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Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Why get a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree?

Why study Chemical Engineering?

Chemical engineers play an important role in society, finding new ways to convert raw materials into finished products and make improvements to daily life. The impact chemical engineers are having on our environment and our world are being realized right now from the oil sands of Fort McMurray to the desert sands of the Sahara.

Our Chemical Engineering program is regarded one of the leading programs of its kind in North America and is distinguished for its oil sands and biomedical research. You will learn from professors who are leading researchers in their field and well respected in both academic and industry circles.

Specialization option
As part of this program, you can choose to take the Computer Process Control Option.

Why study Engineering at the University of Alberta?

The Faculty of Engineering is widely recognized as one of the top Engineering schools in Canada, with globally renowned professors, state-of-the-art labs and teaching spaces, and highly specialized facilities and areas of research.

Throughout your degree, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, participate in research, and contribute to team projects both inside and out of the classroom.

We are centrally located within the heart of western Canada's energy and resources industries, with strong connections to industry and unmatched work placement opportunities.

Please note: If you are applying directly from high school, you must apply to the qualifying first year of Engineering. After you complete your first year you will have the opportunity to choose a specific degree program.

Possible Careers

  • Chemical Engineer

Ben is a recipient of the Schulich Leaders Scholarship for Engineering, one of the top university entrance scholarships in Canada, and is now studying Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical Option).

Non-Direct Entry

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. See requirements below for more details.

Preprofessional Study Time: 1 year

Qualifying Year: All students in the Qualifying Year in the Faculty of Engineering follow a common curriculum in their first year. At the end of the first year, students choose among the various specialized Engineering programs offered and between the traditional and cooperative education streams.
See Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Qualifying Year for admissions requirements from high school.

Transfer Students: Students with transferable post-secondary coursework taken outside of the Faculty of Engineering are considered for admission based on GPA and relevant transfer credit.
See Transfer Student Admission Requirements for more details.


The Office of the Registrar administers over $28 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for undergraduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.

Why UAlberta?

The University of Alberta is one of the Top 5 universities in Canada and Top 100 in the world, with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, award-winning professors, a diverse and welcoming community, and opportunities for undergraduates you won’t find anywhere else. Come learn, try, solve, create, challenge, master, transform, and change the world.

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