University of Waterloo

Chemical Engineering

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School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Engineering
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Chemical Engineering
Description:Chemical engineering deals with problems in three different areas: energy, materials, and the environment. As a chemical engineer, you'll design, implement, and supervise processes where matter is transformed – from fuel to energy, from raw materials to finished product, from waste to useful by-products.

Waterloo has one of the most active chemical engineering departments in North America, with over 25 full-time professors whose research and consultation activities enrich your classes. You'll explore exciting new areas in biotechnology, pollution control, materials science, and health care. Chemical engineers are in demand in diverse fields in manufacturing and resource industries.

Students can choose a specialization in Biochemical Engineering / Biotechnology, Materials Science, Mathematical Analysis, Statistics, and Control, or Pollution Control.
URL:Chemical Engineering at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $16,850
Enrolment #:130
Careers:Chemical Engineers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*83 to 89

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

70% is required for each of the prerequisites.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 22, 2019

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