Chemical and biological engineers are stewards 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. 

British Columbia is one of the world’s largest bioenergy-producing regions and also home to one of the largest biopharmaceutical clusters in North America. In this environment, UBC’s acclaimed program in Chemical & Biological Engineering uniquely prepares students to be leaders and trendsetters in the new bio-economy. The curriculum blends rigorous training in the physical sciences and mathematics with biotechnology, bioprocess engineering and the life sciences. 

Classroom learning is combined with interactive, hands-on instruction in well equipped learning laboratories. Students further expand their horizons through co-op placements and industrial-site visits and through research opportunities with our world-leading, award-winning research faculty. 

With these credentials, you’ll be equipped to excel in a number of fast-growing and highly paid fields, including biotechnology, food, environmental services, bioenergy, forestry, biopharmaceuticals, health care and biomedical engineering. Several of our graduates also pursue medical studies. 

We invite you to join the bio-revolution and become an active part of shaping the future.

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