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Centre for Career and Personal Development Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering involves transforming raw materials into useful products whether those products are used in oil and gas, manufacturing or in the emerging field of biomedical engineering.

Chemical engineers are on the front lines of significant advancements in a wide range of industries. They also play a key role in the growing markets for environmentally friendly products and processes. As a chemical engineer, you could design and oversee the processes involved in producing everything from refined petroleum products to pharmaceuticals.

Key Skills & Knowledge

  • Processing steps used to convert materials into more usable forms
  • Computer skills, including use of computer modeling software
  • Analytical and critical thinking and development of solutions to complex problems
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Teamwork and project management

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at

  • Adhesives Engineer
  • Biochemical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Completions Engineer
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Exploitation Engineer
  • Explosives Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Fuels Engineer
  • Integrity Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Pipeline Transport Engineer
  • Polymer Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Pulp and Paper Engineer
  • Refinery Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Waste Treatment Engineer

Potential Industries

  • Adhesives and Coatings Production
  • Biomedicine
  • Energy
  • Environmental Management
  • Fermentation Processes
  • Food and Beverage Processing
  • Healthcare
  • Metal Extraction and Refining                      
  • Metallurgy
  • Natural Gas Processing
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics and Composite Materials
  • Pollution Control and Environmental Protection
  • Process Control and Simulation
  • Pulp and Paper Manufacturing
  • Refining


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Did you know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.

Key Contacts

Faculty Contact

Engineering Student Centre
Engineering Block C 205
T: 403.220.5732

Engineering Career Centre
Engineering Block C 205
T: 403.220.3089


Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020