Future undergraduate students

 Eng Student

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.

Join us for a tour of the Chemical Engineering undergraduate labs in the Douglas Wright Engineering Building at the University of Waterloo. You'll be able to view our state-of-the-art labs and equipment. Learn how chemical engineers work to advance all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

 Learn more about chemical engineering (ChE), the UWaterloo ChE department and our undergraduate program from Assistant Professor Valerie Ward in the video below.

See highlights from the 2022 Chemical Engineering Capstone Design Symposium in the video below.