One can produce small amounts (in the laboratory) but you need an engineering installation and an engineer with extensive knowledge in order to produce tons of the same material.
The process industry constitutes a major part of world industry, as: the plastics industry, "heavy" chemistry, chemical refineries, medicines, biomedical products, water, energy, food and others. Most of the production methodologies used are directly or indirectly related to chemical or physical processes. In order to develop and carry out production methods that will be efficient, safe, environmentally friendly and obviously, of minimal cost, there is a need for engineers who are able to meld science and technology with physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology.
The special character of the Chemical Engineer in contrast to engineers from other fields is the need to understand systems at both the molecular level and the macro level, and to be able to integrate the two.
The study program in Chemical Engineering is 8 semesters long, and prepares the graduate for the myriad of tasks that will confront him/her, such as: design and development of new processes, novel products, optimization of existing products, production management, economic analysis, safety, environmental pollution, control, research and others.
The program of studies maintains two study tracks: Industrial processes and Biotechnology
The College, and in particular the Chemical Engineering Department, maintain close contact with the chemical process industry in
Graduates of the department are eligible for inclusion in the Engineering Registry of the Organization of Engineers and Architects.
The studies are maintained at both the Beer Sheva and