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.

Syllabi are uploaded as available at the time and are subject to change.

Course Title Program Credits
CHBE 373
Water and Wastewater Technology and Engineering CHML/CHBE 4
CHBE 402
Biomass Fractionation Technology CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 451
Engineering Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 472
Technologies for Human and Environmental Heath CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 473
Environmental Engineering and Sustainability Leadership CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 4744
Process Control Engineering CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 476
Advanced Process Engineering and Simulation CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 477
Fuel Cell and Electrochemical Engineering CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 478
Polymer Science and Processing CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 483
Energy Engineering for Climate Change and Sustainability CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 485
Air Pollution Prevention and Air Quality Engineering CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 486
Waste Mitigation and Processing 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 4911 Thesis Proposal CHML/CHBE 1
CHBE 4921 Thesis (following CHBE 491) CHML/CHBE 5
CHBE 4952 Thesis Proposal-Biotechnology Topic CHML/CHBE 1
CHBE 4962 Thesis-Biotechnology Topic (following CHBE 495) CHML/CHBE 5
CHBE 5545
Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer CHML/CHBE 3
CHBE 381
Biological Engineering and Bio-Manufacturing I CHML 3
CHBE 481
Biological Engineering and Bio-Manufacturing II CHML 4
APSC 278
Engineering Materials CHBE 3
CHBE 471
Chemical Process Engineering CHBE 4


1CHBE 491 and CHBE 492 must be taken together.

2CHBE 495 and CHBE 496 must be taken together.

3Students completing the Minor in Science Program may use one 3-credit course that is used to fulfill the minor requirement (300/400 level Science) as technical elective credit, subject to approval by a Program Advisor. Please contact for further information.

4Students in the Chemical Engineering program who took CHBE 356 (3) instead of CHBE 356 (4) must take CHBE 474.

5Permission for graduate course required. Please fill out the request form.

Course Title Credits
APSC 486 New Venture Design 6
BMEG 372 Biomedical Materials and Drug Delivery 3
BMEG 373 Microfluidics 3
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 302 Atmospheric Environmental Chemistry 3
CHEM 405 Biophysical Chemistry 3
FNH 301 Food Chemistry 3
FNH 309 Food Processing 3
FNH 313 Food Microbiology 3
MINE 486 Mining and the Environment 3
MTRL 358 Hydrometallurgy I 3
MTRL 458 Hydrometallurgy II 3
MTRL 495 Biomaterials 3
PHYS 305 Introduction to Biophysics 3
Students can only take a maximum of 3 credits from the following courses:
APSC 440 Management Fundamentals for Technology-Based Product Marketing and Development 3
COMR 329* Principles of Organizational Behaviour 3
COMR 398* Introduction to Business Processes and Operations 3
COMR 457* Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 3
COMR 458* Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting 3
COMR 465* Marketing Management 3
COMR 473* Business Finance 3
ENVR 410 Energy, Environment and Society 3
MECH 495 Industrial Engineering 3
MECH 496 Engineering Management 3
MINE 405 Introduction to Risk Management for Mining and Large Industrial Projects 3


*Only for students with 3 or more TE’s. For students with 2 TE’s, COMR 457 is permitted for students with a COMM minor.

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.