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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.
Méthode de livraison : 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 1007E     Engineering Graphics and Design  + LAB

ENGR 1056E       Applied Mechanics I

CHMI 1006E     General Chemistry I  + LAB

MATH 1036E     Calculus I

PHYS 1006E     Introductory Physics I  + LAB

3 credits of Writing-Intensive course elective or Complementary Studies elective


Winter Term:

CHMI 1007E     General Chemistry II  + LAB

COSC 2836E     Computer Software for the Sciences

MATH 1037E     Calculus II

MATH 1057E     Linear Algebra I

PHYS 1007E     Introductory Physics II  + LAB

3 credits of Writing-Intensive course elective or Complementary Studies elective

Second Year*
Fall Term:

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
Winter Term:

ENGR 2097E     Fluid Mechanics I  + LAB

ENGR 2276E     Chemical Process Calculations

ENGR 3426E     Engineering Economics

CHMI 2527E     Introductory Physical Chemistry II

MATH 3416E     Numerical Methods I

STAT 2246E     Statistics for Scientists

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


Third Year
Fall Term:

ENGR 3436E     Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Design I

ENGR 3446E     Heat Transfer  + LAB

12 credits of Technical Electives


Winter Term:

ENGR 3126E     Occupational Health Engineering

ENGR 3267E     Process Dynamics and Control

ENGR 3416E     Mass Transfer

OPER 4016E     Project Management

6 credits of Technical electives


Fourth Year
Fall Term:

ENGR 4126E     Engineering Seminar

ENGR 4435E     Engineering Design Project

ENGR 4436E     Chemical Process and Plant Design

ENGR 4457E     Separation Processes and Unit Operations

ENGR 4477E     Process Modeling and Control

3 credits of Technical electives


Winter Term:

ENGR 4117E     Engineering, Technology, and Society

ENGR 4435E     Engineering Design Project (cont'd)

ENGR 4447E     Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Design II

9 credits of Technical electives


Technical and Complementary Studies electives.

Students must acquire a total of 30 credits of Technical Electives (Tables A and B), 21 of which must be from Table A and 9 of which from Table B. 
Six (6) credits of Complementary Studies electives are required.  Three (3) credis of a Writing-Intensive course is required.


Approved Technical electives for Chemical Engineering include:

* Indicates courses required for the Extrative Metallurgy Option

** Indicates courses required for the Environmental Sustainability Option


Table A Recommended Technical electives

Term 1

ENGR 3116E     Mineral Processing I*

ENGR 3246E     Corrosion and Protection of Metals*

ENGR 3307E     Materials Handling

ENGR 3437E     Water and Wastewater Treatment**

ENGR 3466E     Environmental Impact of Process Industries**

ENGR 3526E     Fluid Mechanics II

ENGR 3536E     Materials and Manufacturing

ENGR 4366E     Automation and Reliability of Mining Equipment


Term 2

ENGR 1017E     Computer Aided Design

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 4166E     Aerospace Engineering Design

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

ENGR 4426E     Air Pollution Control**


Table B Recommended Technical electives

Term 1

BIOL 1506E     Biology I

BIOL 2356E     Principles of Ecology

BIOL 2757E     Biological Aspects of Human Sexuality

CHMI 2316E     Inorganic Chemistry I

COSC 1046E     Computer Science I

ENGR 2106E     Introduction to Mineral Resources Engineering*

ENGR 3157E     Operations Research  + LAB

GEOL 1006E     Introductory Geology I

PHYS 2006E     Introduction to Electricity and Electronics

+ other relevant Science or Engineering courses ith Program Coordinator's permission


Term 2

BIOL 1507E     Biology II

CHMI 2041E     Introductory Environmental Chemistry  OR  CHMI 2126E     Environmental Chemistry

CHMI 2117E     Introductory Quantitative Analysis

CHMI 2427E     Organic Chemistry II

COSC 1047E     Computer Science II

ENGR 1057E     Applied Mechanics II

GEOL 1007E     Introductory Geology II

MATH 2037E     Advanced Calculus

PHYS 2616E     Physics of Hearing and Vision

+ other relevant Science or Engineering courses ith Program Coordinator's permission

Approved Complementary Studies electives (6 credits required)

ACCT 1001E/F     Using Financial Information

ANTR 1007E     Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology

ARCL 1006E     Introduction to Archeology and Physical Anthropology

ANCS 1006E     Greek Civilization

ANCS 1007E     Roman Civilization

ANCS 2016E     Classical Mythology

ECON 1006E/F     Introduction to Microeconomics

ECON 1007E/F     Introduction to Macroeconomics

ENGL 1705E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies

ENGL 2005E     Literatures in English

ENGL 2626E     Critical Approaches

ENGL 2676E     Popular Literature and Culture I

ENVI 1406F     Environnement:les grandes questions 

ENVI 1507E/F     Introduction to Environmental Studies

ENVI 2506E     Cultural Representations of the Environment

ENVI 2507F     Développement durable

ENVI 2516E     Ecological Footprints and Demographic Change

GEOG 1026E/F     Introduction to Physical Geography

GEOG 1027E/F     Introduction to Human Geography

HIST 1106E/F     Introduction to the 20th Century

HIST 1107E/F     Historical Perspective

HIST 1206E/F     Western Civilization: Renaissance to the French Revolution

HIST 1207E/F     Western Civilization: French Revolution to the Present

HIST 1406E/F     Canadian History: Pre-Confederation

HIST 1407E/F     Canadian History: Post-Confederation

JURI 1006E/F     Introduction to Legal Studies I

JURI 1007E/F     Introduction to Legal Studies II

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/F     Management of Organizations I

MGMT 1007E/F     Management of Organizations II

OPER 2006E/F     Introduction to Management Science

PHIL 1115E/F     Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 2126E/F     Philosophy of Sexuality

PHIL 2156E     Philosophy, Culture and Power

PHIL 2217E/F     Environmental Ethics

PHIL 2256E/F     Philosophy of Education

PHIL 2506E/F     Critical Thinking 

PHIL 2525E/F     Contemporary Moral Issues

PHIL 2747E/F     Technology, Freedom and Values

PHIL 2876E/F     Business Ethics

POLI 1005E     Introduction to Political Science

POLI 1006E/F     Political Regimes

POLI 1007E/F     Political Ideas and Political Actors

POLI 2306E/F     International Relations

POLI 2426E     Individual, Community and the Political Order

POLI 2526E     Approaches to Justice

POLI 2575E     Philosophy of Law

PSYC 1105E/F     Introduction to Psychology

SOCI 1015E/F     Understanding Society

WGSX 1005E/F     Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies



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

Bharti School of Engineering and Computation
Redhouane Henda

Redhouane Henda

Bharti School of Engineering and Computation
Corey Laamanen

Corey Laamanen

Bharti School of Engineering and Computation
John Scott

John Scott

Bharti School of Engineering and Computation
Helen Shang

Helen Shang

Bharti School of Engineering and Computation
Ramesh Subramanian

Ramesh Subramanian

Bharti School of Engineering and Computation