Chemical Engineer (2134)

Chemical engineers research, design, and develop chemical processes and equipment, oversee the operation and maintenance of industrial chemical, plastics, pharmaceutical, resource, pulp and paper, and food processing plants and perform duties related to chemical quality control, environmental protection and biochemical or biotechnical engineering. Chemical engineers are employed in a wide range of manufacturing and processing industries, consulting firms, government, research and educational institutions. - N.O.C.

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Date modified: August 17, 2017

The University of Manitoba has an agreement with the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D., which allows students to obtain a degree in chemical engineering from the University of North Dakota by taking the Preliminary Engineering program at the University of Manitoba. Please see the link above for more information.

Links to Sites


Set Your Course Manitoba- career exploration site provided by the Province of Manitoba

Working in Canada - labour market information (salary, job outlook)

Alberta Learning Information Service - OCCinfo

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for U.S.

O*NET -detailed occupational information (U.S.)

A Day in the Life of a Chemical Engineer - from the Princeton Review

Engineers Canada

Canadian Society for Chemical Engineers

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Chemical Engineering Overview - Sloan Career Cornerstone Centre

-Chemical Engineering Education in the U.S.

Canadian University Programs in Chemical Engineering - from the Association of Universities & Colleges of Canada

Consulting Engineers of Manitoba

Chemical & Engingeering News - from the American Chemical Society

Discover Engineering Online

Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering

Engineers Without Borders Canada

Information for Foreign-trained Engineers - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

Date modified: March 28, 2017