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Chemical Engineering Co-op (BEng)

Program Overview


  • Full-Time, Five-Year Co-op

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 80-85%*

When it comes to improving human life, chemical engineering knows no bounds. This versatile discipline is instrumental in creating everything from cleaner water and better-tasting food, to more powerful silicon microchips, new medicines and cleaner sources of fuel. Ryerson graduates apply their expertise in the physical and life sciences, advanced processing, and manufacturing and production technologies to transform the raw materials of our planet into a variety of useful products that sustain and enrich our lives.

This program selects students on the basis of academic achievement/grades only. Additional non-academic requirements are not required for admission consideration.

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2018 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Fees Range: $10,978 - $11,681
International Fees Range: $26,242 - $27,869

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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Physics (SPH4U)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
  • Note: The grades required in the subject prerequisites (normally 70%) will be determined subject to competition.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

Priya Persaud - Chemical Engineering

"I enrolled in a co-operative program to get the knowledge and work experience to work in the water/wastewater treatment industry after graduation. Toggling work and school terms helped me to both integrate my classroom knowledge at work, and work experience with problem solving in the classroom."

Priya Persaud
Chemical Engineering Co-op '14