Chemical Engineering Technology
|Duration:||6 Semesters (3 Years)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, Winter, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Advanced Diploma|
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, QA/QC systems
- Environmental chemistry
Choose between the co–operative education option (CHYC) and the non–co–operative education mode (CHY). In each option, the sequence, time of delivery and scope of the academic semesters is the same (excluding professional theory and practice subjects required by the co–operative education students).
All students in this program follow the inte– grated model shown under “Co–operative Education Option”. Students in the non–co–op mode (CHY) will be “on vacation” when co–op students are on work–term.
Since the number of seats at the third semester level is limited, students who fail to maintain a semester grade point average 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.
Program Learning Outcomes:
This Seneca College program meets the system-wide standards as set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:
- Apply mathematical, physical, and chemical concepts to the performance of assigned tasks and the analysis of problems.
- Conduct and interpret manual and instrumental quantitative and qualitative analyses* and tests accurately using prescribed laboratory procedures.
- Prepare organic and inorganic compounds using standard synthetic* and purification procedures.
- Perform statistical calculations to report the results of analyses and tests.
- Perform relevant Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures.
- Apply computer skills relevant to the chemical engineering technology field.
- Maintain and troubleshoot* process and laboratory equipment.
- Apply knowledge of design principles to industrial chemical systems.
- Analyze the operation of industrial chemical processes.
- Operate chemical processes.
- Apply problem-solving skills to chemical engineering technology.
- Use interpersonal and communication skills appropriate to the chemical engineering technology environment.
- Ensure that all assigned work is performed in compliance with relevant occupational health, safety, and environmental law, legislation, and regulations; established policies and procedures; and in accordance with ethical principles.
- develop a plan for continued professional growth.
Essential Employability Skills:
Graduates of this program are also expected to demonstrate the essential employability skills learning outcomes as outlined on the Ministry of Training, College and Universities website.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the College Preparation (C), University Preparation (U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older)
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
- \Grade 11 Biology (C) or (U)
- Grade 12 Chemistry (C)
- Grade 12 Mathematics*: MCT4(C) Mathematics for College Technology (recommended grade 60% or over) or Grade 12 (U) Mathematics, MHF4(U) (Advanced Functions) or MCV4(U) (Calculus and Vectors)
- Applicant grades in pre–requisite subjects (or their equivalents) may be used as a basis for the selection of candidates.
* Seneca may also consider applicants with good grades in MAP4(C) (80% or over recommended) or MCR3(U) (70% or over). Students with grades lower than these recommended benchmarks and who test below the appropriate level in the skills assessment can expect to be placed into a preparatory mathematics course or will be counselled to enroll in the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals Certificate Program.
Note: All applicants who are offered admission to programs in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology will have an English and Mathematics skills assessment. The assessments are used for academic placement in English and Mathematics courses that are appropriate to the student’s skill level. In the event a preparatory course is required before enrolling in the standard first semester English or Mathematics, students will automatically be timetabled into the appropriate preparatory course.
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
Your advanced diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology will help launch your career in research and development, quality control/quality assurance, manufacturing, or technical sales areas of the chemical industries including the plastics and ceramics industries. You may also pursue careers in the analytical or occupational health and safety areas of the environmental industries including government institutes (Ministries of Labour and Environment and Energy).
All students are required to follow guidelines, policies and procedures set down by the School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry.
Common First Year
In the School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry, the Technician (2–year) and Technologist (3–year) programs have a common first year, that is, semester one and semester two.
Areas of Study
As a student of CHY, you’ll focus your studies on analytical and instrumental chemistry, organic and industrial chemistry, polymer chemistry and technology, metallurgy, ceramics, composites, environmental analysis, health and chemistry, as well as a common first year of basic biology, chemistry and mathematics.
Affiliations and Associations
- Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) through the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT)
Graduate with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 or greater in this program and you may be eligible to enter the B.Sc. programs at the University of Guelph or York University.
