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What will I learn?

In the Chemical Engineering program at UNB, you’ll learn how to transform raw materials into useful products while protecting the environment, managing resources, and meeting strict health and safety standards. You’ll also explore chemical processes that improve efficiency, reduce costs, and increase safety and security. Examples include the development of more affordable drugs, more efficient fuels, and better pollution controls. In other words, you’ll explore ways to make the world a better place.

Chemical Engineering is available as a major in the Bachelor of Science in engineering program. Two option programs within the technical electives stream are available: Energy Conversion Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

UNB’s Chemical Engineering program consists of award-winning professors in teaching and research as well as students who have been recognized nationally for the quality of their senior design projects. In addition, our small class sizes mean greater interaction between you, your instructors, and your peers.

Hands-on learning:

Co-operative Education (Co-op) program

Laboratory experience

Chemical plant design course/project

Skills you will acquire:

Communication (written and oral)

Problem solving

Critical thinking





Process engineer

Research and Development engineer

Technical sales engineer

Environmental engineer

Process safety and risk engineer

Project manager

Process consultant

Campus: Students may complete all 4 years of these Engineering programs in Fredericton, or may complete the first two years in Saint John and then transfer to Fredericton for the remainder of their program.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Applied Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$8,838.00 (US$ 6,409) per year
International Differential Fee: CAN $10,046

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 January 2023


University of New Brunswick

Fredericton Campus,

3 Bailey Drive,


New Brunswick (NB),

E3B 5A3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school students applying to undergraduate programs at the University of New Brunswick. USA: General Certificate of Secondary Education with grades of A or B. Applicants who have completed Grade 12 of an accredited high school program must satisfy UNB's minimum program-specific requirements (minimum B average). Criteria such as academic standing, rank in class and SAT scores may also be used to determine a candidates admissibility. ACT scores are not required. International students require the following English language proficiency minimum scores for direct entry into most academic programs: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL iBT 85, CAEL 60, or Pearson Vue Test 59.

For international students

High school students applying to undergraduate programs at the University of New Brunswick must meet the following three sets of requirements in order to be considered for admission.

The University of New Brunswick accepts qualified applicants from all countries. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

English language proficiency requirements:

TOEFL IBT with a minimum overall score of 85
IELTS or IELTS Indicator with a minimum overall score of 6.5
CAEL CE or CAEL Online with a minimum overall score of 60
Pearson Vue Test with a minimum score of 59
Cambridge English Assessment C1 advanced or C2 proficiency with a minimum score of 176
Duolingo with a minimum overall score of 115

Application Deadline: Fall term (September start) — apply before June 1; Winter term (January start) — apply before Oct. 1; Summer (various start dates from May–August) — apply before Feb. 1

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Canadore College

About University of New Brunswick

UNB is a leading research and innovation university with a focus on entrepreneurial success and has the third-highest graduate rate in Canada.

  • Over 75 undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 2 campus locations in the scenic province of New Brunswick
  • 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 1 in every 2 high school students receive a scholarship

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