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, such as optimizing processes and monitoring pollution, converting waste materials into renewable energy, processing foods and drugs, and manufacturing new materials.

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Programs available

Regular path - 4 years

Chemical Engineering

Dual fast-track degree - 5 years

Chemical Engineering + Computing Technology


With the Co-operative Education (CO-OP) Program, you can gain hands-on experience in your field of study while you complete your degree.

CO-OP program requirements, employers, salaries, and details


  • This program is offered in English and in French.
  • All courses are offered in English.
  • French courses are available in first and second year, and are very limited in third and fourth year.

Suggested course sequences

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Careers and graduate studies

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Student testimonial

“I recommend uOttawa because it provides opportunities to do undergraduate research with exceptional professors and to pursue diverse employment opportunities through the CO-OP program.”

Benjamin King

— Chemical Engineering (2019) with CO-OP

Admission requirements

Admission averages vary between English and French programs. See the French page for the French program requirements.

Please note these minimum requirements are subject to change. Admission is not guaranteed. See the full undergraduate admission requirements for more information.

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