Chemical Engineering Technology Co-op Overview

Co-op Format (Fall Intake)

September to DecemberJanuary to AprilMay to August
Semester 1Semester 2Vacation
Semester 3 Semester 4Work Term 1 (Co-op)
Semester 5Work Term 2 (Co-op)Work Term 3 (Co-op)
Work Term 4 (Co-op)Semester 6 


Co-op Format (Winter Intake)

September to December January to AprilMay to August
 Semester 1Semester 2
Semester 3Semester 4Work Term 1 (Co-op)
Semester 5Work Term 2 (Co-op)Work Term 3 (Co-op)
Work Term 4 (Co-op)Semester 6 

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Co-op Delivery and Fees

This program has a mandatory co-op, as part of the program of study. The annual co-op fee structure can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.

For questions, please contact the Co-op Specialist listed at the bottom of the webpage.

Driver’s License and Vehicle

Please note that the majority of co-op positions for this program require that students have a valid driver’s license ('G' class preferred) and access to a vehicle.

Co-op Designation

This program offers four co-op work term opportunities but requires two completed co-op work terms for the co-op designation. 

Work Term Capabilities

(which do not reflect individual work experiences & exposures)

Work Term 1

  • Chemical engineering principles
  • Material and energy balances
  • Kinetic analysis
  • Fluid flow and heat transfer analysis
  • ISO concepts and ASTM
  • Quality assurance concepts (Matrix spiking, internal and external standards, standard addition)
  • Small scale glassware use (distillation, extraction, drying, filtration)
  • Instrument use (pH, thermocouples, refractive index, melting point)
  • Spectrophotometric methods of analysis (Spectroscopy - AA, UV-VIS, IR)
  • Analytical methods of analysis (titrimetric, gravimetric, redox, chromatography, acid-base normality, auto-titration)
  • Pharmaceutical and food quality guidelines (GLPs, GMPs, ICH, USP, HAACP, Codex)
  • Excel / macro programming

Work Term 2, 3, and 4

  • Organic synthesis and analysis
  • Instrumental methods of analysis (GC/MS, HPLC, NMR)
  • Data acquisition and control
  • Basic electronic and electrical design
  • Sensor calibration and diagnostics
  • Project management concepts
  • Law and ethics concepts
Co-op Pay RangeCo-op Pay Average
Range: $18.75 - $25.00Average: $22.00

For further information, please contact:

Rebecca Larson, Co-op Specialist
Phone: 905-575-2163
Email: rebecca.larson [at] (Rebecca Larson)