• Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering with Professional Internship
  • Option in Bioengineering / Process Engineering

Looking to make a lasting impact on the world around you? Chemical engineers improve the processes that produce food, medication, fuel energy, biomedical devices, and much more. As a Queen's Chemical Engineering student, you'll belong to one of the first Chemical Engineering programs in North America, established over 100 years ago.

What You'll Learn

Your education will cover the diversity of knowledge needed in chemical engineering. From mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biology to engineering science, design, and economics- chemical engineers use a wide range of expertise to work towards a single goal.

In this program, you will learn how to design safe, efficient, sustainable, and economical processes and products. You'll learn to analyze and design the chemical processes that span from molecular to macroscopic scales.


Hands-on Learning

Take your learning beyond the theoretical in our state-of-the-art research labs. Our labs are equipped with high-quality, well-maintained equipment and a technical support team. Learn how to improve process operation and product quality by using laboratory experiments and statistical techniques to examine process data and create experiments. You'll use computer software tools for chemical process simulation, analysis, design, and control. You'll also have hands-on training with pilot-scale chemical process equipment and simulators.

Prepare for your Future

With their versatile skillset, chemical engineers are sought after in a growing range of industries. A chemical engineer's expertise in finding cost-effective and safe solutions can take them just about anywhere- from small, specialized companies to industrial organizations. From working with biodegradable products, to improving medical devices, the work of chemical engineers can make a significant difference to the world around us.

Students of both Engineering Chemistry and Chemical Engineering gain experience in designing large-scale chemical manufacturing plants. However, the Engineering Chemistry program integrates advanced knowledge of organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and electrochemistry into the design curriculum. With its dual accreditation, graduates of the Engineering Chemistry program are eligible to become both chartered chemists and professional engineers.

Admission and Application

The Chemical Engineering Program is a discipline within our common core program. Apply to general engineering, and at the end of first year, you are guaranteed your program of choice.

Skills You’ll Learn

  • Manufacturing process design
  • Managing technological development
  • Mitigation of pollution and bioremediation
  • Bioengineering

Course Highlights

  • Design of Manufacturing processes
  • Technology, Engineering and Management
  • Process Dynamics and Control
  • Mitigation of Industrial Pollution
  • Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Bioremediation
  • Polymer Formulations and Processing Technology


Queen's Chemical Engineering offers options in Chemical Process Engineering and in Biochemical Engineering. Depending upon their interests, students can choose elective courses in the following areas: biochemical; biomedical; environmental; process systems engineering; energy; materials.

  • Internships

    Looking to get a head start on your career? The Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) gives students the opportunity to take a full-time, paid 12–16-month internship. Apply your skills to the workplace and gain on-the-job experience as you work with one of our many industry partners.

    Learn more about internships

  • Elaine’s Chemical Engineering Internship Experience

    Hear from Elaine Monteiro about her experience working full-time as an intern with Procter and Gamble.