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Submitted by nnreimer.local on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:07am

Chemical engineering involves transforming raw materials into useful products whether those products are used in oil and gas, manufacturing or in the emerging field of biomedical engineering.

Chemical engineers are on the front lines of significant advancements in a wide range of industries. They also play a key role in the growing markets for environmentally friendly products and processes. As a chemical engineer, you could design and oversee the processes involved in producing everything from refined petroleum products to pharmaceuticals.

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What degree programs, minors and specializations are offered?

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Minors 

Minor in Petroleum Engineering
This program provides students with the skills required to work in the oil and gas industry. Students broaden their knowledge with technical electives in geology and reservoir engineering.

Learn more. Download.

Minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (MEED)
This joint program with the Haskayne School of Business helps students build entrepreneurial skills. They learn the principles and practices of developing new ventures and managing small and medium-sized companies.

View the program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Minor in Management and Society
This program teaches students about the role of management in our institutions and society. Engineering students learn how to practice managerial skills in a business environment.

Interdisciplinary specializations

Biomedical Engineering Specialization (BMES)
This unique, faculty-wide program integrates the study of complex living systems with engineering principles. Students learn how to apply these traditional principles and analysis to human health and medicine.

Visit the Biomedical Engineering website.
View program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Energy and Environment Specialization (ENEE)
This program is the first of its kind in Canada. Students learn about the direct and indirect impact energy-related activities have on the environment and how to understand, avoid, reduce and solve potential problems. 

Visit the Energy and Environment website.
View program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

What are the admission requirements?

Admission averages vary, but in recent years students required an average of about 86 percent. All applicants must present grades for the following five high-school subjects (or their equivalents):

  • ELA 30-1
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • Pure Math 30
  • Math 31 (Calculus)

View admission equivalents for Canadian high-school and international students.

For high-school admission requirements, visit our high-school students page .
For international admission requirements, visit the international students page.

You can find general information on our main admissions page.

What is the program of study like?

All first-year students take the same core program in mathematics, sciences, computing, communications, engineering principles and design. Find out more about first-year common core

After completing the first year, they choose a program of study, e.g., chemical engineering. In the chemical engineering program, students learn about the following:

  • processing steps used to convert materials into more usable forms
  • developing strong computer skills
  • using computer modelling software  

What are the career opportunities?

Career opportunities are plentiful in a wide range of industries, including petrochemicals, refining, natural gas processing, pharmaceuticals, plastics and composite materials, biotechnology, food processing, pollution control and environmental protection. Chemical engineering can also serve as a springboard into a career in biomedicine, environmental management, nuclear engineering and metallurgy. 

For more information

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Telephone:  (403) 220-5751
Email: cpe-general@ucalgary.ca

Student Enquiries

Dr. Hector Siegler
Interim Associate Head, Undergraduate Studies
Email: cpe-undergrad@ucalgary.ca

Dr. Michael Foley
Associate Head, Undergraduate Studies
Email: cpe-undergrad@ucalgary.ca

Visit the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering web page.

For more information about joint degree programs

For students in the Faculty of Arts

Arts Program Information Centre

102 Social Sciences Building
Phone: 403-220-3580
Email: artsads@ucalgary.ca
Web: arts.ucalgary.ca/advising

For students in the Faculty of Science

Undergraduate Science Centre

445 Energy Environment Experiential Learning Building
Phone: 403-220-8600
Email: usc@ucalgary.ca
Web: ucalgary.ca/science/undergraduate/usc

Engineering Student Centre

SB 149
Phone: 403-220-5732 
Email:  engginfo@ucalgary.ca

Additional resources

Download the departmental first year presentation "Fueling Tomorrow's Economy" (pdf).
View course listings in the University of Calgary Calendar.
See how to apply.
Learn more about tuition and fees.

Learn more about what it’s like to be an engineer by visiting Discover Engineering Online.

What degree programs, minors and specializations are offered?

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Minors 

Minor in Petroleum Engineering
This program provides students with the skills required to work in the oil and gas industry. Students broaden their knowledge with technical electives in geology and reservoir engineering.

Learn more. Download.

Minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (MEED)
This joint program with the Haskayne School of Business helps students build entrepreneurial skills. They learn the principles and practices of developing new ventures and managing small and medium-sized companies.

View the program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Minor in Management and Society
This program teaches students about the role of management in our institutions and society. Engineering students learn how to practice managerial skills in a business environment.

Interdisciplinary specializations

Biomedical Engineering Specialization (BMES)
This unique, faculty-wide program integrates the study of complex living systems with engineering principles. Students learn how to apply these traditional principles and analysis to human health and medicine.

Visit the Biomedical Engineering website.
View program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Energy and Environment Specialization (ENEE)
This program is the first of its kind in Canada. Students learn about the direct and indirect impact energy-related activities have on the environment and how to understand, avoid, reduce and solve potential problems. 

Visit the Energy and Environment website.
View program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

What are the admission requirements?

Admission averages vary, but in recent years students required an average of about 86 percent. All applicants must present grades for the following five high-school subjects (or their equivalents):

  • ELA 30-1
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • Pure Math 30
  • Math 31 (Calculus)

View admission equivalents for Canadian high-school and international students.

For high-school admission requirements, visit our high-school students page .
For international admission requirements, visit the international students page.

You can find general information on our main admissions page.

What is the program of study like?

All first-year students take the same core program in mathematics, sciences, computing, communications, engineering principles and design. Find out more about first-year common core

After completing the first year, they choose a program of study, e.g., chemical engineering. In the chemical engineering program, students learn about the following:

  • processing steps used to convert materials into more usable forms
  • developing strong computer skills
  • using computer modelling software  
What are the career opportunities?

Career opportunities are plentiful in a wide range of industries, including petrochemicals, refining, natural gas processing, pharmaceuticals, plastics and composite materials, biotechnology, food processing, pollution control and environmental protection. Chemical engineering can also serve as a springboard into a career in biomedicine, environmental management, nuclear engineering and metallurgy. 

For more information

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Telephone:  (403) 220-5751
Email: cpe-general@ucalgary.ca

Student Enquiries

Dr. Hector Siegler
Interim Associate Head, Undergraduate Studies
Email: cpe-undergrad@ucalgary.ca

Dr. Michael Foley
Associate Head, Undergraduate Studies
Email: cpe-undergrad@ucalgary.ca

Visit the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering web page.

For more information about joint degree programs

For students in the Faculty of Arts

Arts Program Information Centre

102 Social Sciences Building
Phone: 403-220-3580
Email: artsads@ucalgary.ca
Web: arts.ucalgary.ca/advising

For students in the Faculty of Science

Undergraduate Science Centre

445 Energy Environment Experiential Learning Building
Phone: 403-220-8600
Email: usc@ucalgary.ca
Web: ucalgary.ca/science/undergraduate/usc

Engineering Student Centre

SB 149
Phone: 403-220-5732 
Email:  engginfo@ucalgary.ca

Additional resources

Download the departmental first year presentation "Fueling Tomorrow's Economy" (pdf).
View course listings in the University of Calgary Calendar.
See how to apply.
Learn more about tuition and fees.

Learn more about what it’s like to be an engineer by visiting Discover Engineering Online.