Prospective Careers

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Chemical Engineering and Chemical & Biological Engineering are some of the most challenging and rewarding careers you can choose.

Society Relies Heavily on Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemical & Biological Engineers innovate sustainable technologies and solutions to provide society with the products and processes required to build a healthy, green, sustainable future — clean fuels and energy, safe foods and water, improved health, and the incredible diversity of consumer products we rely on. Chemical & Biological Engineers increase quality of life.

Chemical & Biological Engineers are Versatile

Chemical & Biological Engineers have a strong understanding of how the physical, chemical and biological sciences intersect, complemented with mathematics.  Chemical & Biological Engineers are also trained in safety, the environment, economics and management.

Graduates in Chemical & Biological Engineering have critical roles as leaders in…

• Biological Systems Engineering
• Sustainable Production of Healthy Food
• Zero Carbon Emission Fuels and Energy
• Biotechnology-based Production of Green Products, Materials and Renewable Fuels
• Smart and Biodegradable Materials
• Carbon Capture Technology to Reduce GHGs
• Better, More Affordable Healthcare
• Sustainable Management of Natural Resources
• Sustainable Forest-based Products
• Clean Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment

The versatility of Chemical & Biological Engineers is borne out by the achievements of the following well known personalities; inventors, CEO’s to politicians:

Chemical Engineer Achievements
Arthur Fry 3M Inventor of Post-it note
Robert W. Gore Inventor of Gore-Tex
Lewis Urry Canadian inventor of both the alkaline battery and lithium battery
Mae Jemison Science mission specialist on the Space Shuttle Endeavour
Jack Welch CEO of General Electric
Andrew Grove Former CEO of Intel Corp.
Sheri McCoy Current CEO of Avon Products
Linus Pauling Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1954, Nobel Peace Prize 1962
Jerzy Buzek Former Prime Minister of Poland, current President of European Parliament

Career Choices

Our degrees open doors to career opportunities in Canada and abroad. Our graduates work in the renewable energy, resources, environmental, food, medical, pharmaceutical, and
biotechnology sectors. Others pursue careers in research, government and non-government organizations or become entrepreneurs.

Government of Canada Job Bank

Chemical Engineers – Bureau of Labor Statistics

Earnings

Chemical Engineers are among the highest paid engineers in British Columbia.  The average engineering graduate starting salary is $63,000 CDN.  Chemical engineers are on average the most highly paid engineers, averaging $104,000 CAD.