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Chemical Engineering Technology

Chemical Engineering Technology

Program Code:CHY
Campus:Seneca@York
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Work-Integrated Learning:Optional Work Term

Program Description

In this program, you'll prepare for a fulfilling career as a chemical technologist with three specializations:

  • Chemical analysis and material testing
  • Applied chemical engineering, fluid flow, process control and QA/QC systems
  • Environmental chemistry.

Since the number of seats at the third semester level is limited, students who fail to maintain a semester GPA of at least 2.5 during their first year and each subsequent semester will be transferred to an alternative program within the School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry.

Areas of Study

As a student of Chemical Engineering Technology, you'll focus your studies on analytical and instrumental chemistry; organic, industrial and polymer chemistry; metallurgy; ceramics; composites; and environmental analysis, health and chemistry, as well as a common first year of basic biology, chemistry and mathematics.

Common First Year

In the School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry, the Technician (two-year) and Technologist (three-year) programs have a common first year, that is, semester one and semester two.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)
    • Grade 11 Biology: (C) or (U)
    • Grade 12 Chemistry: (C)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

  • Students who do not meet these requirements may be given an alternate offer for the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals certificate program.

Fees

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Your Career

Your advanced diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology will help launch your career in analytical chemistry, quality control/quality assurance, manufacturing technology, chemical engineering and process control. Our students are currently successfully employed in the following areas: chemical analysis, waste water, plastics, pharmaceutical, mining analysis, metallurgical and environmental assessment.

Affiliations/Associations

  • Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) through the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT)

Work-Integrated Learning - Optional

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment.  The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility.  Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2/1 Vacation/Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Work Term 1 Semester 4
Year 3 & 4 Completion of Semester 5 (Winter) and Semester 6
(Fall), as well as completion of 2 work terms
(various pathways dependent on work term length).

 

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2017/2018 Academic Year

Semester 1
BIO173 Biology
CHM173 Chemistry
EAC150 College English
MTH173 Mathematics
SSA001 Science Survival
 
Semester 2
ACA273 Advanced Computer Applications
BIO273 Biology
CHM273 Chemistry
MTH273 Mathematics
plus: General Education Course*
 
Semester 3
CHO353 Chemistry - Organic
CIT333 Inorganic Chemistry Theory
CMI333 Chemical Instrumentation
SES391 Effective Technical Writing
TEC357 Techniques in Analytical Chemistry
WTP100 Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 1
CHY441 Chemical Engineering Technology, Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 4
BIC633 Biochemistry for Analytical Chemistry
OCC433 Occupational Health and Chemistry I
PHY453 Physics
STA453 Statistics
plus: General Education Course*
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 2
CHY442 Chemical Engineering Technology, Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 5
CHP633 Physical Chemistry
CNG633 Process Control and Industrial Safety
CPM633 Ceramics and Composite Materials
PTC633 Polymer Technology
plus: General Education Course*
 
Semester 6
CNG533 Chemical Engineering Fluid Transfer and Heat Transfer
CMI533 Chemical Instrumentation
ECI533 Electronics for Chemical Instrumentation
EII533 Environmental Impact of Industrial Processes
MTR533 Materials and Metallurgy
 
* One of the General Education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which EAC150 is a prerequisite.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
BIO173 Biology
CHM173 Chemistry
EAC150 College English
MTH173 Mathematics
SSA001 Science Survival
 
Semester 2
ACA273 Advanced Computer Applications
BIO273 Biology
CHM273 Chemistry
MTH273 Mathematics
plus: General Education Course*
 
Semester 3
CHO353 Chemistry - Organic
CIT333 Inorganic Chemistry Theory
CMI333 Chemical Instrumentation
SES391 Effective Technical Writing
TEC357 Techniques in Analytical Chemistry
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 1
CWT100 or
CHY441
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Chemical Engineering Technology, Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 4
BIC633 Biochemistry for Analytical Chemistry
OCC433 Occupational Health and Chemistry I
PHY453 Physics
STA453 Statistics
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course*
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 2
CWT200 or
CHY442
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Chemical Engineering Technology, Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 5
CHP633 Physical Chemistry
CNG633 Process Control and Industrial Safety
CPM633 Ceramics and Composite Materials
PTC633 Polymer Technology
plus: General Education Course*
 
Semester 6
CNG533 Chemical Engineering Fluid Transfer and Heat Transfer
CMI533 Chemical Instrumentation
ECI533 Electronics for Chemical Instrumentation
EII533 Environmental Impact of Industrial Processes
MTR533 Materials and Metallurgy
 
* One of the General Education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which EAC150 is a prerequisite.

