Chemical engineering is at the intersection of many disciplines, linking knowledge of basic and applied sciences, economics, and health and safety. Chemical engineering graduates use a series of operations to sustainably process raw natural materials into finished products. They work in any number of industries, and during their careers, they may face a variety of challenges, including optimizing processes, monitoring pollution, converting renewable energy, processing foods and drugs, and manufacturing new materials.

This program is offered in English and in French. 

Courses in the first two years of the program are offered in English and French. In the third and fourth years, almost all courses are given in English only.

Co-operative education is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

Compulsory First-Year Courses:
CHG 1125Chemical Engineering Fundamentals3 Units
CHM 1311Principles of Chemistry3 Units
CHM 1321Organic Chemistry I3 Units
ENG 1112Technical Report Writing3 Units
GNG 1105Engineering Mechanics3 Units
GNG 1106Fundamentals of Engineering Computation3 Units
MAT 1320Calculus I3 Units
MAT 1322Calculus II3 Units
MAT 1341Introduction to Linear Algebra3 Units
PHY 1122Fundamentals of Physics II3 Units
Compulsory Second-Year Courses:
CHG 2312Fluid Flow3 Units
CHG 2314Heat Transfer Operations3 Units
CHG 2317Introduction to Chemical Process Analysis and Design3 Units
CHM 2120Organic Chemistry II3 Units
CHM 2330Physical Chemistry: Introduction to the Molecular Properties of Matter3 Units
MAT 2322Calculus III for Engineers3 Units
MAT 2377Probability and Statistics for Engineers3 Units
MAT 2384Ordinary Differential Equations and Numerical Methods3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Engineering Economics
Introduction to Product Development and Management for Engineers and Computer Scientists
3 course units from:3 Units
Technology, Society and Environment Since 1800
Scientific Thought and Social Values
6 complementary course units6 Units
Compulsory Third-Year Courses:
CHG 3111Unit Operations3 Units
CHG 3112Process Synthesis, Design and Economics3 Units
CHG 3122Chemical Engineering Practice3 Units
CHG 3127Chemical Reaction Engineering3 Units
CHG 3316Transport Phenomena3 Units
CHG 3324Fundamentals and Applications of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics3 Units
CHG 3326Principles of Phase Equilibria and Chemical Reaction Equilibria3 Units
CHG 3331Application of Mathematical Methods to Chemical Engineering3 Units
CHG 3335Process Control3 Units
CHG 3337Data Collection and Interpretation3 Units
3 technical course units from the list of technical electives3 Units
Compulsory Fourth-Year Courses:
CHG 4116Chemical Engineering Laboratory3 Units
CHG 4244Plant Design Project6 Units
CHG 4305Advanced Materials in Chemical Engineering3 Units
CHG 4307Clean Processes and Sustainable Development3 Units
CHG 4343Computer-Aided Design in Chemical Engineering3 Units
GNG 4170Engineering Law3 Units
CHG 4381Biochemical Engineering3 Units
6 course units from:6 Units
Thesis and seminars
or 6 technical course units from the list of technical electives
3 technical course units from the list of technical electives 3 Units
Total: 132 Units

List of Optional Courses

Students in the regular program (no option) or the Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship option can register for technical electives from any of the three lists below.

List of Technical Electives in Chemical Engineering: 1
CHG 4331Introduction to Polymer Reaction Engineering3 Units
CHG 4359Selected Topics I3 Units
CHG 4360Selected Topics II3 Units
CHG 4361Selected Topics III3 Units
CHG 4362Selected Topics IV3 Units
CHG 4364Oil and Gas Processing3 Units
GNG 4120Technology Entrepreneurship for Engineers and Computer Scientists3 Units
GNG 4128Introduction to Nuclear Engineering3 Units
List of Electives for the Biomedical Engineering Option: 1
CHG 4143Introduction to Pharmacokinetic Analysis of Drug Delivery Systems3 Units
CHG 4160Techniques in Biomedical Engineering3 Units
CHG 4359Selected Topics I 23 Units
CHG 4360Selected Topics II 23 Units
CHG 4361Selected Topics III 23 Units
CHG 4362Selected Topics IV 23 Units
MCG 3143Bio-Fluid Mechanics3 Units
MCG 4152Design of Artificial Organs3 Units
List of Technical Electives for the Environment Option: 1
BIO 2129Ecology3 Units
CHG 4301Air Pollution Control Processes3 Units
CHG 4302Environmental Biotechnology3 Units
CHG 4359Selected Topics I 33 Units
CHG 4360Selected Topics II 33 Units
CHG 4361Selected Topics III 33 Units
CHG 4362Selected Topics IV 33 Units
CHG 4385Adsorption Separations for Environmental Applications3 Units
CVG 3132Physical/Chemical Unit Operation of Water and Wastewater Treatment3 Units
CVG 4130Advanced Environmental Engineering3 Units
CVG 4133Solid Waste Management3 Units



These courses are not necessarily offered every year.


This course must be in the field of Biomedical Engineering. Permission granted by the department.


This course must be in the field of Environmental Engineering. Permission granted by the department.