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Chemical Engineering Co-op (BEng)

"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."

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Is It for You?

Chemical engineers improve human life by producing everything from cleaner water and better-tasting food, to new medicines, powerful silicon microchips and beauty products. Dedicated, award-winning professors will help you develop expertise in physical and life sciences as well as in advanced processing, manufacturing and production technologies. A mandatory co-operative program, team design project, hands-on labs and an optional specialization in Management Sciences will equip you to transform our planet’s raw materials into useful products for sustaining and enriching lives.

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What You Need to Know

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Five-Year Co-op

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Engineering

 Grade Range
80-85%+*

 Non-Academic Requirements
None

 Experiential Learning
Co-op

 Accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2020 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 2019/2020

Domestic Fees Range: $10,153 - $11,163
International Fees Range: $28,882 - $36,610

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Academic 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.

After Graduation

Apply knowledge of and experience in chemical engineering to change lives in areas such as oil and gas engineering, biotechnology, environmental regulation and pollution control, and health and safety enforcement. You may work as a chemical engineer, fuels engineer, inventory analyst or process supervisor. Or, pursue graduate studies (MEng, MASc, PhD) in chemical engineering.

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