The Future is Now
Advances in chemistry and chemical engineering are leading to a variety of innovative products and materials. Material science, nuclear energy, fuels and fuel cell production, solar energy, pharmaceutical production, food preservatives and additives, new and exciting green chemical products all have one thing in common – the chemical engineering technologist.
Whether developing new products, perfecting existing ones, or testing a product for its quality and usefulness, you will develop the skills needed to excel in a broad range of exciting careers.Back to Top
The Chemical Engineering Technology program will provide you with a solid background in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, nuclear physics and instrumental analysis including chromatography and spectroscopy. Various aspects of environmental compliance will also be covered since many chemical engineering technologists work closely with environmental issues.
This program focuses on the chemical conversion processes used in industry and their associated chemical principles. From the manufacturing of high-tech polymers; to water treatment operations; to the use of catalysts; to nuclear power generation, chemical technologists are in constant demand.
The core of the program will give you training and experience in the handling, analyzing, monitoring, processing and properties of a wide variety of chemicals. First-hand laboratory experience is emphasized through our fully equipped Analytical Instrumentation laboratory.
Computer simulation of chemical processes combined with hands-on procedures allow for the control and understanding of chemical reactions and conversions. The safe handling and use of chemicals is emphasized throughout the program.Back to Top
Ontario Secondary School Diploma, General Educational Development, Academic and Career Entrance – College Prep Level or Mature Student Status plus senior level (Grade 11 or higher) subject credits, college preparation (C), university/college preparation (M), university preparation (U) or post-secondary (college or university) in:
- Grade 12 English
- Grade 12 mathematics* (MCT4C Technical Mathematics)
*Alternate mathematics entrance opportunity
If you apply to this program with an alternate mathematics credit as listed below, completed or in progress, you will be considered for admission. However, you must successfully complete an upgrading math program at the college. More information will be provided upon acceptance to the program. Please note: There is no additional fee for this math upgrading.
Alternate math credit:
- Grade 11 mathematics university/college preparation (3M), university preparation (3U)
- Grade 12 mathematics college and apprenticeship (MAP4C)
- Chemical processing area (e.g. process control, quality control inspection, etc.)
- Laboratory (e.g. quality control, assurance lab, analytical lab, management, etc.)
- Nuclear power industry
- Product sales and technical support
- Research and development
Course List & Descriptions
Courses and course descriptions are for the next academic year and are subject to change.Back to Top
|Compulsory Ancillary Fees||$1,010||$1,570|
Please note: fees are based on the 2012-2013 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.Back to Top
Internships & Placements
A work placement in third year will enable you to utilize your newly acquired skills and gain valuable industry related experience.
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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials
In addition, to access to several compressed, fast-track opportunities, qualified graduates may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.
UOIT Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc ) (Honours) – Nuclear Power Bridge
Graduates of this program with a minimum 70 percent or better average can apply to the UOIT Nuclear Power Bridge program, which leads to a BASc in Nuclear Power degree. You can apply to this program through the Ontario Universities Application Centre website (www.ouac.on.ca) using the program code DNB.
If you are a domestic or internationally educated student with a Bachelor of Science degree, you may be eligible for the fast track delivery offering of this program, Chemical Engineering Technology (Compressed Fast-track)Back to Top
Diploma To Degree Opportunities
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) in Nuclear Power - UOIT
- Bachelor of Science - Athabasca University
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Environmental Studies) - Cape Breton University
- Bachelor of Engineeting Technology (Petroleum) - Cape Breton University
- Bachelor of Technology (Emergency Management) - Cape Breton University
- Carleton University
- Bachelor of Applied Business - Davenport University
- Bachelor of Engineering - Lakehead University
- Bachelor of Technology (Manufacturing Engineering Technology) - McMaster University
- Bachelor of General Studies - Thompson Rivers University
- Bachelor of Technology (Technology Management) - Thompson Rivers University
- Bachelor of Technology (Trades and Technology Leadership) - Thompson Rivers University
- Bachelor of Engineering - University of Windsor
Students with disabilities who wish to discuss accommodation plans are encouraged to contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities.Back to Top