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With its long tradition in research, the chemical engineering program will train you to conduct research and develop scientific and technical knowledge used in biotechnology, environmental applications, chemical processes, and the petroleum industry.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree in chemical engineering, or an equivalent degree.

Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.3 out of 4.33 or the equivalent.

French and English proficiency

Although knowledge of French or English is not a prerequisite for admission, students must be able to read and understand texts in French or in English to successfully complete this program. Students who are not proficient enough in these languages may have difficulty in their studies. Students must ensure that they have a good understanding of French or English and, if necessary, take steps to improve their language skills during their studies (for example at Université Laval’s language school). In the event of significant deficiencies, program direction can impose corrective measures. 

Research Areas

  • Biochemical engineering
  • Production of proteins, viruses, and vaccines
  • Biomolecular, cellular, and metabolic engineering
  • Process modelling, control, and optimization
  • Computer-assisted design
  • Catalysis
  • Nanoparticles
  • Fuel cells
  • Environmental catalysis
  • Polymer use
  • Polymer foams
  • Rheology
  • Flow measurement
  • Multiphase reactors
  • Environmental engineering
  • Air depollution
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions


For a full list of professors, please refer to the descriptions on the Faculty of Science and Engineering website giving their fields of research in chemical engineering. (In French only)