Reactions, interactions and creation - the science and study behind the building blocks of life.
Chemical engineers are creative problem-solvers who use their skills to develop processes and designs that drive our economy and benefit society. At Laurentian you can also choose to focus your degree to obtain specialized knowledge in sustainability and the environment, or extractive metallurgy and mineral processing.
Courses focus on organic and physical chemistry, chemical and biological processes and reactions, and design among other subjects.
All of our engineering programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. More information on this process is available here.
Co-Operative Education in Chemical Engineering
Co-operative (Co-op) education at Laurentian University is an option of work-integrated learning where you can, starting in the second year, put your academic knowledge into action through paid discipline-related work terms.
The initial work term usually begins at the end of the second year and consists of a period of 4 months over the summer. After completing the third year, you will undertake a second work term of up to 16 months before returning to complete your final year of academic study.
Advantages for Students
integrate your studies with practical experience;
gain knowledge and exposure to a wide variety of professions;
earn money that can substantially contribute to your student expenses;
acquire necessary work skills;
learn to function as a key member of a team;
gain a significant advantage upon graduation, not only in finding employment of your choice but also in obtaining one with higher pay and more responsibility due to your experience in the workforce; and,
gain up to 12 months of pregraduate experience towards your Professional Engineering designation.
Work terms will be highlighted on your transcipt. If 16 to 20 months are completed along with work term reports, the co-op designation will also be added to your degree diploma.
Advantages for Employers
In addition to employing highly motivated and committed individuals with an engineering background, they can observe progress and suitability over a succession of placements for potential full-time employment after graduation.
The selection process ensures that, in addition to valuable work experience, students in the co-op program:
are high academic achievers;
possess good communication skills;
have positive attitudes;
are adaptable and eager to work with others; and,
have leadership potential.
A minimum overall average of 70% is required for entry into the co-op program and must be maintained.
In addition to academic performance, admision is based on individual interviews through which factors, such as motivation, interpersonal skills and communication skills are evaluated.
Furthermore, for entry into the initial work term, you must have completed all required core courses from the 2nd year of the program. While to enter further work terms, you must have completed all required core courses from the 3rd year of the program.
The Calling of an Engineer
The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer has a history dating back to 1922 when it was felt that an organization was needed to bind all members of the engineering profession in Canada. It was also felt that a statement of ethics to which a young graduate in engineering should subscribe to should be developed.
Rudyard Kipling, who made reference to the work of engineers in his poems and writings, was approached and he produced both an obligation and a ceremony entitled "The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer."
The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer has been instituted to direct newly qualified engineers toward an awareness of the profession and its social significance and reminding experienced engineers of their responsibilities in welcoming and supporting new engineers entering the profession.
An iron ring is given to symbolize the pride which engineers have in their profession. The ring also serves as a reminder to the engineer, and to others, of the engineer's obligation to live and work by a high standard of professional conduct.
For more information please see here.
- 1 grade 12 English U/M course; 1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions; 1 grade 12 4U Physics; 1 grade 12 4U Chemistry; 1 additional grade 12 U/M Math or Science; 1 other grade 12 U/M course
- A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses
Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.
Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.
Applicants from outside an Ontario High School
If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you must complete your application through the Ontario Universities Application Center (OUAC).
For detailed instructions on the application process, see the How to Apply: Undergraduate Studies page.
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If you’re an international applicant, you must fill out the International Application Form.
For detailed instructions on the application process, see the How to Apply: International Students page.
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For Current Students
The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.
Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (144 credits)
ENGR 0100E Health and Safety Training I
ENGR 1501E Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 1056E Applied Mechanics I
CHMI 1006E General Chemistry I + LAB
MATH 1036E Calculus I
PHYS 1006E Introductory Physics I + LAB
ENGL 1706E Introduction to Writing and English Studies I
ENGR 1007E Engineering Graphics and Design + LAB
CHMI 1007E General Chemistry II + LAB
COSC 2836E Computer Software for Sciences
MATH 1037E Calculus II
MATH 1057E Linear Algebra I
PHYS 1007E Introductory Physics II + LAB
ENGR 0200E Health and Safety Training II
ENGR 2026E Engineering Materials + LAB
ENGR 2076E Mechanics and Strength of Materials I + LAB
CHMI 2426E Organic Chemistry I + LAB
CHMI 2526E Introduction to Physical Chemistry I
MATH 2066E Introduction to Differential Equations
3 credits of Complementary Studies elective OR Table B Technical elective
ENGR 2097E Fluid Mechanics I + LAB
ENGR 2276E Chemical Process Calculations
CHMI 2527E Introductory Physical Chemistry II
MATH 3416E Numerical Methods I
STAT 2246E Statistics for Scientists
3 credits of Complementary Studies elective OR Table B Technical elective
* This program has a co-op option. Please contact the School of Engineering for more information.
