Chemical Engineering involves translating the needs of the customer into production facilities that convert raw materials into value-added components. Teaching at Polytech aims at giving the skills for designing and optimizing the unit operations and their integration into Process Flow Diagrams (PFD) and Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID). The association with the Energy field enlarges the applications to energy conversion processes and end-use equipment. Material sciences, chemistry, chemical engineering, thermodynamics and energetics are core disciplines. This field is in connection with chemical and biological engineering by taking into account the energy expenditure and the sustainability of industrial developments.
At Polytech, this field trains students to be involved in industrial installations where the conversions of energy, hydrodynamics, heat and mass transfer play a major role. The broadness of the formation makes the alumni present in many industrial sectors: transports, energy production processes, combustion, chemical engineering, metallurgy, plastics and composite, armament industries, industrial biotechnology and food industries. They intervene in domains bound to the chemical and biological engineering, by taking into account the energy expenditure the end-use of energy and the environmental requirements.