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Undergraduate Program

A BEng degree at McGill is well earned, respected worldwide, and can be completed in a relatively short time. This fully accredited Engineering program is recognized by professional engineering bodies. Completion of the BEng may take only 3 years of full-time study for students with an appropriate background. Students who need to make up for some basic science courses may take another semester (4 months). Many students take advantage of minor specialty programs, which could add one more semester.

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What is Chemical Engineering and Who Are Chemical Engineers?

Chemical engineers are NOT chemists, they are "process and systems engineers" also involved with chemistry -- to a degree. It takes a chemical engineer to produce by the ton what perhaps a chemist developed in a test tube: plastics, chemicals, rubber, gasoline, pharmaceuticals, paper, fertilizers, etc. Nowadays it is not just chemistry, it is also:

Where we live

It is easy and, compared to other North American cities, relatively cheap to live in Montreal. Since McGill campus is right downtown, you want and can live in the downtown area. Montreal is unique because people live in, work in and enjoy downtown which is safe and lively all the time - at 1pm or 1am.

Student Life

Our Chemical Engineering curriculum keeps the students quite together. They follow the same set of classes, work in groups on all kinds of assignments in all kinds of courses. They are like a big family - everybody knows everybody else.

There are many student-organized activities, good deal of them under the auspices of a very active Student Chapter of the CSChE.

Students also provide their own input into this Departmental web site with their own web page series.

And student life in Montreal - is just fabulous!

Graduate Program

Chemical Engineering has been taught at McGill since 1908. The first doctorate was awarded in 1935, and our program has subsequently grown to accommodate approximately 90 full-time PhD and MEng candidates, and postdoctoral researchers. Our alumni occupy many key positions in industrial, academic and governmental organizations in Canada and throughout the world.