Chemical Engineering Technology - 533

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
Gain the skills necessary for diverse careers in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, foods, beverages, chemical, biochemical research and analysis, chemical quality control and environmental protection.​

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.
  • Instrumental analysis methods.
  • Quality assessment and control protocols.
  • Process control and automation using programmable logic controllers.
  • Chemical process unit operations including distillation, evaporation, drying.
  • Modeling of chemical process.
  • Sustainability concepts in chemical engineering.
  • Principles of biotechnology and environmental engineering.

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.

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Program Length

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

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Admission

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 ≥ 60% or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent*
    • Senior Chemistry is recommended

Options are available for mature applicants.


Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Tuition and Fees

2024 - 2025 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees$881.96$785.16
Co-op Fees$321.32$314.34
Compulsory Program Fees$0.00$0.00
Domestic Tuition$1,354.04$1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester$2,557.32$2,453.54
Total 1st Year Fees$5,010.86

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


2024 - 2025 International Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee$8,525.00$8,525.00
Co-op Fees$321.32$314.34
Program Compulsory Fees$0.00$0.00
International Tax Recovery$450.00$375.00
Total International Per Semester$9,296.32$9,214.34
Total 1st Year Fees$18,510.66

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Financial Assistance

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

Available Financial Assistance Resources:

Apply for Awards:

By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • Through 600 hours of practical hands-on laboratory experience.
  • By completing a capstone project in conjunction with industrial partners.
  • Through 16 months of co-operative education work experience.

This co-op program has been accredited by CEWIL Canada. This represents the highest standard of achievement for co-op programs in Canada.

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

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 

Learn more about Chemical Engineering Technology

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] mohawkcollege.ca (Rebecca Larson)

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 Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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.

Career Opportunities

Your future career options

  • Chemical Engineering Technologist

Where you could work - Sectors:

  • Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals
  • Energy
  • Food and beverages
  • Education
  • Environmental Protection
  • Chemical production
  • Materials
  • Water industry

Type of work:

  • Chemical laboratories
  • Industrial chemical plants
  • Water/Wastewater treatment facilities
  • Research and development laboratories or pilot plants
  • Technical sales

Opportunities for grads

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

Affiliations

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

Educational Pathways

 

Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.

 

Pathways within Mohawk

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. * 

This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

Pathways beyond Mohawk

Earn a degree:

See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

Tech requirements

Students will need to have access to a computer with high speed internet connection and capability to run Microsoft 365 software.

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Philippines: 180011102544

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*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

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