Chemical Engineering

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Chemical Engineering is a broadly based engineering discipline, which combines the study of mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology, with engineering science, design, and economics. Chemical Engineers develop new advanced materials and design the processes that convert raw materials into value-added products.

Students in Chemical Engineering learn how to design safe, efficient, environmentally-friendly, sustainable and economical processes and products. They also acquire direct experience with pilot-scale chemical process equipment and simulators. Queen’s Chemical Engineering offers options in Chemical Process Engineering and in Biochemical Engineering.

Areas of Specialization

  • Biochemical
  • Biomedical
  • Bioenvironmental
  • Chemical Process Engineering


  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical/process engineering
  • Oil, gas and alternative energy
  • Environmental consulting
  • Materials science and technology
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Learn more about the Chemical Engineering program by exploring the Department of Chemical Engineering website.