Chemical Engineering Degree Program

The program of study for the 4-year Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering is shown below. The first two years of the degree program in Chemical Engineering emphasize the fundamentals of fluid mechanics, chemical thermodynamics, organic chemistry, and analytic chemistry. The final two years extend the technologists' capabilities into more advanced conceptual and design phases of engineering. This is accomplished through a series of core and elective courses, engineering design, and a major project which enables the student to emphasize a particular area, such as environmental control, air pollution control methods and analysis, and process optimization.

The program of study for students seeking only the Chemical Engineering Technology Diploma consists of the Common Year in Applied Science, or equivalent, plus the first two years of the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Degree Program with the exception of Engineering 3016 - Engineering Mechanics which is not required.

Qualified engineering technology graduates from accredited Canadian technology programs can enter the degree program in third year after completing post-diploma transition courses offered in the summer session prior to third year. A Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Chemical Engineering can be earned in two years of study. See the College Transfer Program and Post-Diploma Program for more information.

Click here for Chemical Engineering Program Outline for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Chemical Engineering students will normally select their engineering elective courses from the list provided by the Department. Not all elective courses in this list will be offered every year. Information regarding Complementary Studies elective courses can also be found on this page.
Our programs are governed by a number of regulations. Each student is expected to be familiar with all the rules, regulations and policies of Lakehead University and of the Faculty of Engineering. This information can be found  in the Lakehead University Calendar. See the Academic Schedule for important dates including  class start and end dates, examination dates, course registration, addition and withdrawal dates, and special examinations. Regulations can be found under University Regulations, and Engineering Regulations.