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Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineers are in demand in almost every imaginable sector of the economy. Many start their careers as process engineers, working in the design and operation of manufacturing plants, and then progress to key management positions in their firms. Some move into consulting or technical sales positions. Chemical Engineers also move into non-engineering careers such as law, medicine, management and finance.

 

Biochemical Engineering is an expanding field where chemical engineers link chemical process knowledge to biotechnology areas. As a Biochemical Engineer you might develop an economical process to commercialize a newly developed pharmaceutical product by a genetically engineered microorganism, you may manage or design a wastewater treatment facility to meet environmental norms or you may remediate an already polluted area.

 

 

careers

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food and Agricultural Production

Specializations

  • Biochemical
  • Biomedical
  • Environmental
  • Process Systems Engineering

Facts

  • Students 416
  • Masters 46
  • PhD 32
  • Faculty 19
  • Awarded Degrees 178

 

Learn more about the undergraduate Chemical Engineering program by exploring the Department of Chemical Engineering website.

 

Chemical Engineering Major Map

Need help finding your way through Queen’s and beyond? Get major-specific advice on academics, extra-curriculars, networking, international opportunities and career development all in one place. This map provides suggestions - you don’t have to follow all the recommendations. Use it to plan ahead, and find your own way at Queen’s!

 

 

Career Opportunities

Some of the companies that have hired our grads in the past 10 years:

 

  • 3M
  • Accenture
  • AECL
  • Agriculture and Agrifood Canada
  • Agriculture Canada
  • Agrium
  • Air Canada
  • Alcan Inc
  • Algoma Steel Inc
  • AMEC
  • Apotex Inc
  • Astra Zeneca Inc
  • Atomic Energy of Canada
  • Ballard Power Systems
  • Bank of America Canada
  • Bank of Montreal
  • BASF Canada
  • Bechtel Limited
  • Bell Canada
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • Boeing
  • Bombardier
  • Bowater Mersey Paper Co Ltd
  • Bruce Power
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • Canadian International Development Agency
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Division
  • Canadian Pacific
  • Caterpillar Inc
  • Celestica Inc
  • CIBA Speciality Chemical Corp
  • CIBC World Markets
  • ConocoPhillips Canada
  • Cyanamid Canada Inc
  • Cytec Canada Inc
  • Dalhousie University
  • Dana Thermal Products
  • Darlington Nuclear Generating Stn
  • Davos Chemical Corp
  • De Havilland Inc
  • Department of National Defense
  • Dept of Energy Mines & Resources
  • Dome Petroleum Corp
  • Domtar
  • Dow Chemical Canada Inc
  • Du Pont Canada Inc
  • E B Eddy Forest Products Ltd
  • Eastman Kodak Co
  • Enbridge Inc
  • EnCana
  • Environment Canada
  • ESSO
  • Falconbridge Ltd
  • Fluor Canada Ltd
  • Ford Motor Company
  • GE Advanced Materials
  • General Motors of Canada
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Goodyear
  • Government of Alberta
  • Government of Canada
  • Government of Ontario
  • Hatch Associates Ltd
  • Health Canada
  • Honeywell Ltd
  • Husky Energy
  • Imperial Oil
  • Government of Canada
  • Government of Ontario
  • Hatch Associates Ltd
  • Health Canada
  • Honeywell Ltd
  • Husky Energy
  • Imperial Oil
  • Inco Ltd
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Invista
  • Kellogg Brown & Root LLC
  • Kimberley Clarke Corporation
  • Kodak Canada Inc
  • KPMG, LLP
  • Kraft Canada Inc
  • Labatt Brewing Co Ltd
  • Lockheed Martin Canada
  • Magma
  • Ministry of the Environment
  • Mobil Chemical
  • National Research Council of Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Neilson Dairy
  • Nortel
  • Nova Chemicals
  • Ontario Hydro
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Petro Canada
  • Pfizer Inc
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Procter & Gamble
  • RBC Dominion Securities
  • Research in Motion
  • Royal Military College
  • Scott Paper Ltd
  • Shaw Canada
  • Shell Canada Ltd
  • Siemens Canada Ltd
  • SNC Lavalin
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Suncor Energy Inc
  • Syncrude Canada Ltd
  • Talisman Energy Inc
  • Teck Cominco Ltd
  • Tekion
  • Telus
  • Torys LLP
  • TransAlta Corp
  • TransCanada Pipelines
  • Unilever
  • Vale Inco Limited
  • World Bank
  • Xerox Canada Inc