The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE) provides exciting opportunities to learn about the transformation of raw materials into valuable products by chemical, biochemical, physical or electrochemical processes. Applications of chemical engineering projects include the design and operation of food processing, petroleum, pharmaceutical, metals refining and chemical plants. Today’s engineers focus on the environment and design and operate solid or liquid waste treatment plants, biomass conversion, and clean energy. Chemical & biological engineers work in all industrial sectors including energy, mining, forestry and biotechnology, in both the public and private sectors.
Our Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) undergraduate programs combine lectures, hands-on lab activities, problem sessions, research, industry visits and design experiences to provide students the balance of practical and analytical skills needed to become successful, competent engineers.
Our programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, which allows students to register as an Engineer-in-Training upon graduation.
A Day in the Life of a CHBE Student
Undergraduate engineering students have created videos about their life at UBC. You can find their Engineering Stories on Youtube.