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Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Chemical Engineering(143 Credits)

    Offered by:Chemical Engineering
    Degree:Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirement:

Program credit weight: 143-146 credits

Program credit weight for Quebec CEGEP students: 117 credits

Program credit weight for out-of-province students: 143 credits

The discipline of chemical engineering is distinctive in being based equally on physics, mathematics, and chemistry. Application of these three fundamental sciences is basic to a quantitative understanding of the process industries. Those with an interest in the fourth fundamental science, biology, will find several courses in the chemical engineering curriculum that integrate aspects of the biological sciences relevant to process industries such as food processing, fermentation, biomedical, and water pollution control. Courses on the technical operations and economics of the process industries are added to this foundation. The core curriculum concludes with process design courses taught by practising design engineers. Problem-solving, experimenting, planning, and communication skills are emphasized in courses throughout the core curriculum.

Certain students who take advantage of Summer session courses can complete the departmental program in three calendar years.

In some cases, students from university science disciplines have sufficient credits to complete the requirements for the B.Eng. (Chemical) program in two and a half years. Those concerned should discuss this with their adviser.

Students must obtain a grade of C or better in all core courses. For the Department of Chemical Engineering, core courses include all required courses (departmental and non-departmental) as well as technical complementary courses.

Note to CEGEP students

If you have successfully completed a course at CEGEP that is equivalent to CHEM 212 or CHEM 234, you may obtain transfer credits for either or both courses by passing the McGill Science Placement Exam for the course(s). You must complete an application form available on the Science Placement Exam website and an application fee will be charged to your student account. Science placement exams take place in August and September before classes begin. If you pass the exam(s), transfer credits for the course(s) will be reflected on your transcript and your program credit requirements will be decreased to reflect these transfer credits. For information on Science Placement Exams, including application deadlines, the application form, application fee, dates, times, and location of the exams, see http://www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/dates/science. If you do not pass the placement exams, you must register for CHEM 212 and CHEM 234 during your studies at McGill as outlined in your program requirements.



    Required Year 0 (Freshman) Courses

    29 credits

    Generally, students admitted to Engineering from Quebec CEGEPs are granted transfer credit for these Year 0 (Freshman) courses and enter a 116-credit program.

    For information on transfer credit for French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate exams, Advanced Placement exams, Advanced Levels and Science Placement Exams, see http://www.mcgill.ca/engineering/current-students/undergraduate/new-stud... and select your term of admission.


    • CHEM 110 General Chemistry 1 4 Credits
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    • CHEM 120 General Chemistry 2 4 Credits
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    • MATH 133 Linear Algebra and Geometry 3 Credits
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    • MATH 140 Calculus 1 3 Credits
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    • MATH 141 Calculus 2 4 Credits
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    • PHYS 131 Mechanics and Waves 4 Credits
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    • PHYS 142 Electromagnetism & Optics 4 Credits
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    AND 3 credits selected from the approved list of courses in Humanities and Social Sciences, Management Studies and Law, listed below under Complementary Studies (Group B).

    Note: FACC 100 (Introduction to the Engineering Profession) must be taken during the first year of study.


    Required Non-Departmental Courses

    24 credits


    • CHEM 212 Intro Organic Chemistry 1 4 Credits
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    • CHEM 234 Topics in Organic Chemistry 3 Credits
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    • COMP 208 Computers in Engineering 3 Credits
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    • FACC 100 Intro to the Eng. Profession 1 Credits*
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    • FACC 250 Resp. of the Prof. Engineer
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    • FACC 300 Engineering Economy 3 Credits
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    • FACC 400 Eng Professional Practice 1 Credits
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    • MATH 262 Intermediate Calculus 3 Credits
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    • MATH 263 ODEs for Engineers 3 Credits
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    • MATH 264 Adv Calculus for Engineers 3 Credits
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    * Note: FACC 100 (Introduction to the Engineering Profession) must be taken during the first year of study.


