Process Systems Engineering

What is Process Systems Engineering?

Process Systems Engineering (PSEng) is a broad category of engineering that deals with the process design for the purpose of converting raw goods to usable end products, including energy. Process engineering looks at the entire process from Point A, which is a raw material, to Point Z, which is the desired end product. It does not necessarily deal with acquiring the raw base material, although knowledge of its acquisition is part of the U of R’s systems approach to teaching and research.

Our Program

PSEng is an innovative graduate program in systems engineering. The program prepares students for a career in the process and energy industries.

Graduate with:

  • Master of Applied Science (Thesis-based)
  • Master's Certificate (M.Cert) Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage
  • Master of Engineering (Project or Co-op)
  • Doctoral (Ph.D.) program

What PSEng Students Do

Courses offered in our PSEng Program include:

  • Advanced Reaction Engineering (required);
  • Two of:
    • Advanced MassTransfer
    • Advanced Heat Transfer
    • Advanced Numerical Methods; and
  • Two approved electives.

Process Systems Engineering tools utilized at the U of R include:

  • Application of Artificial Intelligence/Intelligent Systems
  • Simulation
  • Modeling

Research Areas

The University of Regina has significant research programs in the following Process Systems Engineering areas (however, the PSEng program at the U of R provides students with the tools to solve any type of process engineering problem in any area):

  • CO2 capture
  • hydrogen production
  • biofuels production
  • biofuels processing
  • fossil fuels processing and refining
  • alternative energy production
  • corrosion and materials engineering
  • raw materials refining and processing
  • gasification
  • waste treatment

Research Facilities

Our graduate-level laboratories offer ample research space and access to a variety of industry-current test and measurement systems. We also have full-time professional laboratory management and instruction. Several research centres offer a range of laboratories for graduate studies.


  • CO2 capture
  • Corrosion studies
  • Materials characterization
  • Energy conversion
  • Bio and fossil fuels processing
  • Hydrogen energy
  • Gasification
  • Petroleum processing
  • Environmental processing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Simulation

Pilot Plants:

  • U of R CO2 Capture Plant
  • Hydrogen Production Plant
  • Catalyst Production Plant

Careers for PSEng Graduates

What sort of career could you have?

Process Systems Engineers typically work in the following areas or hold the following job titles:

  • Design Engineer
  • Energy Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Professor of Engineering
  • Project Engineer
  • Refining Engineer
  • Research Engineer