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.
Studies made for you
Regular path - 4 years
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.
- 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.
Careers and graduate studies
“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.”
— Chemical Engineering (2019) with CO-OP