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The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering offers courses in chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, and environmental engineering. Students may choose the General Chemical Engineering Option or the Biochemical and Environmental Engineering Option after completion of second year. The Biochemical and Environmental Engineering Option includes courses in air and water pollution, hazardous and solid waste treatment by biological and chemical methods, design of chemical and biochemical processes to minimize pollution at the source and development of new biodegradable and/or recyclable materials, and biomaterials. Biochemical engineering courses deal with the application of basic biological sciences to the design of large scale bioprocesses for the production of high value medicinal products, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, biomedical, genetic engineering products, and health care products. Chemical engineering courses deal with the application of physical sciences, reaction kinetics, process control, heat and mass transfer and fluid dynamics, to the design of chemical processes to produce commercial chemicals (plastics, petrochemicals, agrochemicals, gaseous and liquid fuels, pulp and paper products, mining products and environmentally friendly consumer products). Graduates from both the General Chemical Option and the Biochemical and Environmental Option receive training in fundamental principles of Chemical Engineering.
Special options in Chemical Engineering and Management (5 years), Chemical Engineering and Law (6 years) and Biochemical Engineering and Medicine (7 years) are available to students seeking double degrees in BESc Chemical Engineering and BA in Honors Business Administration (HBA); BESc Chemical Engineering and Law; and BESc Chemical Engineering and Medicine. Other five year concurrent degree programs with different disciplines and Chemical Engineering are also available. The Chemical Engineering Program is an accredited program.