ENGR 0300E Health and Safety Training III
ENGR 3426E Engineering Economics
ENGR 3436E Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Design I + LAB
ENGR 3446E Heat Transfer + LAB
9 credits of Technical Electives (Table A or B)
ENGR 3486E Bioprocess Engineering
ENGR 3126E Occupational Health Engineering + LAB
ENGR 3267E Process Dynamics and Control
ENGR 3416E Mass Transfer
ENGR 3601E Engineering Project Management
3 credits of Technical electives (Table A or B)
ENGR 0400E Health and Safety Training IV
ENGR 4435E Engineering Design Project
ENGR 4457E Separation Processes and Unit Operations + LAB
ENGR 4436E Chemical Process and Plant Design
ENGR 4477E Process Modeling and Control
3 credits of Technical electives (Table A or B)
3 credits of Complementary Studies elective
ENGR 4106E Engineering Law, Ethics, Technology and Society
ENGR 4435E Engineering Design Project (cont'd)
ENGR 4447E Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Design II + LAB
9 credits of Technical electives (Table A or B)
Technical elective requirements:
Overall: 27 credits
Table A Technical Electives: 18 or more credits
Table B Tecnical Electives: up to 9 credits
Extractive Metallurgy option: 15 credits from Table A and 3 credits from Table B as indicated by *
Environmental Sustainability option: 15 credits from Table A and 3 credits from Table B as indicated by **
Chemical Engineering Approved Technical Electives - Table A
ENGR 3116E Mineral Processing I + LAB*
ENGR 3147E Mineral Processing II+ LAB*
ENGR 3226E Hydrometallurgy + LAB*
ENGR 3246E Corrosion and Protection of Metals + LAB*
ENGR 3257E Pyrometallurgy*
ENGR 3307E Materials Handling
ENGR 3437E Water and Wastewater Treatment**
ENGR 3466E Environmental Impact of Process Industries**
ENGR 3477E Adsorption and Membrane Processes in Pollution Control**
ENGR 3536E Materials and Manufacturing + LAB
ENGR 3566E Biomechanics of Living Tissues
ENGR 4187E Solids Waste Processing and Recycling in the Minerals Industry**
ENGR 4366E Automation and Reliability of Mining Equipment
ENGR 4426E Air Pollution Control**
Chemical Engineering Approved Technical Electives - Table b
BIOL 1506E/F Biology I
BIOL 1507E/F Biology II
BIOL 2356E/F Principles of Ecology
BIOL 2757E/F Biological Aspects of Human Sexuality
BIOL 4116E Environmental Remediation
CHMI 2041E Introductory Environmental Chemistry**
CHMI 2117E/F Introductory Quantitative Analysis
CHMI 2316E/F Inorganic Chemistry I
CHMI 2427E/F Organic Chemistry II
COSC 1046E Computer Science I
COSC 1047E Computer Science II
ENGR 1057E Applied Mechanics II
ENGR 2106E Introduction to Mineral Resources Engineering*
ENGR 3157E Operations Research
ENGR 3526E Fluid Mechanics II
GEOL 1006E/F Introductory Geology I
GEOL 1007E/F Introductory Geology II
MATH 2037E Advanced Calculus
+ other Science or Engineering courses may be allowed with Program Coordinator's permission
Approved Complementary Studies electives (6 credits required)
Courses in arts, management, economics or comunication that complement the technical content of the engineering curriculum
are generally accepted as complementary studies electives. In particular, it is important to take courses that contain subject matter
that deals with central issues, thought processes and methodologies of the humanities and social sciences.
ACCT 1001E/F Using Financial Information
ANTR 1007E Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
ANTR 2036E Indigenous Peoples of North America
ECON - All ECON courses level 3000 and below with the following exceptions: (ECON 2127, 2136, and 3476)
ENGL - All ENGL courses level 3000 and below with the following exceptions: (ENGL 2056, 2057, 3056, and 3057)
ENVI 1507E Introduction to Environmental Studies
GEOG 1026E Introduction to Physical Geography
HIST - All HIST courses level 3000 and below
INDI 1501E Indigenous Peoples of Canada
INDI 2001E Indigenous in the City: Urban Indigenous In Canada
INDI 2006E Indigenous in the City: an International Perspective
JURI 1106F Introduction à l'étude du droit
JURI 1007F Introduction au droit criminel
JURI 1105E Introduction to Legal Studies
MGMT - All MGMT courses level 3000 and below
MKTG 2006E/F Marketing Management
OPER - All OPER courses level 4000 and below with the following exceptions: (OPER 2106)
PHIL 2876E/F Business Ethics
POLI - All POLI courses level 3000 and below
PSYC 1105E/F Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 1015E/F Understanding Society
SOCI 2127E/F Research Methods and Data Analysis
+Other suitable courses may be allowed with the Program Coordinator's permission.
To be in good academic standing and progress in the BEng program, a student must:
1) Meet all conditions of admission
2) Not fail more than 6 credits in any one year
3) Achieve an overall average of 3.5 GPA (or C letter grade or 60%) in all passed courses in the previous year (or previous 30 consecutive credits)
A student is subject to a one year probationary period for failure to meet any of the above criteria under academic standing.
A student is required to withdraw from the Bharti School of Engineering if he or she:
1) Does not satisfy all conditions after one probationary year or 30 consecutive credits
2) Fails 42 credits or more
3) Has not achieved good academic standing in two consecutive years or 60 consecutive credits
4) Fails to obtain the minimum academic grade and satisfactory lab performance where appropriate in a course on a third attempt
A student who is required to withdraw may petition the Senate Committee on Acadaemic Regulations and Awards for readmission after one calendar year. Such an appeal should have a recommendation from the director of the school before being considered by the committee.
Students in good academic standing who choose to discontinue their studies at the end of the first or any other year, with successful completion of that year, may apply for readmission with advanced standing. Cases are considered on an individual basis.
***Time limit: The Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree must be completed within seven (7) years of initial registration in the program.
Engineering Graphics and Design
Applied Mechanics I
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Linear Algebra I
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Computer Software for Sciences
Mechanics and Strength of Materials I
Organic Chemistry I
Intro Physical Chemistry I
Introduction to Differential Equations
Fluid Mechanics I
Chemical Process Calculations
Introductory Physical Chemistry II
Numerical Methods I
Statistics for Scientists
Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reaction Design I
Occupational Health Engineering
Process Dynamics and Control
Engineering Design Project
Chemical Process and Plant Design
Separation Process and Unit Operations
Process Modeling and Control
Engineering, Technology and Society
Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Design II
List of Faculty Members
- Phil Dirige
- Moshood Olanrewaju