outcomes requirements for academic programmes en route to chartered engineering status. 

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The objective of all our Chemical and Process Engineering degrees is to prepare students to enter careers in the regional process industries. In the final year programme, students are required to carry out the design of a plant-this being the culmination of the programme of studies. The programme is ideal as a background for postgraduate studies in many areas, including petroleum engineering.

Graduates of the Chemical & Process Engineering Programme will find employment in all aspects of the process industries, including design, process engineering, project engineering, operations management, technical services and marketing.


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Postgraduate Programmes in Chemical and Process Engineering

Our postgraduate programmes are geared towards the generation of new knowledge while developing and transferring methods, techniques, methodologies and tools that lead to improved processes in your industry. Applicants should normally hold an Upper Second Class Honours degree or its equivalent.

The MSc (Eng) in Chemical and Process Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

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Undergraduate Programme Coordinator

Dr David Janes


Dr D.A. Janes BSc (Aston), PhD (Birmingham) (Simulation, Automation, Optimisation Process Design) has been a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of the West Indies, since 2009. Previously he worked in the UK, where he is a Chartered Engineer, supporting commercial engineering software for CFD-software house CHAM Ltd and energy consultancy, KBC Advanced Technologies plc.  He also worked internationally as a manufacturing advisory consultant in oil refining, food processing and general manufacturing.

Graduate Programme Coordinator 

Dr Carmen Riverol

Dr Riverol obtained her BSc, MSc (Chem Eng) from Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela and her PhD (Process Design & Economics, Process Control) from Universidad de Vigo, Spain. She is the coordinator of the MSc Chemical Engineering programme.

Senior Lecturers
Chakrabarti, Dhurjati Prasad
MChemE (UDCT, Mumbai), PhD (IIT, Kharagpur)
(Multi-phase Flow, Reaction Engineering)
Ext: 84001
Riverol, Carmen
BSc, MSc (Chem Eng) (Simon Bolivar), PhD (Vigo)
(Process Design & Economics, Process Control)
Ext: 82677
Deo, Roger
BSc (Eng) (UWI), PhD (Chem. Eng.) (UWI)
(Loss prevention and Risk, Particle Technology)
Ext: 84000
Maharaj, Sharad
BSc (Chem.Eng) (UWI), PhD. (Chem. Eng.) (UWI)
(Separation Processes, Transport Phenomena)
Ext : 83073
Smith, Jeffrey
BSc (Hons) (UWI), MASc (Toronto), MAPETT, AMIChemE
(Reaction Engineering, Transport Phenomena & Computer-aided Engineering)
Ext: 83074
Thomas, Sydney
BSc (UWI), MSc (New Brunswick), PhD (McMaster), MAIChemE, MAPETT
(Reaction Engineering, Petroleum & Natural Gas Processing)
Ext: 83364
Ward, Keeran
BSc. (Hons) in Chemical and Process Engineering (UWI), MPhil. (Imperial College) London
Part Time Lecturers
Constance, Barbara Del Carmen
BA of Arts (UWI), MPhil (Linguistics) (UWI)
Lee, Therese
BSc. (Hons) in Chemical and Process Engineering (UWI), MPhil. Chemical Engineering (UWI),
MSc. in Advanced Process Integration and Design (Distinction) (University of Manchester)






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