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. May 15 to Aug. 14, 2020EngSoc Scavenger Hunt
    EngSoc Scavenger Hunt

    EngSoc Scavenger Hunt is a term long event where students find items or participate in events to collect points. It's a chance for people to get involved in the Engineering community and school-wide events. Just like the name would suggest, we are sending you on a gigantic scavenger hunt! Check out the list of items and instructions.

    TOP PRIZE: PURPLE HARD HAT

    There are only 5 purple hard hats available! Prize will go to:

  2. June 10, 2020EngSoc Start a Garden and How to Not Kill Your Plants
    EngSoc Start a Garden and How to Not Kill Your Plants

    Did Carole Baskin murder your plant? Join us, and we will help you take care of a plant so that it can defy that husband murderer!

  3. June 10, 2020Meet the MBETs Information Sessions - Part-time MBETs
    MBET recruitment poster

    Join us for a one-hour webinar about the part-time Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program with our special guests - current part-time MBET students!

    This session will include a brief presentation and is mostly Q&A with a panel of MBET students and alumni so you can learn more about their experiences with the program.

    Please register to join us.

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