CHBE Graduate Students can refer to the CHBE Graduate Handbook for the course requirements for their program. Research students must consult with their supervisors before registering for courses including courses taken outside of the department.
Course offerings change annually.

All student course selections must be approved. MEng students can consult with the graduate office for approval.

CHBE Graduate Courses – 2024W

CHBE 502Biomass Fractionation Chemistry23
CHBE 505F*Introduction to Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers23
CHBE 550AFAdvanced Reactor Design13
CHBE 551 FEngineering Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics23
CHBE 552 Optimization Methods23
CHBE 553A FMath Operations in Chemical Engineering23
CHBE 554 FMomentum, Heat and Mass Transfer13
CHBE 560 F>Biological Engineering23
CHBE 564Industrial Biotechnology Lab.23
CHBE 565FAdvanced Process Control13
CHBE 572Technologies for Human and Environmental Health23
CHBE 5773Electrochemical Science, Engineering and Technology23
CHBE 5834Energy Engineering for Climate Change and Sustainability13
CHBE 5852Air Pollution Prevention and Air Quality Engineering13
CHBE 5886Carbon Capture, Conversion and Sequestration Technologies
Course webpage
CHBE 549MSc Thesis Course1 & 212
CHBE 596Engineering Report1 & 26
CHBE 597Masters Thesis Proposal1 & 22
CHBE 598Seminar1 & 21
CHBE 599MASc Thesis Course1 & 212
CHBE 697PhD Thesis Proposal1 & 22
CHBE 698Seminar (PhD)1 & 21
CHBE 699PhD Thesis Course1 & 212


F        Fundamental course
F*      Core for Non-Chemical Engineering Background. Instructor permission required
>       Limited seats
*       Instructor permission required

1Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 473 or CHBE 573

2Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 485 or CHBE 585

3Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 477 or CHBE 577

4Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 483 or CHBE 583

5Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 487 or CHBE 587

6Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 488 or CHBE 588

7Credit will be granted for only one of GBPR 501 or CHBE402


  • For course descriptions, see the UBC Calendar:  CHBE Course Description | UBC Academic Calendar
  • Course schedule is subject to change.
  • CEEN 501 is not a permissible course for CHBE students
  • Students will not receive credit for MECH 501 and MECH 577 if they have taken similar CHBE Courses.
  • Students will not receive credit for graduate courses if they have taken similar courses previously.
  • CHBE Research Graduate students must register in the seminar and a thesis course each term.