2015/2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015 & Winter 2016

Semester 1
BIO173 Biology
CHM173 Chemistry
EAC150 College English
MTH173 Mathematics
SSA001 Science Survival
 
Semester 2
ACA273 Advanced Computer Applications
BIO273 Biology
CHM273 Chemistry
MTH273 Mathematics
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
CHO353 Chemistry - Organic
CIT333 Inorganic Chemistry Theory
CMI333 Chemical Instrumentation
SES391 Effective Technical Writing
TEC357 Techniques in Analytical Chemistry
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 1
CWT100 or
CHY441
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Chemical Engineering Technology, Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 4
BIC633 Biochemistry for Analytical Chemistry
OCC433 Occupational Health and Chemistry I
PHY453 Physics
STA453 Statistics
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 2
CWT200 or
CHY442
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Chemical Engineering Technology, Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 5
CHP633 Physical Chemistry
CNG633 Process Control and Industrial Safety
CPM633 Ceramics and Composite Materials
PTC633 Polymer Technology
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 6
CNG533 Chemical Engineering Fluid Transfer and Heat Transfer
CMI533 Chemical Instrumentation
ECI533 Electronics for Chemical Instrumentation
EII533 Environmental Impact of Industrial Processes
MTR533 Materials and Metallurgy

Summer 2016

Semester 1
BIO173 Biology
CHM173 Chemistry
EAC150 College English
MTH173 Mathematics
SSA001 Science Survival
 
Semester 2
ACA273 Advanced Computer Applications
BIO273 Biology
CHM273 Chemistry
MTH273 Mathematics
plus: General Education Course*
 
Semester 3
CHO353 Chemistry - Organic
CIT333 Inorganic Chemistry Theory
CMI333 Chemical Instrumentation
SES391 Effective Technical Writing
TEC357 Techniques in Analytical Chemistry
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 1
CWT100 or
CHY441
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Chemical Engineering Technology, Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 4
BIC633 Biochemistry for Analytical Chemistry
OCC433 Occupational Health and Chemistry I
PHY453 Physics
STA453 Statistics
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course*
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 2
CWT200 or
CHY442
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Chemical Engineering Technology, Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 5
CHP633 Physical Chemistry
CNG633 Process Control and Industrial Safety
CPM633 Ceramics and Composite Materials
PTC633 Polymer Technology
plus: General Education Course*
 
Semester 6
CNG533 Chemical Engineering Fluid Transfer and Heat Transfer
CMI533 Chemical Instrumentation
ECI533 Electronics for Chemical Instrumentation
EII533 Environmental Impact of Industrial Processes
MTR533 Materials and Metallurgy
 
* One of the General Education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which EAC150 is a prerequisite.

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BIO173 Biology 6
CHM173 Chemistry 6
EAC150 College English 3
MTH173 Mathematics 5
SSA001 Science Survival 1
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACA273 Advanced Computer Applications 3
BIO273 Biology 6
CHM273 Chemistry 6
MTH273 Mathematics 5
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CHO333 Chemistry - Organic 3
CIT333 Inorganic Chemistry Theory 3
CMI333 Chemical Instrumentation 3
SES391 Effective Technical Writing 3
TAC357 Techniques in Analytical Chemistry 5
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
1
1
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 1
CWT100 or
CHY441
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Chemical Engineering Technology, Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BIC633 Biochemistry for Analytical Chemistry 5
OCC433 Occupational Health and Chemistry I 4
PHY453 Physics 3
STA453 Statistics 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
1
1
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 2
CWT200 or
CHY442
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Chemical Engineering Technology, Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CHP633 Physical Chemistry 3
CNG633 Process Control and Industrial Safety 5
CPM633 Ceramics and Composite Materials 4
PTC633 Polymer Technology 6
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CNG533 Chemical Engineering Fluid Transfer and Heat Transfer 5
CMI533 Chemical Instrumentation 6
ECI533 Electronics for Chemical Instrumentation 4
EII533 Environmental Impact of Industrial Processes 3
MTR533 Materials and Metallurgy 6

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Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Carsten Wuertz
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22803
Carsten.Wuertz@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
InternationalAdmissions@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Diane Duerden
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33006
Diane.Duerden@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Monica Russell
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33769
Monica.Russell@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Margot Wassenaar-Faber
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33248
Margot.Wassenaar-Faber@senecacollege.ca
Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator: Laura Patton
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33063
Laura.Patton1@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Paola Battiston
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33760
Paola.Battiston@senecacollege.ca
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