Program Curriculums

Core engineering program

A substantial part of the work in first and second year is made up of courses common to all 10 engineering disciplines. You will apply to your preferred discipline in the winter term of first year and the elective classes taken in second year will depend on your selected discipline.

Complementary studies

Also an important part of the curriculum is a series of complementary studies classes. The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) requires that an accredited undergraduate engineering degree program must include a minimum of one half year of Complementary Studies which appropriately complement the technical content of the engineering curriculum.  For PEAS programs, students take HIST1800 and 1801.

Course requirements

Chemical Engineering

As a co-op student, you will complement your studies with three paid work terms. Work terms begin in your third year and typically last four months. See more information on applying to co-op.

Co-op program schedule

Note: 4-year non co-op students take Term 6 before Term 5

Year Fall Winter Summer
3 Co-op Work Term 1
(CHEE 8891)
Co-op Work Term 2
(CHEE 8892)
4 Co-op Work Term 3
(CHEE 8893)
Co-op Work Term 4
(CHEE 8894)

Technical Elective Options

  Fall     BMNG 5020 Cell Biology for Biomedical Engineering
  Fall     BMNG 5110 Biocompatibility and Biomaterials Design
  Winter     BMNG 5150 Introduction to Tissue Engineering
  Fall     BMNG 5210 Biomed Inst, Data Acq. & Anal
  Winter     BMNG 5230 Biomedical Signals
  Winter     BMNG 5260 Principles of Medical Imaging
  Fall     ENVE 3251 Envir and Ind Microbiology
  Winter     ENVE 3500
Air Quality
  Fall     ENVE 4772
Environmental Assessment and Management
  Fall     CHEE 4885 Polymers & Fibres
  either     CHEE 4791 Research Project I
  Fall     CHEM 3305 Materials Science (CHEM 2301 or PHYC 2520 or ENGI 2800)
    CIVL 4440 Water and Wastewater Treatment (CIVL 3450 or PEAS 2220)
    CIVL 4460 Solid Waste and Landifll Engineering CIVL3450 and CIVL 3100)
    CIVL 6101 Advanced Strength of Materials (Senior strength of Materials or equiv.)
        CIVL 6153 Fibre-Reinforced Plastics (Senior mechanics of materials or equiv.)
  Fall     ECED 3204 Microprocessors (ECED 2200)
    ECED 4601 Digital Control Systems (ECED 4600)
    ECED 4760 Biomedical Engineering
  Fall     ENVI 5001 Environmental Assessment
  Fall     ENVI 5010 Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health
  Fall     FOSC 4081 Brewing Science
  Winter     FOSC 4070 Food Processing
  Winter     IENG 4432 Simulation of Industrial Systems (ENGM 3032 and IENG 3305)
  Winter     IENG 4529 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  Fall     IENG 4558 Project Management and Control (Fall term only)
    IENG 4574 Decision and Risk Analysis (ENGM 2031 and IENG 2005)
  Fall     MECH 4600 Engineering Measurements (ENGM 2032)
  Fall     MECH 4820 Energy from Renewable Resources (ENGI 3800)
  Fall     MATL 4710 Ferrous Alloys
  Fall     MATL 4720 Ind. Proc. of Materials
  Winter     MATL 4810 Mat. Process Design
  Winter     MATL 4820 Non-Metallic Materials
  Winter     MATL 4830 Non Ferrous Alloys
  Fall     MINE 3530 Mineral Processing
  Fall     MINE 3620 Petroleum Engineering
  Fall     MINE 4821 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering
  Please check for pre-requisites and if there are pre-requisites-you get approval from the professor-in-charge
  Students can take one 3000 level Eng. course/can take a 3000 or 4000 level course from Science
  *Students require a 3.00 CGPA to take a graduate level course (5000 or 6000)
  Note:  Must have permission from Dr. Ghanem, Undergraduate Coordinator before registering for all technical electives not on this list. (
  Send Dr. Ghanem the course #, name and course description when contacting her for permission for a TE not on this list.
  Most Engineering Depts. put a restriction on their courses so you will need to contact that department secretary or instructor for a request to have an override provided.
  Please check Timetable on Banner to determine if a class is offered and when (

Program curriculum

Years 1 and 2 follow the core Engineering program. See the For Current Students section to view the full program curriculum.

How to apply for co-op

You must be a current Dalhousie student to apply for co-op. Visit the For Current Students section for information on applying to co-op.


Chemical Advisor Dr. Jan Haelssig