    Required Chemical Engineering Courses

    75 credits


    • CHEE 200 Chem Engineering Principles 1 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 204 Chem Engineering Principles 2 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 220 Chemical Engrg Thermodynamics 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 231 Data Anal & Design of Exp 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 291 Instrumentation&Measurement 1 4 Credits
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    • CHEE 310 Physical Chemistry for Eng. 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 314 Fluid Mechanics 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 315 Heat and Mass Transfer 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 351 Separation Processes 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 360 Technical Paper 1 Credits
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    • CHEE 370 Elements of Biotechnology 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 380 Materials Science 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 390 Computational Methods:Chem Eng 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 400 Princ of Energy Conversion 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 401 Energy Systems Engineering 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 423 Chemical Reaction Engineering 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 440 Process Modelling 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 453 Process Design 4 Credits
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    • CHEE 455 Process Control 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 456 Design Project 1 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 457 Design Project 2 5 Credits
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    • CHEE 474 Biochemical Engineering 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 484 Materials Engineering 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 491 Instrumentation & Measuremt 2 4 Credits
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    Technical Complementaries

    9 credits

    The purpose of this requirement is to provide students with an area of specialization within the broad field of chemical engineering. Alternatively, students use the technical complementaries to increase the breadth of their chemical engineering training.

    List A
    3-9 credits from the following:


    • CHEE 301 Resource Recovery from Waste 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 452 Particulate Systems 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 510 Advanced Separation Processes 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 515 Mtl Surfaces:A Biomimetic Appr 3 Credits+
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    • CHEE 521 Nanomat & the Aquatic Environ 3 Credits+
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    • CHEE 541 Electrochemical Engineering 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 543 Plasma Engineering 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 561 Intro to Soft Tissue Biophys 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 563 Biofluids&Cardiovascular Mech. 3 Credits+
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    • CHEE 571 Small Computer Appls:Chem Eng 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 582 Polymer Science & Engineering 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 584 Polymer Processing 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 585 Foundations of Soft Matter 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 587 Chem Processing:ElectronicsInd 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 591 Environmental Bioremediation 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 593 Indus Water Pollution Control 3 Credits+
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    • CIVE 430 Water Treatment&Pollut Control 3 Credits+
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    • CIVE 521 Nanomat & the Aquatic Environ 3 Credits+
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    • MECH 534 Air Pollution Engineering 3 Credits+
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    • MECH 563 Biofluids&Cardiovascular Mech 3 Credits+
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    • MIME 515 Mtl Surfaces:A Biomimetic Appr 3 Credits+
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    + Students may choose only one course in each of the following sets:

    - CHEE 515 or MIME 515
    - CHEE 521 or CIVE 521
    - CHEE 563 or MECH 563
    - CHEE 593 or CIVE 430


    List B
    0-6 credits from the following:


    • BIEN 320 Mol, Cell & Tissue Biomech 3 Credits
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    • BIEN 330 Tissue Eng & Regenerative Med 3 Credits
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    • BIEN 340 Transp Processes:Biol Systems 3 Credits
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    • BIEN 350 Biosystems and Control 3 Credits
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    • BIEN 462 Eng Principles in Physiol Sys 3 Credits
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    • BIEN 510 Eng'd Nanomtls for Biomed Appl 3 Credits
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    • BIEN 520 High Throughput Bio Devices 3 Credits
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    • BIEN 550 Biomolecular Devices 3 Credits
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    • BIEN 570 Active Mechanics in Biology 3 Credits
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    • BIOT 505 Sel Topics in Biotechnology 3 Credits*
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    • BREE 325 Food Process Engineering 3 Credits
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    • BREE 522 Bio-Based Polymers 3 Credits
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    • CHEE 363 Projects Chem Eng 1 2 Credits**
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    • CHEE 494 Research Project & Seminar 1 3 Credits**
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    • CHEE 495 Research Project & Seminar 2 4 Credits**
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    • CHEE 496 Environmental Research Project 3 Credits**
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    • CIVE 557 Microbio for Environmental Eng 3 Credits
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    • MIME 470 Engineering Biomaterials 3 Credits
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    • MIME 558 Engineering Nanomaterials 3 Credits
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    * BIOT 505 can only be chosen by students taking the Minor in Biotechnology.

