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Chemical Engineering Co-op - BEng

Is it for you?

Chemical engineers improve human life by producing everything from cleaner water and better-tasting food, to new medicines, powerful silicon microchips and beauty products. Dedicated, award-winning professors will help you develop expertise in physical and life sciences as well as in advanced processing, manufacturing and production technologies.

A mandatory co-operative program, team design project, hands-on labs and an optional specialization in Management Sciences will equip you to transform our planet’s raw materials into useful products for sustaining and enriching lives.

 Accreditations: 

  • The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board

Program info

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Program format(s): 
Full time: 5-Year Co-op

Bachelor of Engineering

Grade range: 
Low 80s1


Experiential learning: 
Mandatory co-op

Academic requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program-specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
  • Physics (SPH4U)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • Note: The grades required in the subject prerequisites (normally 70%) will be determined subject to competition

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

Tuition and fees range 2024-2025

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format:

Ontario students: $10,728 - $11,328
Out-of-province students: $12,565 - $13,288
International students: $40,222 - $40,485

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st Semester

Common to Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, and Mechatronics Engineering programs.


One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

2nd Semester


  • CHE 200 Chemical Engineering Fundamentals
  • CHY 211 General Chemistry Laboratory
  • CPS 125 Digital Computation and Programming
  • ECN 801 Principles of Engineering Economics
  • MTH 240 Calculus II
  • PCS 125 Physics: Waves and Fields

Your future

Apply knowledge of and experience in chemical engineering to change lives in areas such as:

  • Oil and gas engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental regulation and pollution control
  • Health and safety enforcement
  • Fuels engineering
  • Inventory analysis
  • Process supervision
  • Graduate studies (MEng, MASc, PhD) in chemical engineering

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

Student Spotlight

“Toronto Metropolitan University was my first choice for chemical engineering. It was a comprehensive program, and the co-op placements helped me gain experience applicable to the marketplace. When I began my own business during undergrad, it was easy to tap into TMU’s start-up community, which provided incredibly beneficial mentorship, funding and resources.”

Joe Fida, Partner and Chief Innovation Officer at Blade Air (external link, opens in new window)  
Chemical Engineering Co-op, 2018, Master of Applied Science,
Chemical Engineering, 2022

Joe Fida

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  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.