Chemical Engineering

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

Chemical Engineering offers a general program as well as specialized options in "extractive metallurgy" and "environmental sustainability"

Chemical engineers are creative problem-solvers who use their scientific and technical knowledge to develop processes and designs, operate plants to make useful products at a reasonable cost and carry out research to assure the safe and environmentally-sound manufacture, use and disposal of chemical products. 

Academic Advisor

Ramesh Subramanian

Telephone: 705.675.1151 x 2274


Office: F232

How to Apply
Laurentian University aerial view
By land area, Greater Sudbury is the largest city in Ontario and as such, the great outdoors beckon with its vast expanse of lakes and waterways, varied terrain, forests and comprehensive network of trails.
Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

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

Co-Operative Education in Chemical, Mechanical or Mining Engineering

Co-operative (Co-op) education at Laurentian University is a plan of work-integrated learning where students, starting in the second year, put their academic knowledge into action through two paid discipline-related work terms.

Work terms begin at the end of the second year for a period of 4 months (April to August of the same year). After completing the third year, the student will undertake a placement of 16 months from April to August of the following year. The student will then return to complete one full 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 expenses while a student

  • acquire necessary work habits and skills

  • learns 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

Students will get an "S" on their transcript ("satisfactory" after due review of each work term, work term report and company evaluation). If the student completed 16 to 20 months of the required placement, it will reflect on their diploma.


Advantages for Employers 

In addition to employing highly motivated and committed individuals with an engineering background at a very reasonable cost, you can observe their progress and suitability over a succession of placements for potential full-time employment once they graduate.

The selection process ensures that 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

  • have leadership potential

Admission is based on academic performance and individual interviews through which factors, such as motivation, interpersonal and communications skills are evaluated.

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

For entry into Work Term 1, students must have completed all required core courses from the 2nd year of the program. 

For entry into Work Terms 2, 3, 4 and 5, students must have completed all required core courses from the 3rd year of the program.

Refusal to accept a reasonable and legitimate placement position when offered may result in removal from the co-op program.


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Brent Lievers, 705-675-1151 ext. 2382 and


Iron Ring

The Calling of an Engineer

The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer has a history dating back to 1922, when seven past-presidents of the Engineering Institute of Canada attended a meeting in Montreal with other engineers. One of the speakers was civil engineer Professor Haultain of the University of Toronto. He felt that an organization was needed to bind all members of the engineering profession in Canada more closely together. He also felt that an obligation or statement of ethics to which a young graduate in engineering could subscribe should be developed. The seven past-presidents of the Engineering Institute of Canada were very receptive to this idea.

Haultain wrote to Rudyard Kipling, who had made reference to the work of engineers in some of his poems and writings. He asked Kipling for his assistance in developing a suitably dignified obligation and ceremony for its undertaking. Kipling was very enthusiastic in his response and shortly produced both an obligation and a ceremony formally entitled "The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer."

The object of the Ritual can be stated as follows: The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer has been instituted with the simple end of directing the newly qualified engineer toward a consciousness of the profession and its social significance and indicating to the more experienced engineer their responsibilities in welcoming and supporting the newer engineers when they are ready to enter the profession.

The Ritual is administered by a body called The Corporation of the Seven Wardens Inc./Société des Sept Gardiens inc. The seven past-presidents of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 1922 were the original seven Wardens. The Corporation is responsible for administering and maintaining the Ritual and in order to do so creates Camps in various locations in Canada. The Ritual is not connected with any university or any engineering organization; the Corporation is an entirely independent body. The Ritual has been copyrighted in Canada and in the United States.

The Iron Ring has been registered and may be worn on the little finger of the working hand by any engineer who has been obligated at an authorized ceremony of the Ritual of the Calling of the Engineer. The ring symbolizes the pride which engineers have in their profession, while simultaneously reminding them of their humility. The ring serves as a reminder to the engineer and others of the engineer's obligation to live by a high standard of professional conduct. It is not a symbol of qualification as an engineer - this is determined by the provincial and territorial licensing bodies.

For more information please consult .

Program Accreditation

Our Mechanical, Mining and Chemical Engineering programs are accredited by the CEAB. For more information on this process:

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions

1 grade 12 U Chemistry 

1 grade 12 U Physics 

1 addtional grade 12 U/M Math or Science course (Biology, Calculus and Vectors, Earth and Space Science, or analyzing current Economic Issues)

1 other grade 12 U/M courses 

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

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.

Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (144 credits)

First Year
Fall Term:
   CHMI 1006E        General Chemistry I or CHMI 1006F Chimie générale I
   ENGR 1007E       Engineering Graphics and Design or ENGR 1007F Graphique et dessins techniques
   ENGR 1056E       Applied Mechanics I or ENGR 1056F Mécanique appliquée I
   MATH 1036E       Calculus I or MATH 1036F Calcul I
   PHYS 1006E       Introductory Physics I or PHYS 1006F Introduction à la physique I
   Complementary Studies or Technical Elective (3 credits)

Winter Term:
   CHMI 1007E    General Chemistry II or CHMI 1007F Chimie générale II
   COSC 2836E     Computer Software for the Sciences or COSC 2836F Logiciels pour les sciences
   ENGR 1016E    Engineering Communications or ENGR 1016F Communication en génie
   MATH 1037E     Calculus II or MATH 1037F Calcul II
   MATH 1057E     Linear Algebra I or MATH 1057F Algèbre linéaire I
   PHYS 1007E    Introductory Physics II or PHYS 1007F Introduction à la physique II
Second Year*
Fall Term:
   CHMI 2426E   Organic Chemistry I or CHMI 2426F Chimie organique I
   CHMI 2526E     Introduction to Physical Chemistry I or CHMI 2526F Introduction à la chimie physique I
   ENGR 2026E    Engineering Materials or ENGR 2026F Matériaux d’ingénierie
   ENGR 2076E    Mechanics and Strength of Materials I or ENGR 2076F Mécanique et résistance des matériaux I
   MATH 2066E    Introduction to Differential Equations or MATH 2066F Introduction aux équations différentielles
   Complementary Studies or Technical Elective (3 credits)**
Winter Term:
   CHMI 2527E     Introductory Physical Chemistry II or CHMI 2527F Introduction à la chimie physique II
   ENGR 2097E    Fluid Mechanics I or ENGR 2097F Mécanique des fluides I
   ENGR 2276E    Chemical Process Calculations
   ENGR 3426E    Engineering Economics or ENGR 3426F Économie appliquée à l’industrie
   MATH 3416E    Numerical Methods I or MATH 3416F Méthodes numériques
   STAT 2246E     Statistics for Scientists or STAT 2246F Statistiques pour science et génie
 *  This program has a co-op option. Please contact the School of Engineering for more information.

** It is recommended that students take ENGR 2106E Introduction to Mineral Resources Engineering as a technical elective in second year since it is a prerequisite for many of the recommended technical electives listed in LIST A.

Third Year
Fall Term:
   ENGR 3436E      Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Design I
   ENGR 3446E      Heat Transfer
   Complementary Studies OR Technical Electives (12 credits)

Winter Term:
   ENGR 3126E      Occupational Health Engineering
   ENGR 3267E      Process Dynamics and Control
   ENGR 3416E      Mass Transfer
   ENGR 3476E      Introduction to Polymers
   OPER 4016        Project Management

   Complementary Studies OR Technical Electives (3 credits)
Fourth Year
Fall Term:
   ENGR 4126E      Engineering Seminar or ENGR 4126F Séminaire en génie
   ENGR 4435E      Engineering Design Project
   ENGR 4436E      Chemical Process and Plant Design
   ENGR 4447E      Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Design II
   ENGR 4457E      Separation Processes and Unit Operations
   ENGR 4477E      Process Modeling and Control

Winter Term:
   ENGR 4117E      Engineering, Technology, and Society or ENGR 4117F L’ingénierie, la technologie et la société
  ENGR 4435E      Engineering Design Project
  Complementary Studies or Technical Electives (12 credits)


Students are required to complete a total of 27 credits of Technical Electives, at least 18 of which must be from LIST A. Please see details for LISTS A and B below.
Students are required to complete a total of 6 credits of Complementary Studies Electives.


