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I was really interested in science and chemistry and I did well in it in high school, and there is always a lot of jobs for it. 

Paeden Farrell
Chemical Engineering Technology
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The course profile and location attracted me to this program. It also provided very hands-on education and easy access to instructors.

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Colin Colvin
Chemical Engineering Technology
Chemical Engineering Technology

Chemical Engineering Technology

Chemical Engineering Technology

Chemical Engineering Technology

Chemical Engineering Technology

We all want a better, more sustainable world. To achieve this, our rapidly evolving world needs innovative products, processes and materials and this is at the heart of chemical engineering technology. Material science, nuclear energy, new fuels and fuel cell production, solar energy, pharmaceutical production, food preservatives and additives and green chemical products all have one thing in common – the chemical engineering technologist.

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Program Description

Chemical engineering technology is about creating value through chemical conversions, all the way from lab-scale processes to optimizing full plant operations. This program provides training for these skills including manufacturing of high-tech polymers, water treatment operations, catalytic conversions, nuclear power and other fuel sources and the roles that chemical engineering technologists play in each area.

This program will provide you with a solid background in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, nuclear physics and instrumental analysis including chromatography and spectroscopy. Working alone and in teams, first-hand experience is emphasized through our fully equipped Analytical Instrumentation laboratory. 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.

Safety and environmental compliance are both emphasized in the course as chemical engineering technologists. The field placement component of the program provides valuable contacts and experience.

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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C, M or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)
  • Technical mathematics (recommended)
  • Grade 12 chemistry and physics (recommended)

 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 a post-admissions, in-house math assessment test. Depending on the results you may be required to complete an upgrading math course 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)
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Career Options


  • Chemical process operator
  • Chemical technologist
  • Quality assurance technologist
  • Research and development analyst


  • Analytical laboratory services
  • Chemical laboratories
  • Chemical plant operations
  • Energy generation and distribution • Instrumentation technologists
  • Sales and technical support • Water treatment plants
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Compulsory Ancillary


Program Incidental$120$120
Total Fees:$4,111$14,283

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Field Placements

Your learning experience will be complemented by a work placement your third year, which 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

If you hold a Bachelor of Science degree, you may be eligible for the compressed, fast-track delivery of Chemical Engineering Technology.


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 ( 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)

Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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Students applying to this program may be eligible to apply for the W. Garfield Weston Foundation Award. Qualified recipients of the award will receive $5,000 per year, for up to two years, including $1,500 for tuition and $3,500 for other expenses such as travel, food, books, tools and supplies. For more information, please visit the award page.

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  • code: CHEM
  • Program length: Three-year
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2016
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2016
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