    ** Students may choose only one project course: CHEE 363, CHEE 494, CHEE 495, or CHEE 496.


    List C
    0-3 credits

    The remaining credits, up to a maximum of 3 credits, may be taken from other suitable undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Engineering, with departmental permission.



      Complementary Studies

      6 credits (9 credits for students from Quebec CEGEPs)



        Group A - Impact of Technology on Society

        3 credits from the following:


        • ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development 3 Credits
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        • BTEC 502 Biotechnology Ethics & Society 3 Credits
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        • CIVE 469 Infrastructure & Society 3 Credits
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        • ECON 225 Economics of the Environment 3 Credits
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        • ECON 347 Economics of Climate Change 3 Credits
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        • ENVR 201 Society,Environ&Sustainability 3 Credits
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        • GEOG 200 Geo Persp:World Env Problems 3 Credits
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        • GEOG 203 Environmental Systems 3 Credits
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        • GEOG 205 Global Chg:Past, Pres & Future 3 Credits
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        • GEOG 302 Environmental Management 1 3 Credits
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        • MGPO 440 Strategies for Sustainability 3 Credits*
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        • PHIL 343 Biomedical Ethics 3 Credits
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        • RELG 270 Religious Ethics & the Environ 3 Credits
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        • SOCI 235 Technology and Society 3 Credits
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        • SOCI 312 Sociology of Work and Industry 3 Credits
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        • URBP 201 Planning the 21st Century City 3 Credits
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        * Note: Management courses have limited enrolment and registration dates. See Important Dates at http://www.mcgill.ca/importantdates.


        Group B - Humanities and Social Sciences, Management Studies and Law

        3 credits (6 credits for students from Quebec CEGEPs) at the 200 level or higher from the following departments:

        Anthropology (ANTH)

        Economics (any 200- or 300-level course excluding ECON 227 and ECON 337)

        History (HIST)

        Philosophy (excluding PHIL 210 and PHIL 310)

        Political Science (POLI)

        Psychology (excluding PSYC 204 and PSYC 305, but including PSYC 100)

        Religious Studies (RELG)

        School of Social Work (SWRK)

        Sociology (excluding SOCI 350)

        OR 3 credits from the following:


        • ARCH 528 History of Housing 3 Credits
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        • BUSA 465 Technological Entrepreneurship 3 Credits*
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        • CLAS 203 Greek Mythology 3 Credits
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        • ENVR 203 Knowledge, Ethics&Environment 3 Credits
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        • ENVR 400 Environmental Thought 3 Credits
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        • FACC 220 Law for Architects & Engineers 3 Credits
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        • FACC 500 Tech. Business Plan Design 3 Credits
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        • FACC 501 Tech. Business Plan Project 3 Credits
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        • HISP 225 Hispanic Civilization 1 3 Credits
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        • HISP 226 Hispanic Civilization 2 3 Credits
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        • INDR 294 Intro to Labour-Mgmt Relations 3 Credits*
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        • INTG 201 Integrated Mgmt Essentials 1 3 Credits**
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        • INTG 202 Integrated Mgmt Essentials 2 3 Credits**
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        • MATH 338 History & Philosophy of Math 3 Credits
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        • MGCR 222 Intro to Org Behaviour 3 Credits*
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        • MGCR 352 Principles of Marketing 3 Credits*
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        • ORGB 321 Leadership 3 Credits*
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        • ORGB 423 Human Resources Management 3 Credits*
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        * Note: Management courses have limited enrolment and registration dates. See Important Dates at http://www.mcgill.ca/importantdates.

        ** Note: INTG 201 and INTG 202 are not open to students who have taken certain Management courses. Please see the INTG 201 and INTG 202 course information for a list of these courses.