LIST A - Technical Electives
 (at least 18 credits required)

  ENGR 3116E Mineral Processing I ***
  ENGR 3246E Corrosion and Protection of Metals ***
  ENGR 3307E Materials Handling
  ENGR 3437E Water and Wastewater Treatment
  ENGR 3466EEnvironmental Impact of Process Industries
  ENGR 3526E Fluid Mechanics II
  ENGR 3536E Materials and Manufacturing
  ENGR 4116E Industrial Engineering
  ENGR 4426E Air Pollution Control
  ENGR 3147E Mineral Processing II ***
  ENGR 3226E Hydrometallurgy ***
  ENGR 3257E Pyrometallurgy ***
  ENGR 3477E Adsorption and Membrane Processes in Pollution Control
  ENGR 3566E Biomechanics of Living Tissues
  ENGR 4187E Solids Waste Processing and Recycling in the Minerals Industry

LIST B - Technical Electives
(no more than 9 credits required)
   BIOL 1506E        Biology I or BIOL 1506F Biologie I           
   BIOL 1507E        Biology II or BIOL 1507F Biologie II
   CHMI 2041E       Introductory Environmental Chemistry
   CHMI 2117E       Introductory Quantitative Analysis or CHMI 2117F Introduction à l’analyse quantitative
   CHMI 2316E       Inorganic Chemistry I or  CHMI 2316F Chimie inorganique I
   CHMI 2427E       Organic Chemistry II or  CHMI 2427F Chimie organique II
   COSC 1046E      Computer Science I
   COSC 1047E      Computer Science II
   ENGR 2106E      Introduction to Mineral Resources Engineering  ***
   GEOL 1006E      Introductory Geology I or  GEOL 1006F Introduction à la géologie I
   GEOL 1007E      Introductory Geology II
   GEOL 2126E      Mineralogy I
   MATH 2037E      Advanced Calculus or MATH 2037F Calcul avancé
   PHYS 2006E      Introduction to Electricity and Electronics
Other relevant Science or Engineering courses with Director's permission

*** Courses that, if all completed in fulfilling their Technical Electives requirement for a Chemical Engineering degree, allow students to apply to have "Extractive Metallurgy and Mineral Processing Option" noted on their transcript.

Complementary Studies Electives

   ACCT 1001E Using Financial Information or ACCT 1001F Utilisation des données financières
   ANCS 1006E Greek Civilization
   ANCS 1007E Roman Civilization
   ANCS 2016E Classical Mythology
   ANTR 1007E Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
   ARCL 1006E Introduction to Archeology and Physical Anthropology
   ECON 1006E Introduction to Microeconomics or ECON 1006F Introduction à la microéconomie
   ECON 1007E Introduction to Macroeconomics or ECON 1007F Introduction à la macroéconomie
   ENGL 1705E Introduction to Writing and English Studies
   ENGL 2005E Literatures in English
   ENGL 2606E Backgrounds to Western Literature I
   ENGL 2616E The Bible and Literature
   ENGL 2626E Critical Approaches
   ENGL 2676E Popular Literature and Culture I
   ENVI 2506EL Cultural Representations of the Environment
   ENVI 2507FL Empreinte écologique et développement durable
   ENVI 2516EL Ecological Footprints and Demographic Change
   GEOG 1026E Introduction to Physical Geography or GEOG 1026F Introduction à la géographie physique
   GEOG 1027E Introduction to Human Geography or GEOG 1027F Introduction à la géographie humaine
   HIST 1106E Introduction to the 20th Century or HIST 1106F Introduction à l’histoire du XXe siècle
   HIST 1107E Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective or HIST 1107F Perspectives historiques sur les problèmes contemporains
   HIST 1206E Western Civilization: Renaissance to the French Revolution or HIST 1206F civilisation occidentale: depuis la Renaissance jusqu’à la Révolution française
   HIST 1207E Western Civilization: French Revolution to the Present or HIST 1207F La civilisation occidentale: de la Révolution française à nos jours
   HIST 1406E Canadian History: Pre-Confederation or HIST 1406F Histoire canadienne: L’époque de la préconfédération
   HIST 1407E Canadian History: Post-Confederation or HIST 1407F Histoire canadienne : depuis la confederation
   JURI 1006E Introduction to Legal Studies I or JURI 1106F Introduction à l’étude du droit
   JURI 1007E Introduction to Legal Studies II or JURI 1107F Introduction au droit criminal
   JURI 1105E Introduction to Legal Studies
   LBST 1006E Introduction to Labour Studies I
   LBST 1007E Introduction to Labour Studies II
   LBST 2026E The World of Work (cross-listed with SOCI-2026E)
   LBST 2106E Occupational Health and Safety, Level I
   LBST 2246E What Do Unions Do? (cross-listed with SOCI-2246E)
   LBST 3106E Occupational Health and Safety, Level II
   MGMT 1006E Management of Organizations I or MGMT 1306F Gestion des organisations I
   MGMT 1007E Management of Organizations II or MGMT 1307F Gestion des organisations II
   OPER 2006E Introduction to Management Science or OPER 2006F Introduction à la science de la gestion
   OPER 4016E Project Management (eligible as an elective course for Mechanical Engineering students only)
   PHIL 1115E Introduction to Philosophy or PHIL 1105F Introduction à la philosophie
   PHIL 2126E Philosophy of Sexuality or PHIL 2586F Philosophie de la sexualité
   PHIL 2156E Philosophy, Culture and Power
   PHIL 2217E Environmental Ethics or PHIL 2217F Éthique de l’environnement
   PHIL 2256E Philosophy of Education or PHIL 2256F Philosophie de l’éducation
   PHIL 2505E Critical Thinking and Argument or PHIL 2505F Pensée critique et argumentation
   PHIL 2525E Contemporary Moral Issues or PHIL 2525F Problèmes éthiques contemporains
   PHIL 2747E Technology, Freedom and Values or PHIL 2216F Technologie, valeurs et environnement
   PHIL 2876E Business Ethics
   POLI 1005E Introduction to Political Science
   POLI 1006E Political Regimes or POLI 1006F Politique et sociétés
   POLI 1007E Political Ideas and Political Actors or POLI 1007F Problèmes politiques contemporains
   POLI 2306E International Relations or POLI 2306F Relations internationals
   POLI 2426E Individual, Community and the Political Order
   POLI 2526E Approaches to Justice
   POLI 2575E Philosophy of Law
   PSYC 1105E Introduction to Psychology or PSYC 1105F Initiation à la psychologie
   SOCI 1015E Understanding Society or SOCI 1015F Étude de la société
   WOMN 1005E Introduction to Women’s Studies or WOMN 1005F Introduction aux études des femmes

