Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering deals chiefly with industrial processing to produce value-added products from raw materials. The processing of organic (crude oils, natural gas, lumber), inorganic (ores, air, salts) and biological (starches, cellulose, fats) materials into a wide range of useful commodity products, such as fuels, plastics, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, and foods is carried out within a framework of environmental sustainability and concern for worker/public safety. Emphasis is on the design, construction and economic operation of equipment in these areas, and on related research and development. Some emphasis on environmental studies, mineral processing, petrochemicals and biochemicals is permitted through the choice of electives.

All undergraduate students within the College of Engineering are required to complete a first-year common core. Students that secure admission to a specific upper-year discipline must follow the program of study that was in place at the time of their admission to an upper-year academic discipline, recognizing that course and program changes may result in modification to the original program of study. It is recommended that students contact the Engineering Student Centre to confirm their program of study on a regular basis.

Program Requirements

Engineering (B.E.) - Bachelor of Science

Engineering (B.E.) - Biochemical Option - Bachelor of Science

Engineering (B.E.) - Mineral Processing Option

Engineering (B.E.) - Petroleum Option - Bachelor of Science

Elective Lists