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Chemical Engineering

Reactions, interactions and creation - the science and study behind the building blocks of life.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers are creative problem-solvers who use their skills to develop processes and designs that drive our economy and benefit society. At Laurentian you can also choose to focus your degree to obtain specialized knowledge in sustainability and the environment, or extractive metallurgy and mineral processing.

Conseiller ou conseillère aux études

Corey Laamanen

Téléphone : 705.822.1291

Courriel : cy_laamanen@laurentian.ca

Bureau : F216

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Vue aérienne de l'Université Laurentienne
Le Grand Sudbury est la plus vaste ville en Ontario par superficie terrestre, où les activités de plein air ne manquent pas grâce aux lacs et cours d’eau, terrains variés, forêts et réseaux complets de pistes et de sentiers.
Mode de prestation : Sur campus
Langue du programme : Anglais

Courses focus on organic and physical chemistry, chemical and biological processes and reactions, and design among other subjects. 

Program Acceditation
All of our engineering programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. More information on this process is available here.

Co-Operative Education in Chemical Engineering
Co-operative (Co-op) education at Laurentian University is an option of work-integrated learning where you can, starting in the second year, put your academic knowledge into action through paid discipline-related work terms.

The initial work term usually begins at the end of the second year and consists of a period of 4 months over the summer. After completing the third year, you will undertake a second work term of up to 16 months before returning to complete your final year of academic study. 

Advantages for Students

  • integrate your studies with practical experience;

  • gain knowledge and exposure to a wide variety of professions;

  • earn money that can substantially contribute to your student expenses;

  • acquire necessary work skills;

  • learn to function as a key member of a team; 

  • gain a significant advantage upon graduation, not only in finding employment of your choice but also in obtaining one with higher pay and more responsibility due to your experience in the workforce; and,

  • gain up to 12 months of pregraduate experience towards your Professional Engineering designation.

Work terms will be highlighted on your transcipt. If 16 to 20 months are completed along with work term reports, the co-op designation will also be added to your degree diploma.

Advantages for Employers 
In addition to employing highly motivated and committed individuals with an engineering background, they can observe progress and suitability over a succession of placements for potential full-time employment after graduation.

The selection process ensures that, in addition to valuable work experience, students in the co-op program:

  • are high academic achievers;

  • possess good communication skills;

  • have positive attitudes;

  • are adaptable and eager to work with others; and,

  • have leadership potential.

A minimum overall average of 70% is required for entry into the co-op program and must be maintained.

In addition to academic performance, admision is based on individual interviews through which factors, such as motivation, interpersonal skills and communication skills are evaluated.

Furthermore, for entry into the initial work term, you must have completed all required core courses from the 2nd year of the program. While to enter further work terms, you must have completed all required core courses from the 3rd year of the program.


Iron Ring

The Calling of an Engineer
The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer has a history dating back to 1922 when it was felt that an organization was needed to bind all members of the engineering profession in Canada. It was also felt that a statement of ethics to which a young graduate in engineering should subscribe to should be developed. 

Rudyard Kipling, who made reference to the work of engineers in his poems and writings, was approached and he produced both an obligation and a ceremony entitled "The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer."

The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer has been instituted to direct newly qualified engineers toward an awareness of the profession and its social significance and reminding experienced engineers of their responsibilities in welcoming and supporting new engineers entering the profession.

An iron ring is given to symbolize the pride which engineers have in their profession. The ring also serves as a reminder to the engineer, and to others, of the engineer's obligation to live and work by a high standard of professional conduct. 

For more information please see here.

Ontario High School Applicants

Program Prerequisites:

  • 1 grade 12 English U/M course; 1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions; 1 grade 12 4U Physics; 1 grade 12 4U Chemistry; 1 additional grade 12 U/M Math or Science; 1 other grade 12 U/M course
  • A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses

Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.


Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

Note pour les étudiants actuels

Les options de grade ci-dessous seront offertes lors de la prochaine année universitaire et ne le sont pas cette année. Si vous cherchez les cours à suivre afin de compléter les options d'un programme d'une année universitaire antérieure, svp consultez avec un conseiller académique.

Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (144 credits)

First Year
Fall Term:

ENGR 0100E     Health and Safety Training I

ENGR 1501E     Introduction to Engineering

ENGR 1056E     Applied Mechanics I

CHMI 1006E     General Chemistry I  + LAB

MATH 1036E     Calculus I

PHYS 1006E     Introductory Physics I  + LAB

ENGR 1026E     Introduction to Technical Writing and Communication for Engineers


Winter Term:

ENGR 1007E     Engineering Graphics and Design  + LAB

CHMI 1007E     General Chemistry II  + LAB

COSC 2836E     Computer Software for Sciences

MATH 1037E     Calculus II

MATH 1057E     Linear Algebra I

PHYS 1007E     Introductory Physics II  + LAB

Second Year*
Fall Term:

ENGR 0200E     Health and Safety Training II

ENGR 2026E     Engineering Materials  + LAB

ENGR 2076E     Mechanics and Strength of Materials I  + LAB

CHMI 2426E     Organic Chemistry I  + LAB

CHMI 2526E     Introduction to Physical Chemistry I

MATH 2066E     Introduction to Differential Equations

3 credits of Complementary Studies elective OR Table B Technical elective
Winter Term:

ENGR 2097E     Fluid Mechanics I  + LAB

ENGR 2276E     Chemical Process Calculations

CHMI 2527E     Introductory Physical Chemistry II

MATH 3416E     Numerical Methods I

STAT 2246E     Statistics for Scientists

3 credits of Complementary Studies elective OR Table B Technical elective

 *  This program has a co-op option. Please contact the School of Engineering for more information.


Third Year
Fall Term:

ENGR 0300E     Health and Safety Training III

ENGR 3426E     Engineering Economics

ENGR 3436E     Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Design I + LAB

ENGR 3446E     Heat Transfer  + LAB

9 credits of Technical Electives (Table A or B)


Winter Term:

ENGR 3486E     Bioprocess Engineering

ENGR 3126E     Occupational Health Engineering + LAB

ENGR 3267E     Process Dynamics and Control

ENGR 3416E     Mass Transfer

ENGR 3601E     Engineering Project Management

3 credits of Technical electives (Table A or B)


Fourth Year
Fall Term:

ENGR 0400E     Health and Safety Training IV

ENGR 4435E     Engineering Design Project

ENGR 4457E     Separation Processes and Unit Operations + LAB

ENGR 4436E     Chemical Process and Plant Design

ENGR 4477E     Process Modeling and Control

3 credits of Technical electives (Table A or B)

3 credits of Complementary Studies elective


Winter Term:

ENGR 4106E     Engineering Law, Ethics, Technology and Society

ENGR 4435E     Engineering Design Project (cont'd)

ENGR 4447E     Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Design II + LAB

9 credits of Technical electives (Table A or B)


Technical elective requirements:

Overall: 27 credits

Table A Technical Electives: 18 or more credits

Table B Tecnical Electives: up to 9 credits


Extractive Metallurgy option: 15 credits from Table A and 3 credits from Table B as indicated by *

Environmental Sustainability option: 15 credits from Table A and 3 credits from Table B as indicated by **


Chemical Engineering Approved Technical Electives - Table A 

ENGR 3116E     Mineral Processing I + LAB*

ENGR 3147E     Mineral Processing II+ LAB*

ENGR 3226E     Hydrometallurgy + LAB*

ENGR 3246E     Corrosion and Protection of Metals + LAB*

ENGR 3257E     Pyrometallurgy*

ENGR 3307E     Materials Handling

ENGR 3437E     Water and Wastewater Treatment**

ENGR 3466E     Environmental Impact of Process Industries**

ENGR 3477E     Adsorption and Membrane Processes in Pollution Control**

ENGR 3536E     Materials and Manufacturing + LAB

ENGR 3566E     Biomechanics of Living Tissues

ENGR 4187E     Solids Waste Processing and Recycling in the Minerals Industry**

ENGR 4366E     Automation and Reliability of Mining Equipment

ENGR 4426E     Air Pollution Control**


Chemical Engineering Approved Technical Electives - Table b

BIOL 1506E/F     Biology I

BIOL 1507E/F     Biology II

BIOL 2356E/F     Principles of Ecology

BIOL 2757E/F     Biological Aspects of Human Sexuality

BIOL 4116E     Environmental Remediation

CHMI 2041E     Introductory Environmental Chemistry**

CHMI 2117E/F     Introductory Quantitative Analysis

CHMI 2316E/F     Inorganic Chemistry I

CHMI 2427E/F     Organic Chemistry II

COSC 1046E     Computer Science I

COSC 1047E     Computer Science II

ENGR 1057E     Applied Mechanics II

ENGR 2106E     Introduction to Mineral Resources Engineering*

ENGR 3157E     Operations Research 

ENGR 3526E     Fluid Mechanics II

GEOL 1006E/F     Introductory Geology I

GEOL 1007E/F     Introductory Geology II

MATH 2037E     Advanced Calculus

+ other Science or Engineering courses may be allowed with Program Coordinator's permission


Approved Complementary Studies electives (6 credits required)

Courses in arts, management, economics or comunication that complement the technical content of the engineering curriculum

are generally accepted as complementary studies electives. In particular, it is important to take courses that contain subject matter

that deals with central issues, thought processes and methodologies of the humanities and social sciences.


