McGill University

Chemical Engineering

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Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Faculty of Engineering
Field of Study:Chemical Engineering
Description:Chemical engineers are NOT chemists, they are "process and systems engineers" also involved with chemistry -- to a degree. It takes a chemical engineer to produce by the ton what perhaps a chemist developed in a test tube: plastics, chemicals, rubber, gasoline, pharmaceuticals, paper, fertilizers, etc.

Chemical engineering skills uniquely prepare and qualify the chemical engineer to deal with the design, running, modeling and optimization of all kinds of "systems" - these could be production or manufacturing systems, corporate systems, financial systems, economic systems, even weather, population or global systems! We need to produce new things bigger, faster and cleaner to sustain our growing population and increasing demand on the world's natural resources.

The central mission of the department is to provide an outstanding formation in Chemical Engineering to undergraduate students who will ultimately become Professional Engineers and researchers at leading companies and institutions around the world. The department’s professors conduct leading-edge research activities in Advanced Materials, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology as well as Plasma Engineering. The professors and staff members of the department are dynamic individuals who are committed to deliver high-quality academic programs while nurturing an environment where students develop other skills and raise their awareness of the profession and of its impacts in the community and environment.
URL:Chemical Engineering at McGill University
Length:3 Year(s)
Careers:Chemical Engineers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*91

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Français  or  Grade12 English 

Applicants must have Chemistry - NYA, NYB (OOUL, OOUM), Mathematics - NYA, NYB, NYC (OOUN, OOUP, OOUQ), and Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (OOUR, OOUS, OOUT).

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 16, 2021