Chemical Engineering

Produce the things that society relies on

Waterloo chemical engineering student wearing goggles works in a lab

Learn to engineer the products we use every day: energy, food, medicine, and so much more.

In one of Canada's top Chemical Engineering programs (Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021), you’ll enhance your knowledge of physics, chemistry, biology, and math with engineering design and problem-solving skills. You’ll learn to transform raw materials into useful products as well as to design and control complex physical and chemical processes.

Through North America's largest co-op program, you can apply your transferable skills in a wide range of jobs that support the transition to sustainable energy, minimize pollution, maximize food production, and enhance health care.

During your six co-op terms, you'll be able to create an impressive résumé, explore potential career areas, and earn money to help pay for your education.

Program highlights

  • An experiential approach. Learn to conduct investigations in the areas of fluid mechanics, bioseparations, and electrochemistry using our hands-on labs.
  • Benefit from multiple perspectives. Combine your knowledge of physics, chemistry, biology, and math with engineering design and problem-solving skills.


Chemical Engineering at Waterloo

Part of Canada's largest engineering school, the Department of Chemical Engineering at Waterloo is home to more than 1,200 students, faculty and staff, with thousands of alumni worldwide.


What will you learn?

During your first year, you'll take a mix of Chemical Engineering, math, and physics courses. In upper years, most of your classes will be in Chemical Engineering.

Learn more about courses you'll take for your Chemical Engineering degree.


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Admission requirements

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including

  • Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Calculus and Vectors (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Chemistry (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Physics (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • English (ENG4U) (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

Admission averages: Individual selection from the low 90s

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How to apply

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