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Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #145 (WUR) Ottawa, Canada
Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology) at University of Ottawa uses living organisms to produce goods. It includes the large-scale preparation and use of enzymes, the industrial application of genetic engineering, the manufacture of chemical or pharmaceutical products by cell culture and microbial fermentation, the biochemical processing of food and industrial-residue treatment.
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This is one of Canada’s major growth industries. Cheese, yogurt and beer are all biotechnology products. So are insulin and the chickenpox vaccine, which have saved or improved the lives of millions.

The Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology) program at University of Ottawa gives you an excellent grounding in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics and chemical engineering. To acquaint you with specialized techniques and equipment, lab work is given a high priority. In the end, you come away with the tools to explore both the life sciences and environmental science.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    189 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Organismal Biology
  • Introduction to Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering Fundamentals
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Calculus 
  • Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • Fundamentals of Physics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Before submitting an application, you must meet or intend to meet all of the admission requirements, namely, have a secondary school diploma (or the equivalent if you’ve studied outside Canada), attain the minimum average, meet the language requirements and take all the prerequisite courses for the program. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46464 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23232 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8468 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4234 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ottawa

  • 1168 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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