Technical Electives

Approved Technical Electives

Students should consult the Academic Calendar for course availability and pre-requisites. Electives may be cancelled if enrolment is low or if a suitable instructor is not available.

Students must take a minimum of 6 technical elective credits from CHBE courses.

Course Title Program Credits
CHBE 3701
Fundamentals of Sustainable Engineering CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 3732
Water Pollution Control CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 402
Biomass Fractionation Technology CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 451
Engineering Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 476
Modelling and Optimization in Chemical Engineering CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 477
Fuel Cell and Electrochemical Engineering CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 478
Polymer Science and Processing CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 482
Petroleum Refining Process Modelling and Simulation CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 483
Syllabus (TBA)
Energy Engineering CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 4852
Air Pollution Prevention and Control CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 486
Waste Management for Resource Recovery CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 487
Interfacial Phenomena CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 488
Carbon Capture, Conversion and Sequestration Technologies CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 4913 Thesis Proposal CHML/CHBE 1
CHBE 4923 Thesis (following CHBE 491) CHML/CHBE 5
CHBE 4954 Thesis Proposal-Biotechnology Topic CHML/CHBE 1
CHBE 4964 Thesis-Biotechnology Topic (following CHBE 495) CHML/CHBE 5
CHBE 381
Bioprocess Engineering I CHML 3
CHBE 481
Syllabus (TBA)
Bioprocess Engineering II CHML 3
CHBE 474
Process Control Engineering CHBE 3


1CHBE 370 may be taken as a technical elective by students who started in CHBE prior to 2019W only.

2CHBE 373 and CHBE 485 may only be taken as a technical elective by students who started in CHBE in 2019W or later or started 3rd year courses in 2020W or later.

3CHBE 491 and CHBE 492 must be taken together.

4CHBE 495 and CHBE 496 must be taken together.

Course Title Credits
APSC 2781 Engineering Materials 3
APSC 440 Management Fundamentals for Technology-Based Product Marketing and Development 3
APSC 486 New Venture Design 6
APSC 498 Directed Studies 1-6
BIOC 202 Introductory Medical Biochemistry 3
BIOC 302 General Biochemistry 3
BIOL 200 Fundamentals of Cell Biology 3
BIOL 201 Intro to Biochemistry 3
CAPS 391 Introduction to Gross Human Anatomy 3
CHEM 405 Biophysical Chemistry 3
COMR 457
(COMM 457)2
Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 3
FNH 301 Food Chemistry 3
FNH 309 Food Processing 3
FNH 313 Food Microbiology 3
MECH 433 Biofluids 3
MECH 495 Industrial Engineering 3
MECH 496 Engineering Management 3
MINE 486 Mining and the Environment 3
MINE 488 Heavy Oil Sand Mining and Processing 3
MTRL 358 Hydrometallurgy I 3
MTRL 458 Hydrometallurgy II 3
MTRL 495 Biomaterials 3
PHYS 305 Introduction to Biophysics 3


1Only for students in Chemical and Biological Engineering.

2Only for students completing the Minor in Commerce Program.

Non-approved technical electives

To receive credit towards the technical elective program requirement for courses not found on the Approved Technical Elective list, students must seek permission from an undergraduate program advisor before the student takes the course.

To request permission, email Permission to take a technical elective is at the instructor’s discretion should any pre-requisites be incomplete.