Faculty of Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

After completing Western Engineering’s Common First Year, you can enrol in the Chemical Engineering program. In your third year of study, you will have the opportunity to choose one of the following options: General Chemical Engineering or Biochemical and Environmental Engineering.

General Chemical Engineering

This option explores traditional chemical engineering processes and applications. The objective of the program is to combine and integrate the fundamental principles of chemical and biochemical engineering to design commercial processes and plants that make consumer products that are both economical and environmentally friendly. Among the distinguishing features of our program is the emphasis on prevention of pollution at the source before by integrating innovative design principles of physical, chemical and biological processes.
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Biochemical and Environmental Engineering

This option includes courses in the fundamentals of chemical engineering, and biochemical and environmental engineering resulting in a synergistic interaction between all three. Students learn about renewable energy, bioenergy and biofuels, plus biotechnology and environmental pollution control. They also develop the necessary skills to design a process using a holistic approach by combining and applying all the required principles of chemical, biochemical and environmental engineering.
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Dual Degrees

You can also complete a dual degree with Business (Ivey HBA), Law, and more than 50 major modules in faculties such as: Science, Music, Social Science or Arts & Humanities.


Visit the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering website for more information