About Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemical engineering is at the intersection of many disciplines, linking knowledge of basic and applied sciences, economics and health and safety. Chemical engineering graduates enable the sustainable processing of raw natural material into finished products, using a succession of operations. They are present throughout industry; during their careers, they will face a wide array of contemporary challenges in process optimization and pollution control, (renewable) energy conversion, material development, and food and drug processing.

Career opportunities

  • Chemical engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Petrochemical engineer
  • Biotechnological engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Biomedical engineer

About Biotechnology

Learn how living organisms grow and develop and how we can use this knowledge to create manufacturing processes, chemical products and life-saving drugs. Did you know that proteins, yogurt and biodiesel are all biotechnology products? So are insulin and the chickenpox vaccine, both of which have saved or improved the lives of millions. The Biotechnology program covers the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering science and engineering design. Students in this program receive two degrees upon graduation, a BSc in Biochemistry and a BASc in Chemical Engineering

Career opportunities

  • Process engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Chemical engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnology engineer
  • Cell biologist
  • Patent-law specialist
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