Note:    Please consult with the School Director for other relevant courses.


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.


CHMI-1006EL - General Chemistry I CHMI-1007EL - General Chemistry II COSC-2836EL - Computer Software for Sciences ENGR-1007EL - Engineering Graphics and Design ENGR-1056EL - Applied Mechanics I MATH-1036EL - Calculus I MATH-1037EL - Calculus II MATH-1057EL - Linear Algebra I PHYS-1006EL - Introductory Physics I PHYS-1007EL - Introductory Physics II CHMI-2426EL - Organic Chemistry I CHMI-2526EL - Intro Physical Chemistry I CHMI-2527EL - Introductory Physical Chemistry II ENGR-2026EL - Engineering Materials ENGR-2076EL - Mechanics and Strength of Materials I ENGR-2097EL - Fluid Mechanics I ENGR-2276EL - Chemical Process Calculations ENGR-3426EL - Engineering Economics
MATH-2066EL - Introduction to Differential Equations MATH-3416EL - Numerical Methods I STAT-2246EL - Statistics for Scientists ENGR-3126EL - Occupational Health Engineering ENGR-3267EL - Process Dynamics and Control ENGR-3416EL - Mass Transfer ENGR-3436EL - Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reaction Design I ENGR-3446EL - Heat Transfer ENGR-3476EL - Introduction to Polymers OPER-4016EL - Project Management ENGR-4117EL - Engineering,Technology and Society ENGR-4126EL - Engineering Seminar ENGR-4435EL - Engineering Design Project ENGR-4436EL - Chemical Process and Plant Design ENGR-4447EL - Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Design II ENGR-4457EL - Separation Process and Unit Operations ENGR-4477EL - Process Modeling and Control

Sessional Faculty:

  • Dr. Phil Dirige
  • Moshood Olanrewaju
  • Janet Wiebe
  • Susan Wiebe
Osman Abou-Rabia

Osman Abou-Rabia

Goodman School of Mines
Philip Dirige

Philip Dirige

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture
Eduard Guerra

Eduard Guerra

Bharti School of Engineering
Redhouane Henda

Redhouane Henda

Bharti School of Engineering
Corey Laamanen

Corey Laamanen

Bharti School of Engineering
John Scott

John Scott

Bharti School of Engineering
Helen Shang

Helen Shang

Bharti School of Engineering
Ramesh Subramanian

Ramesh Subramanian

Bharti School of Engineering
Nick Vayenas

Nick Vayenas

Bharti School of Engineering
Meysar Zeinali-Ghayeshghorshagh

Meysar Zeinali-Ghayeshghorshagh

Bharti School of Engineering