Program Information

School: Queen’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Chemical Engineering
Description: Society relies daily on products such as fuel, pharmaceuticals, advanced composites, semiconductors, magnetic and optical storage devices, agricultural products, light-weight materials, coatings, synthetic fibers and personal care products. Chemical Engineers develop new advanced materials and design the processes that convert raw materials into value-added products. Chemical Engineering is a broadly based engineering discipline, which combines the study of mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology, with engineering science, design, and economics. Students learn how to design safe, efficient, environmentally-friendly, sustainable and economical processes and products. They also acquire direct experience with pilot-scale chemical process equipment and simulators.

Queen’s Chemical Engineering offers options in Chemical Process Engineering and in Biochemical Engineering. Depending upon their interest, students can choose elective courses in the following areas: biochemical; biomedical; environmental; process systems engineering; energy; materials. Chemical Engineers are in demand in almost every imaginable sector of the economy. Many start their careers as process engineers, working in the design and operation of manufacturing plants, and then progress to key management positions in their firms. Some move into consulting or technical sales positions. Chemical Engineers also move into non-engineering careers such as law, medicine, management and finance.

URL: Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $42,197

For more information about tuition fees, please visit: http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.uregwww/files/files/Tuition_2017_2018_UG_Domestic.pdf

Careers: Chemical Engineers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 88
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Data Management  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Earth and Space Science 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Computer Science is also an acceptable prerequisite.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]