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Chemical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #30 (BCR) Vancouver, Canada
In the Chemical Engineering program from University of British Columbia, you’ll learn how to design, build, and operate the manufacturing and industrial processes used to create the products and services essential to everyday life – from energy, food, and fertilizers to pharmaceuticals, plastics, and paper.
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Overview

The Chemical Engineering program's objective from University of British Columbia is to provide an outstanding and distinctive education in chemical engineering, through a comprehensive and progressive range of academic courses and activities that respects society’s needs. Selection of electives from a range of topics prepares chemical engineers for meaningful, satisfying and productive careers in industry, government and academia in British Columbia, Canada and other regions of the world. The Chemical Engineering degree program puts emphasis on the analysis, design, process control and operation of efficient chemical processes within resource-based industries such as oil & gas, pulp & paper, petro-chemical, polymers, inorganic chemicals and fertilizers. In addition, pollution prevention and reduction in industrial processes and systems is emphasized.

The program places emphasis on sustainable engineering in the curriculum. Sustainability principles are integrated in individual courses and in dedicated specific technical electives. In addition, the students are engaged in sustainability projects overseen by the Department’s Sustainability Club.

On completing their first year of Engineering, undergraduate students can apply to one of the two programs in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical & Biological Engineering

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses:
  • Introductory Physics for Engineers 
  • Introduction to Engineering 
  • Integrated Technical Communication
  • Transport Phenomena 
  • Computer Flowsheeting and Fluid Properties Estimation
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory
  • Green Engineering Principles and Applications for Process Industries
  • Chemical Process and Product Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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:

    6.5

    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.

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General Requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with competitive scores, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction. (If you are an international student with a score of less than 3 in IB English A [SL or HL], or you are taking English B [SL or HL], you may be eligible for UBC Vantage One programs.)
  • IB Mathematics, excluding IB Math Studies*
  • IB Chemistry 
  • IB Physics 
  • Academically strong candidates missing either IB Chemistry or IB Physics may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11556 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46241 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1572 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6298 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Vancouver

  • 1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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