Chemical Engineering Technology - 533

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
Food and beverage production, crude oil refining, and wastewater treatment are all connected through Chemical Engineering Technology.

Program Highlights

  • High graduate and co-op placement rates.

  • State-of-the-art lab equipment and facilities

  • Excellent reputation among major chemical industries and government agencies.

What you'll learn

  • Industry-standard lab practices and sampling techniques.

  • Chemical process unit operations and modeling.

  • Instrumental analysis methods

  • Quality assessment and control protocols.

  • Unit operations including distillation, evaporation and drying.

  • Process control and automation using programmable logic controllers.

Mohawk’s Chemical Engineering Technology program prepares students for the workplace. Graduates have the theoretical and practical skills required to work in laboratories, chemical manufacturing plants, agriculture, refineries, pharmaceutical plants, food and beverage industries, municipal water and wastewater facilities.

Mohawk’s Chemical Engineering Technology program is recognized for its depth of hands-on laboratory experience and wide range of co-op placement opportunities.

Program Length

3 academic years (periods of 8 months), plus co-op

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Tuition and Fees

2019 - 2020 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $704.63 $635.86
Optional Ancillary Fees $104.43 $44.43
Co-op Fees $329.52 $273.43
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,492.62 $2,307.76
Total 1st Year Fees $4,800.38

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2019 - 2020 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,490.57 $7,550.57
Optional Ancillary Fees $104.43 $44.43
Co-op Fees $329.52 $273.43
Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Per Semester $8,374.52 $8,243.43
Total 1st Year Fees $16,617.95

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Additional Information


Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics; MAP4C ≥ 80% or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent*
    • Senior Chemistry is recommended
    • Senior Physics is recommended
  • Students should have a working knowledge of MS Office and Office Suite prior to starting the program. Computer Skills for College COMP CO002 or equivalent is recommended.

Note: Applicants that do not satisfy minimum requirements will be provided an alternate offer to Pre-Technology as a pathway to the desired program. Successful graduates from this program will be considered for advanced standing into the original program choice.

    Option are available for mature applicants.

    Language Requirements for International Students:

    • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

    Don't have the necessary requirements?

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

    Experiential Learning

    How you’ll gain skills

    To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

    Co-op Content

    Co-op Format (Fall Intake)

    September to December January to April May to August
    Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
    Semester 3  Semester 4 Work Term 1 (Co-op)
    Semester 5 Work 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 April May to August
    N/A Semester 1 Semester 2
    Semester 3 Semester 4 Work Term 1 (Co-op)
    Semester 5 Work Term 2 (Co-op) Work Term 3 (Co-op)
    Work Term 4 (Co-op) Semester 6  

    Learn more about Chemical Engineering Technology

    Work Term Capabilities

    (which do not reflect individual work experiences & exposures)

    Work Term 1

    • Fundamental material balances
    • Gravimetric analysis
    • Titrimetric analysis
    • Fluid flow analysis
    • Heat transfer analysis
    • pH measurements
    • Spectrophotometric analysis (AA,UV-VIS)
    • Water hardness testing
    • Material hardness testing
    • Material and energy balances
    • Chemical engineering principles
    • Kinetic analysis
    • Project management concepts
    • Quality Assurance Concepts (Matrix spiking, internal and external standards, Standard Addition-
    • ISO concepts and ASTM
    • Basic electronic and electrical design
    • Small scale glassware use (distillation, extractions, drying, filtrations)
    • Instrument use (thermocouples, refractive index, melting point)
    • Analytical methods of analysis (redox, chromatography, acid-base normality, gravimetric analysis, autotitration)
    • Pharmaceutical and Food Quality guidelines (GLPs, GMPs, ICH, USP, HAACP, Codex)

    Work Term 2, 3, and 4

    • P.C. data acquisition and Control
    • Law and ethics concepts
    • Excel / macro programming
    • Sensor calibration and diagnostics
    • Analytical methods of analysis
    • Small scale glassware operations
    • Basic organic synthesis and analysis
    • Instrumental methods of analysis (spectroscopy - AA, UV, IR-, GC/MS, HPLC, NMR)
    • Project Management Concepts

    Salary Range

      Work Term 1 Work Term 2 Work Term 3 Work Term 4
    Range $14.98 - $23.67 $15.97 - $24.48 $16.50 - $25.50 $17.00 - $26.25
    Average $18.03 $18.92 $19.97 $21.06

    For further information, please contact:

    Julie Farnand, Co-op Specialist
    Phone: 905-575-2163
    Fax: 905-575-2359
    Email: julie.farnand [at] (Julie Farnand)



    Where you can go next

    • Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies: **
      • Brock University – Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
      • Davenport University – Bachelor of Business Administration General Business
      • McMaster University – Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    • Visit for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
    • View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
    • See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

    Your future career options

    • Chemical Engineering Technologist

    Where you could work includes:

    • Petrochemical Industries
    • Water/Wastewater Facilities
    • Chemical Laboratories
    • Pharmaceutical Industries
    • Food and Beverage Industries
    • Chemical Processing
    • Technical Sales
    • Research

    Opportunities for grads

    • Graduates may be eligible to be registered as associate members of The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).


    Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) upon submission of the Graduate Application form available through OACETT.

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    Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

    In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

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