ACCT 1001E/F     Using Financial Information

ANTR 1007E     Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology

ANTR 2036E     Indigenous Peoples of North America

ECON - All ECON courses level 3000 and below with the following exceptions: (ECON 2127, 2136, and 3476)

ENGL - All ENGL courses level 3000 and below with the following exceptions: (ENGL 2056, 2057, 3056, and 3057)

ENVI 1507E     Introduction to Environmental Studies

GEOG 1026E     Introduction to Physical Geography

HIST - All HIST courses level 3000 and below

INDI 1501E     Indigenous Peoples of Canada

INDI 2001E     Indigenous in the City: Urban Indigenous In Canada

INDI 2006E     Indigenous in the City: an International Perspective

JURI 1106F     Introduction à l'étude du droit

JURI 1007F     Introduction au droit criminel

JURI 1105E     Introduction to Legal Studies

MGMT - All MGMT courses level 3000 and below

MKTG 2006E/F     Marketing Management

OPER - All OPER courses level 4000 and below with the following exceptions:  (OPER 2106)

PHIL 2876E/F     Business Ethics

POLI - All POLI courses level 3000 and below

PSYC 1105E/F     Introduction to Psychology

SOCI 1015E/F     Understanding Society

SOCI 2127E/F     Research Methods and Data Analysis

+Other suitable courses may be allowed with the Program Coordinator's permission.



Program Regulations

To be in good academic standing and progress in the BEng program, a student must:

1) Meet all conditions of admission
2) Not fail more than 6 credits in any one year
3) Achieve an overall average of 3.5 GPA (or C letter grade or 60%) in all passed courses in the previous year (or previous 30 consecutive credits)

A student is subject to a one year probationary period for failure to meet any of the above criteria under academic standing.

A student is required to withdraw from the Bharti School of Engineering if he or she:

1) Does not satisfy all conditions after one probationary year or 30 consecutive credits
2) Fails 42 credits or more
3) Has not achieved good academic standing in two consecutive years or 60 consecutive credits
4) Fails to obtain the minimum academic grade and satisfactory lab performance where appropriate in a course on a third attempt

A student who is required to withdraw may petition the Senate Committee on Acadaemic Regulations and Awards for readmission after one calendar year. Such an appeal should have a recommendation from the director of the school before being considered by the committee.

Students in good academic standing who choose to discontinue their studies at the end of the first or any other year, with successful completion of that year, may apply for readmission with advanced standing. Cases are considered on an individual basis.

***Time limit: The Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree must be completed within seven (7) years of initial registration in the program.

ENGR-1007EL - Engineering Graphics and Design ENGR-1056EL - Applied Mechanics I CHMI-1006EL - General Chemistry I CHMI-1007EL - General Chemistry II MATH-1036EL - Calculus I MATH-1037EL - Calculus II MATH-1057EL - Linear Algebra I PHYS-1006EL - Introductory Physics I PHYS-1007EL - Introductory Physics II COSC-2836EL - Computer Software for Sciences ENGR-2026EL - Engineering Materials ENGR-2076EL - Mechanics and Strength of Materials I CHMI-2426EL - Organic Chemistry I CHMI-2526EL - Intro Physical Chemistry I MATH-2066EL - Introduction to Differential Equations ENGR-2097EL - Fluid Mechanics I ENGR-2276EL - Chemical Process Calculations
ENGR-3426EL - Engineering Economics CHMI-2527EL - Introductory Physical Chemistry II MATH-3416EL - Numerical Methods I STAT-2246EL - Statistics for Scientists ENGR-3436EL - Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reaction Design I ENGR-3446EL - Heat Transfer ENGR-3126EL - Occupational Health Engineering ENGR-3267EL - Process Dynamics and Control ENGR-3416EL - Mass Transfer OPER-4016EL - Project Management ENGR-4126EL - Engineering Seminar ENGR-4435EL - Engineering Design Project ENGR-4436EL - Chemical Process and Plant Design ENGR-4457EL - Separation Process and Unit Operations ENGR-4477EL - Process Modeling and Control ENGR-4117EL - Engineering, Technology and Society ENGR-4447EL - Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Design II

Liste des membres du corps professoral

Sessional Faculty:

  • Phil Dirige
  • Moshood Olanrewaju
Eduard Guerra

Eduard Guerra

École de génie et d'informatique Bharti
Redhouane Henda

Redhouane Henda

École de génie et d'informatique Bharti
Ramesh Subramanian

Ramesh Subramanian

École de génie et d'informatique Bharti
Helen Shang

Helen Shang

École de génie et d'informatique Bharti
John Scott

John Scott

École de génie et d'informatique Bharti
Corey Laamanen

Corey Laamanen

École de génie et d'informatique Bharti