M.Eng. On Campus

Chemical and Biological Engineering

12 months
21056 CAD/year
6193 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Chemical and Biological Engineering program from University of British Columbia is a course-based program designed for engineers wishing to upgrade their training.


Chemical & Biological Engineers have a strong understanding of how the physical, chemical and biological sciences intersect, complemented with mathematics.  Chemical & Biological Engineers are also trained in safety, the environment, economics and management.


Graduates in Chemical and Biological Engineering at University of British Columbia, have critical roles as leaders in:
  • Biological Systems Engineering
  • Sustainable Production of Healthy Food
  • Zero Carbon Emission Fuels and Energy
  • Biotechnology-based Production of Green Products, Materials and Renewable Fuels
  • Smart and Biodegradable Materials
  • Carbon Capture Technology to Reduce GHGs
  • Better, More Affordable Healthcare
  • Sustainable Management of Natural Resources
  • Sustainable Forest-based Products
  • Clean Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers
  • Advanced Reactor Design
  • Engineering Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Math Operations in Chemical Engineering
  • Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Biological Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3 Academic/professional references
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Intent
  • Writing Sample (published article, journal entry, graded essay or undergraduate thesis will be accepted)
  • Official transcripts (In-Progress and Conferred)
  • English Language Proficiency Test (Test scores must be sent directly to the University to complete your application).
  • GRE test scores are not required by our department at this time.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21056 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21056 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6193 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6193 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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