Chemical & Biological Engineering


CAMPUS: Vancouver


Upon entering your second year, you will select one of the two programs in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering:

  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering 

Both programs are accredited and lead to a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Chemical and Biological Engineering Program. 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 and activities that respect society’s needs.  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. Thus, it is focused on the design and operation of efficient processes in the fields of biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Some students graduating from this program continue their studies in the medical field.
The program places emphasis on sustainable engineering in the curriculum. Sustainability principles are integrated in individual courses and in dedicated specific technical electives. In addition, you are engaged in sustainability projects overseen by the Department’s Sustainability Club.


Davis Chiu
Coquitlam, BC

"As the only university to offer a world-class Chemical and Chemical & Biological Engineering program in British Columbia, UBC stood out from the rest. I want to make a positive impact on society. UBC gave me this opportunity by selecting me to represent Canada at the G8 University Student Summit."

    • CHBE
Photo credits: ErinRose Handy, Ricky Gu (right).


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