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Put chemistry to work in the lab and at the industrial scale.
Stand out with Sheridan
Sheridan's Chemical Engineering Technology advanced diploma offers education in both lab and industry areas, but stands out for its emphasis on true chemical engineering. Our strong focus on careers that involve complex, industrial-scale processes distinguishes Sheridan from other chemical engineering college programs.
Gain career-ready skills
In Sheridan's Chemical Engineering Technology advanced diploma program, you'll acquire a broad range of fundamental skills that include:
- Instrumental analysis and analytical chemistry
- Organic, inorganic and physical chemistry
- Design and operation of chemical processes
- Environmental science
- Process control
Practical, career-oriented learning
Sheridan emphasizes practical, hands-on learning in laboratory settings and industrial environments. You'll work directly with state-of-the-art chemical engineering and laboratory equipment, providing you with the advanced skills that are sought after by industry.
Chemical industries include pharmaceuticals, energy, plastics, paints, fuels, metals and food – an extremely broad range.
You'll also gain a flexible set of skills that apply across a range of chemical engineering career paths. Sheridan offers a tightly integrated suite of chemical engineering college programs and chemistry programs; you can easily transfer your Chemical Engineering credits to the Chemical Laboratory Technician, Environmental Technician, and Chemical Engineering Technology – Environmental programs. Some graduates go on to study chemistry or chemical engineering at university. Depending on the university, and the choice of program, they may receive transfer credits for their study at Sheridan.
On the laboratory side, careers are found in research and development, quality control, production support, and technical service and sales. On the industrial side, careers range from plant operations (using the latest in computer control systems) to technical sales and service for industrial equipment and chemicals. Chemical Engineering Technology graduates may work their way up to supervisory and management positions in both the laboratory and industry.
Graduates have completed all the academic requirements for professional certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). Additional requirements for certification exist and are established by OACETT. Graduates are also eligible for membership in the Chemical Institute of Canada.
The program includes a work/study co-op option, offering valuable professional experience and contacts. Enrolment is limited. See Cooperative Education for details.
Chemical Engineering Technology courses are taught at the Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario.
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As a student in Chemical Engineering Technology you’ll work in labs designed to imitate the real-world workplace. Want a sneak preview? Take a virtual tour of our Chemical Engineering Labs.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS CHEM16682 Applied Chemistry 1 6 MATH13314 Introductory Mathematics for Chemical Sciences 3 CHEM10371 Lab Techniques 4 ENGI19282 Electricity 1 3 CULT10001G The Impact of Culture on the Canadian Workplace 3 Total: 19
CODE TITLE CREDITS CHEM20379 Applied Chemistry 2 6 MATH17900 Intermediate Mathematics for Chemical Sciences 3 BIOL10101 Microbiology 4 PHYS19554 Physics for Chemical Sciences 3 ENGI10734 Industrial Systems 2 General Education Course (Open) 3 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS CHEM25770 Analytical Chemistry 1 5 CHEM21471 Organic Chemistry 1 5 CHEM20342 Inorganic Chemistry 1 2 CHEM25415 Instrumental Analysis 1 5 MATH22981 Differential Calculus 3 HEAL12535 Occupational Health and Safety 3 Total: 23
CODE TITLE CREDITS CHEM27025 Analytical Chemistry 2 5 CHEM29536 Organic Chemistry 2 4 CHEM21022 Inorganic Chemistry 2 3 CHEM29479 Instrumental Analysis 2 5 MATH22558 Integral Calculus 3 General Education Course (Open) 3 COWT 10022 Cooperative Education Forum 1 Total: 24 COWT19999 Co-op Work Term 7
CODE TITLE CREDITS ENGI30512 Unit Operations 1 5 CHEM34137 Physical Chemistry 1 5 ENGI29839 Chemical Process Industries 1 2 ENGI35203 Instrumentation and Process Control 4 ENGI27086 Technical Report 1 2 CHEM36472 Biochemistry 4 SCIE16007 Environmental Science 3 ENG134004 Fluid Mechanics 2 Total: 27 COWT20799 Co-op Work Term 7
CODE TITLE CREDITS ENGI37798 Unit Operations 2 4 CHEM30104 Physical Chemistry 2 4 ENGI39430 Chemical Process Industries 2 2 ENGI33126 Technical Report 2 2 ENGI31161 Heat Transfer 2 ENGI28557 Materials 3 MATH27597 Statistics 3 General Education Course (Open) 3 Total: 23 COWT39207 Co-op Work Term 7
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)
- One Chemistry, Grade 11 (U) or Grade 12 (C)
- Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (MCT4C) or Grade 11 Functions (MCF3M) or Grade 11 Functions and Relations (MCR3U) or any Grade 12 (U) mathematics course
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements will be invited to complete pre-admission tests in mathematics and English. Applicants asked to take the test are considered for admission to Term 1 contingent on receiving a minimum grade of 60% in both the pre-admission mathematics/English tests.
Applicants lacking the Mathematics admission requirement for this program may wish to upgrade their Mathematics prior to application. For upgrading information, please contact us.
Applicants may also consider applying to our Technology Fundamentals program. Successful completion of this program will meet the Mathematics requirement and will provide a broader sense of the Science and Technology fields.
Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses), and/or results of pre-admission testing.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
Admission at an Advanced Level (Direct Entry)
Students may apply for admission at an Advanced Level (Direct Entry) to Year 2 of this program if they have relevant credits from a university or college. Students have to complete certain courses from Year 1 prior to graduation.
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
Chemical Engineering Technology graduates may work with chemists and engineers in laboratory and industrial areas of the chemical industries.
Students in this program may apply to the co-op program during their third academic semester. Enrolment in the co-op program is limited through an additional co-op application process that takes place during second year. Students in the co-op program are eligible to complete three co-op work terms prior to graduation. The program-specific academic standard required for participation in co-op can be found here: Academic Standards for Co-op and Internship.
Co-operative Education is a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with paid or unpaid work experience within a professional environment. Co-op work terms are related specifically to the academic studies of each student. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You’ll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.
Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the work term. The co-op component is delivered by Sheridan’s Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1,800 Co-op/Internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.
Learn more about Co-operative Education and Internships at Sheridan.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Perform all work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations, standards, practices and guidelines.
- Implement, co-ordinate and evaluate quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
- Troubleshoot industrial or chemical processes and laboratory equipment.
- Solve complex problems and perform tasks by applying principles of mathematics, physics, chemistry and chemical engineering.
- Perform, co-ordinate, implement and validate laboratory procedures to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses and tests.
- Prepare and purify compounds using standard synthesis and purification procedures.
- Maintain and control industrial or chemical processes and assist with their design using chemical engineering principles.
- Analyze and interpret data using statistical methods.
- Select and use current technologies in chemical engineering tasks and projects.
- Prepare, modify, interpret and present technical documents for chemical engineering applications.
- Apply best practices for sustainability.
- Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in a multi-disciplinary workplace.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$4,444.07
Notes: Co-op students must pay an additional fee of $535 in the term prior to each co-op work term.
Fees for International students$17,285.07
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Ontario College Advanced DiplomaCo-op
Full-time 3 years Program code: PCETY
|Sep 2021||Davis Campus (Brampton)||Available|
|Jan 2022||Davis Campus (Brampton)||Available|
|Jan 2021||Davis Campus (Brampton)||Closed|
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