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The University of Waterloo offers a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) degree program in chemical engineering. All students participate in the co-op work/study program, where you alternate between study and work terms. Students graduate with valuable job experience and a degree from Canada’s largest and best engineering school for undergraduate studies.

Why choose chemical engineering at the University of Waterloo? 

  • A relevant curriculum, with flexibility so you can specialize in areas of interest.
  • A large faculty complement, with a wide variety of expertise ranging from biotechnology, nanotechnology, polymers and materials science, to environmental and energy topics like global climate change and fuel cells. See our research areas for an overview.
  • Access to chemical engineering experts for career suggestions, research experience or guidance during senior-level design projects.
  • Co-op work experience in a wide variety of chemical engineering-related jobs.

Learn more about the Chemical Engineering undergraduate program from Lecturer Sarah Meunier, PhD.

See some Waterloo Engineering highlights in this campus tour video.

Options available to chemical engineering students

Note: options often require taking extra courses during an academic term. Students are allowed to take one extra course during an academic term and must have an average of greater than 70% in each of the previous two academic terms.