Welcome to Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo

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As part of Canada's largest engineering school and most innovative university, the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo is home to more than 1,200 students, faculty and staff, and has thousands of alumni worldwide.

In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs in chemical engineering, the Department provides academic expertise and support to Waterloo's multidisciplinary nanotechnology and biomedical engineering programs.

The department's interdisciplinary research culture, engaging teaching practices and state-of-the-art facilities create a vibrant learning environment where students are empowered to solve the problems our world faces.

Find out more by exploring the programs, research and news stories on this site.

  1. May 28, 2020CHE embraces remote teaching

    When the coronavirus pandemic necessitated the closure of university campuses across Canada, the Department of Chemical Engineering quickly transitioned the last few weeks of classes online so students could finish their term from the safety of home. At the same time, our spring term instructors began adapting their lectures, which would begin in just a few short weeks, for online delivery. Now, with these experiences as a foundation, we are building upon our successes and incorporating the best aspects of remote teaching into our plans for future terms. 

  2. May 5, 2020Capstone Awards Ceremony

    On Thursday, April 30th, Chemical Engineering’s faculty and staff came together online with students and their families for the Capstone Awards Ceremony, a unique celebration of the many accomplishments of our fourth-year students. After logging in from home, where they watched the proceedings on their own computer screen, guests enjoyed an awards show to rival the Oscars, with heartfelt speeches, humorous skits and a musical performance.

  3. May 4, 2020Park Reilly passes away in his one-hundredth year

    Park Reilly, who taught in the Department of Chemical Engineering between 1967 and 1988 and continued taking on graduate students long after, has passed away in his 100th year.

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  1. July 10, 2020EngSoc League of Legends Tournament

    This is the League of Legends tournament! You can sign up with a team to compete in a tournament bracket on two separate occasions and the winning team will receive a prize. You don't have to sign up with a team, you can sign up with as many people as possible and we will do our best to accommodate for you.

  2. July 10, 2020Research Webinar | From ChE to EIT - Navigating Your Early Career, by Don Tu

    Please join us online to hear alumnus Don Tu (BASc 2018) talk about his experiences – both as an undergraduate chemical engineering student and in his current career as a process engineer in training at Hatch Ltd. He will share details about the challenges he faced and how he used the skills and training he learned as an undergrad to succeed in a new field. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about some real world experiences from a recent UWaterloo Chemical Engineering grad.

  3. July 11, 2020EngSoc Waterloo Engineering Competition

    The Waterloo Engineering Competition (WEC) is a day-long event where teams compete to create a design project in the category of their choosing to qualify for the Ontario Engineering Competition and a cash prize! This event is open to all engineering students of all skill sets and knowledge levels. There are many different competitions so there is something for everyone. All competitions will be held online and be able to completed from your own home. Hope to see you there!

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