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As a chemical engineer, you can choose your own adventure. An incredibly versatile discipline that combines engineering principles and the sciences of chemistry, biology and physics, chemical engineers create everything from cleaner water and better-tasting food, to more powerful silicon microchips, beauty products, and medicines. The career possibilities are truly endless, with many chemical engineers also going on to leadership roles in business and education, or to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams and goals for environmental sustainability.

In the Department of Chemical Engineering, our students receive training from renowned, award-winning professors. Our undergraduates have the opportunity to join teams taking prizes at water treatment and chemical plant design competitions, and gain invaluable work experience through our mandatory co-operative internship program. Our graduate students work on innovative research that accelerates their careers and changes lives—from engineering cartilage tissue to designing cancer-fighting polymers.

Join a profession that radically improves society. Discover everything our chemical engineering program has to offer.

Laboratory of Wastewater Treatment Technologies

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers 13 state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities, including the Laboratory of Wastewater Treatment Technologies.

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Our People

Dr. Hadis Zarrin teaches Membrane Technology (undergraduate and graduate). She believes that life as an engineer is an adventure. Read more about Dr. Zarrin on her biography page, or view the full list of our faculty members on the Faculty page.

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The Centre of Toronto

Step out of the classroom and into the heart of Toronto, Canada's largest city. Connect with leaders in culture, business, health care or government. Find a local partner for your venture, intern at a downtown company or join a global movement. From here, you can go anywhere.

Alumni Spotlight

"Choosing Ryerson for a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering was the best decision I ever made to kick-start my career. My professors were always willing to share their depth and breadth of knowledge, and the close-knit community within the department created an ideal environment for learning. I consider myself really fortunate to have been a part of this program."

Navneet Kaur, System Engineer at Ontario Power Generation
Chemical Engineering ‘16

Navneet Kaur a Chemical Engineering graduate