Engineering Chemistry

Queen's Engineering Chemistry facilities

Since its creation in 1895, the Engineering Chemistry program has produced graduates that have a firm grasp of fundamental science as well as the engineering tools that are needed to put this knowledge into practice. Accreditation by the Canadian Society for Chemistry as a chemistry program, and the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board as an engineering program, allows graduates to pursue professional careers in both disciplines – a truly unique benefit of an Engineering Chemistry degree.

The curriculum combines fundamental studies of analytical, electrochemical and organic chemistry with extensive training in engineering sciences such as transport phenomena, thermodynamics and reaction kinetics. This positions Engineering Chemists at the interface between emerging chemistry and engineering design, where innovative solutions the most challenging problems in the chemical sciences are conceived and developed. Although our graduates have applied their skills in a wide range of market sectors, the program is focused on three design specialties: Chemical Diagnostics, Process Synthesis, and Electrochemical Energy Systems.

If you have questions, please contact our Undergraduate Program Assistant:

Liann Joanette
Tel: 613-533-6000 x74829
Email: liann.joanette@queensu.ca
Office: Dupuis Hall, Room 201

How to Apply

Chemical Diagnostics

Chemical Diagnostics

  • Devices for biomedical and environmental monitoring
  • Forensic and security analyses
  • Microfluids
Process Synthesis

Process Synthesis

  • Pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and polymers
  • Green chemistry for responsible process design
  • Commodity chemicals
Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

  • Thermodynamics of energy conversion and storage
  • Fuel cells, electrolysers, batteries, photovoltaics, supercapacitors