Advanced Diploma On Campus

Chemical Engineering Technology

36 months
13852 CAD/year
2722 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Chemical Engineering Technology programme offered by the Durham College is at the core of our ever-evolving world – innovative products, processes and materials are a constant in our time. To support these changes, this program puts a focus on material science, nuclear physics and instrumentation.


Chemical engineering technology is about creating value through chemical conversions, all the way from lab-scale processes to optimizing full plant operations, and this program provides training to enable graduates to do this. Applications include manufacturing of high-tech polymers, water treatment operations, catalytic conversions, nuclear power and sustainable fuel sources. Chemical engineering technologists play a role in each of these areas.

The Chemical Engineering Technology programme offered by the Durham College will provide you with hands-on experience and a solid background in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, nuclear physics and instrumental analysis including chromatography and spectroscopy, as well as process control and sustainability. Working alone and in teams, first-hand experience is emphasized through our fully equipped Analytical Instrumentation laboratory. The core of the program will give you training and experience in the handling, analyzing, monitoring, processing and properties of a wide variety of chemicals.

Safety and environmental compliance are both emphasized in the program as chemical engineering technologists take processes from “cradle to cradle”. The field placement component of the program provides valuable contacts and experience.


What you could be:

  • Chemical process operator
  • Chemical process supervisor
  • Chemical technologist
  • Quality assurance technologist
  • Research and development analyst
  • Instrumentation technologist

Where you could work:

  • Chemical analytical laboratories
  • Chemical plant operations
  • Food and Beverage or Pharmaceutical production
  • Energy generation and distribution
  • Environmental companies
  • Sales and technical support
  • Water treatment plants
  • Quality assurance laboratories

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Chemistry
  • General Education Elective 
  • Mathematics For Technology
  • Physical Science 
  • Technical Report Writing For Science & Technology 
  • Analytical Techniques 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)


  • Technical mathematics
  • Grade 12 chemistry and physics

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13852 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6926 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    2722 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1361 CAD per semester during 36 months.

Tuition for international students $6,820.03 for semesters 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Living costs for Oshawa

1100 - 1700 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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