Diploma to Degree... and Beyond
Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):
|York University||• Bachelor of Science in Chemistry|
|University of Guelph||• Bachelor of Science |
|McMaster University||• Bachelor of Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology|
|University of Ontario Institute of Technology||• Bachelor of Applied Science in Nuclear Power (Honours) – Bridge Program|
|Western University||• Bachelor of Engineering Science|
|Cape Breton University||• Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Environmental Studies or Petroleum majors|
• Bachelor of Technology – Emergency Management
• Bachelor of Engineering Technology – Petroleum
|Royal Roads University||• Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science or Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management|
|University at Buffalo||• Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering|
One of the general education subjects must be a literature subject (from any category), for which EAC150 is a pre-requisite.
A general education subject (other than EAC), is a pre-requisite for SES391.
FAST TRACK into Semester 3
With existing post–secondary education in biology, biotechnology, chemistry or pharmaceutical sciences or technology disciplines, you may qualify to FAST TRACK your studies by entering directly into the second year of this program. The granting of credits beyond semester two is possible in exceptional cases. FAST TRACK entry may, at the discretion of the department, be offered to partially qualified candidates, in conjunction with requirements to complete additional subjects from semesters one or two.
Co-operative Education Option
Should you choose the co–operative education option, you’ll find that it’s an important partnership between the employer, the College and you. Following the third academic semester, you’ll begin to integrate your academic study with practical work experience in industrial, governmental and university laboratories. The experience you’ll gain during these work–placement semesters provides considerable reinforcement to your overall studies and is a way for you to connect with employers for potential future employment.
As part of the graduation requirements, you’ll be required to successfully complete the professional theory and practice subjects, and two out of the three available work–term semesters. In this option, you must achieve a high academic standing (G.P.A. 3.0) in each semester, while maintaining a full course load (5 subjects), as well as fulfilling other responsibilities in order to continue in the program or qualify for the work semesters.
A “Policies and Guidelines for Students” document, that elaborates on this cautionary note, is available from the School or the Faculty of Technology Co–operative Education office.
Admission to the Co–operative Education program is by application during the third academic semester. Note that a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 (cumulative from semesters one and two, as well as a minimum “B” grade in EAC 150 is required to be eligible, but does not necessarily guarantee entry into the co– operative education option. As part of the selection process, the Promotion Committee will play a key role in assessing the suitability of students to participate in co–operative education.
- Co–op students must complete a minimum of two work–terms to qualify for a co–op designation.
- Co–op students are eligible for a four–month work–term after semester three.
- Co–op students are eligible for a four to eight– month work–term after semester four.
- Co–op students are eligible for a four to eight–month work–term after semester five:
|Year 1||Academic 1||Academic 2/1||Vacation/Academic 2|
|Year 2||Academic 3||Work Term 1||Academic 4|
|Year 3 & 4||Completion of Academic 5 (Jan-Apr) and Academic 6
(Sep-Dec), as well as completion of Work Term 2/3
(various pathways dependent on work term length).
|Semester 1||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|ICA001||Introduction to Computers and Applications||2|
|Semester 2||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|ACA273||Advanced Computer Applications||3|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|Semester 3||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CHO333||Chemistry - Organic||3|
|CIT333||Inorganic Chemistry Theory||3|
|SES391||Effective Technical Writing||3|
|TAC333||Techniques in Analytical Chemistry||5|
|CPP100||Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)||2|
|CWT100||Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)|
|Semester 4||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|BIC633||Biochemistry for Analytical Chemistry||5|
|OCC433||Occupational Health and Chemistry I||4|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|CPP200||Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)||2|
|CWT200||Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)|
|Semester 5||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CNG533||Chemical Engineering Fluid Transfer and Heat Transfer||5|
|ECI533||Electronics for Chemical Instrumentation||4|
|EII533||Environmental Impact of Industrial Processes||3|
|MTR533||Materials and Metallurgy||6|
|CWT300||Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)|
|Semester 6||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CNG633||Process Control and Industrial Safety||5|
|CPM633||Ceramics and Composite Materials||4|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|For more information, please visit our website at biochem.senecacollege.ca.|
|Program Student Advisor:||Monica Russell
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33769
|Co-op Coordinator:||Zahra Hirji
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33218
|Program Chair:||Iain McNab
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33410
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Carsten Wuertz
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22803
|International Admissions Advisor:||Aakashni Ram
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22085
|Registration & Records Advisor:||Diane Duerden
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33006