Chemical and Biological Engineering

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

This program blends rigorous training in the physical sciences and mathematics with biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, and the life sciences. You can be a steward of the environment, helping to harness the globe’s natural riches and improve the quality of our lives by developing sustainable and green manufacturing technologies for the production of superior medicines, clean water, cleaner fuels and materials, and cutting-edge medical technologies. 

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Applied Science (Engineering)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering)
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

The program’s objective is to provide an outstanding and distinctive education in chemical and biological engineering, through a comprehensive and progressive range of academic courses. Selection of electives from a range of topics prepares chemical and biological engineers for meaningful, satisfying and productive careers in industry, government and academia in British Columbia, Canada and other regions of the world. The Chemical and Biological Engineering program provides an opportunity for students to combine interests in life sciences with engineering, and therefore focusses on processes in the fields of biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Some students graduating from this program continue their studies in the medical field.

Graduates are eligible, after appropriate industrial experience, for registration as Professional Engineers.

Campus features

The two-storey UBC Clean Energy Research Centre is located in the Chemical & Biological Engineering building.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

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