Chemical Engineering

Versatile in their knowledge and technical skills, Dalhousie Chemical Engineering students are perfectly equipped to engage a wide range of challenges related to chemical processes, control, safety and production. A strong background in math, physics and chemistry makes Chemical Engineering students a valuable asset to a variety of industrial, laboratory and manufacturing environments.

Student skills

  • Separation processes
  • Kinetics
  • Reactor design
  • Transport processes
  • Process control
  • Safety and loss
  • Plant design
  • Quality control
  • Environmental auditing
  • Process design and simulation

Industries

  • Government
  • Financial
  • Mineral resources
  • Pulp and paper
  • Plastics and polymers
  • Conservation
  • Analytics
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Natural resources

Past roles

  • Project manager
  • Economist
  • Data miner
  • Research assistant
  • Policy analyst
  • Survey technician
  • Technical assistant
  • Survey methodologist

Past employers

  • Statistics Canada
  • IWK Health Centre
  • Human Resources and
    Skills Development Canada
  • Environment Canada
  • Imperial Oil Limited
  • CIBC
  • Capital District Health Authority
  • Atomic Energy Canada
  • Endeavour Mining Corporation

Work term schedule

  Fall Winter Summer
3rd year Work term 1 Study Work term 2
4th year Study Work term 3 Work term 4
5th year Study Study Graduation

Coursework

Courses completed prior to work term 1

  • Engineering Design 1 & 2
  • Chemistry 1 & 2
  • Engineering Math 1 & 2
  • Physics & Engineering Statics
  • Computer Programming
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics 2
  • Applied Linear Algebra
  • Biology for Engineers
  • Applied Vector Calculus
  • Applied Probability & Statistics
  • Electric Circuits
  • Thermo-Fluid Engineering 1
  • History of Engineering 1 & 2
  • Applied Differential Equations
  • Fundamentals of Process Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry

Additional courses completed prior to work term 2

  • Engineering Economics
  • Process Thermodynamics
  • Mechanical Unit Operations
  • Separation Processes
  • CAD

Additional courses completed prior to work term 3 & 4

  • Applied numerical methods
  • Law & Ethics
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Thermal Unit Operations
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Materials Engineering

Additional courses completed prior to graduation

  • Industrial Safety & Loss Management
  • Process and Plant Design 1 & 2
  • Separation Processes 2
  • Unit Operations Lab 1 & 2
  • Process Dynamics & Control
  • Technical Electives x 3
  • Oil and Gas Processing
  • Corrosion and Degradation of Materials
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Average pay rates during co-op

Hourly $ 24.51
Weekly $ 972.00

Department

Faculty of Engineering: Chemical Engineering website.