The Alumni Association of The University of Western Ontario is proud to serve and represent more than a quarter million alumni around the world.
We are committed to delivering the finest alumni experience, in keeping with our continued number one ranking as "Canada's best student experience”.
The Student Success Centre is here to help with each step of your journey to a successful future. Our mission is to facilitate the development of career, educational, and life competencies for students and alumni through programs and services that guide successful transitions, foster local and global citizenship, promote leadership opportunities, encourage personal growth, deliver career resources, and ignite active engagement.
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is a versatile discipline broadly based upon physical and live sciences. Today, the world faces significant challenges due to increasing population, air, water and soil pollution, and world-wide energy and food shortages. Chemical Engineers are well positioned through their training to address and find solutions to these challenges. Intellectually, we span the many facets of the frontiers of our profession and culturally the Department is an amalgam of the East and the West. We draw the best students from Canada and the rest of the world. Our initiatives in education and research merge our strengths with those of the finest institutions around the globe. Our faculty members come from the best universities around the world. Our facilities are enviable by anyone’s standards. And our vision and ideas are as exciting as any you will find elsewhere.
Our programs educate engineers to design, develop and operate chemical processes to make useful products such as plastics, polymers, medicines, food, fuels, fertilizers, detergents, cosmetics, and consumer goods at minimum cost in a safe and environmentally sustainable way. Chemical Engineers also translate and scale-up processes developed by basic scientists into practical applications that benefit society and lead to economic development. In the third year, students have the option to emphasize their course of study in a Chemical Engineering option or Biochemical and Environmental Engineering option.
Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.
Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.
The ability to solve problems by using chemical engineering science, mathematics and I.T. knowledge
The ability to conduct experimental laboratory work and simulations and analyse the results
The ability to produce professional designs taking account of technical, environmental, ethical and commercial considerations
Use a range of relevant software packages to retrieve, store, process, interpret and present information
An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
For a more complete list of transferable skills click here.