Chemical Engineering Technology (Co-op) - 533

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
Gain the skills necessary for diverse careers in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, foods, beverages, and materials as well as in the water treatment and energy sectors.

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.

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Program Length

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

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Program delivery

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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
  • 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.

    Options are available for mature applicants.

    Language Requirements for International Students:

    • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

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

    Don't have the necessary requirements?

    Tuition and Fees

    2021 - 2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees

    Description Semester 1 Semester 2
    Compulsory Ancillary Fees $831.02 $712.05
    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 $2,514.58 $2,339.52
    Total 1st Year Fees $4,854.10

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

    2021 - 2022 International Tuition and Fees

    Description Semester 1 Semester 2
    Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $8,095.00 $8,095.00
    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 $8,874.52 $8,743.43
    Total 1st Year Fees $17,617.95

    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

    Course Overview & Descriptions

    Click on the course title for a course description.

    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.

    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

    • 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 Range Co-op Pay Average
    Range: $14.00 - $30.00 Average: $20.00

    For further information, please contact:

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



    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 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.


    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 for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
    Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

    Additional Information

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

    Program Coordinator

    First year students, please contact Greg Matzke and second and third year students, please contact Ayaaz Pirani.


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    International Students

    Contact International Student Recruitment
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    Contact International
    Phone: 1-905-575-2254
    Toll free phone numbers:
    For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
    North China: 10-800-714-2521
    South China: 10-800-140-2541
    Brazil: 0800-022-7408
    Philippines: 180011102544

    Contact International Admissions
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    Contact International Admissions
    Phone: 1-905-575-2254

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

    Accessible Learning Services

    Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

    Program Coordinator

    First year students, please contact Greg Matzke and second and third year students, please contact Ayaaz Pirani.

    Student Success Advisors

    Student Success Advisors

    Canadian Domestic Students

    Fennell Campus (FF)
    Jan 2022
    Sep 2022
    Jan 2023

    International Students

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