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:
|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|
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.
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.