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Get a degree in Agricultural, Food and Biological Engineering
University of British Columbia

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers accredited programs leading to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering and to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Environmental Science and Engineering and Sustainability principles are integrated in individual courses and in dedicated specific technical electives.  

Through their academic courses, students also become well versed in computation, product and process design, and process simulation software. Chemical and Biological Engineering is a unique program that provides an opportunity for students to combine interests in life sciences with engineering.  Students are trained for professional employment in the growing fields of biotechnology, chemicals and food bioprocessing, environmental services, pharmaceuticals health care and biomedical engineering.  Graduates from this program can also continue their studies in the medical field. The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers research and course based graduate programs:


  • Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) and
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Department also operates joint research programs at the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. levels with the Michael Smith Laboratories, the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL) and the Pulp and Paper Research Centre (PPC) in areas of common interests.

Co-op programs are offered for Master of Applied Science.

The MASc, MSc and PhD programs are administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G&PS) at the Vancouver campus.


Master of Engineering (MEng)

The Department has opened applications to its course based Master of Engineering (MEng) degree program.  The Master of Engineering is a course-based program designed for engineers wishing to upgrade their training. During this 12-16 month program students take a prescribed set of courses.

Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL)

The Faculty of Applied Science offers a suite of Professional Masters in Engineering Leadership.  The Master of Engineering Leadership is a one-year professional degree programs for practicing professionals who want to excel in their careers, broaden their technical perspectives and gain new business and leadership skills. Students undergo cross-disciplinary technical instruction and personal leadership development.  Visit UBC Applied Science Professional Programs for more information on the Master of Engineering Leadership and to submit an online application.  Masters in Engineering Leadership (MEL) programs include:



Chemical and Biological Engineering

Vancouver Campus
2360 East Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3
Tel 604 822 3238
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