Chemical Engineering

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Campus: Fredericton

Virtually everything we eat, drink, wear, touch, and use is the result of chemical engineering. 

In the Chemical Engineering program at UNB, you’ll learn how to transform raw materials into useful products while protecting the environment, managing resources, and meeting strict health and safety standards. You’ll also explore chemical processes that improve efficiency, reduce costs, and increase safety and security. Examples include the development of more affordable drugs, more efficient fuels, and better pollution controls. In other words, you’ll explore ways to make the world a better place. 

Chemical Engineering is available as a major in the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program. Two option programs within the technical electives stream are available: Energy Conversion Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. 

Why Chemical Engineering at UNB?

UNB’s Chemical Engineering program consists of award-winning professors in teaching and research as well as students who have been recognized nationally for the quality of their senior design projects. In addition, our small class sizes mean greater interaction between you, your instructors, and your peers. 

Hands-on learning:

  • Co-operative Education (Co-op) program
  • Laboratory experience
  • Chemical plant design course/project

Skills you will acquire:

  • Communication (written and oral)
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Organizational
  • Interpersonal

More info

For more information, see the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Engineering" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • CHE 2525: Fundamentals of Chemical Process Design
  • CHE 5234: Oil and Gas Process Engineering
  • CHE 5313: Energy and the Environment
  • CHE 5933: Bio-refining: Principles, Processes and Products


  • Process engineer
  • Research and Development engineer
  • Technical sales engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Process safety and risk engineer
  • Project manager
  • Process consultant