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Oshawa, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1967Established Year

Diploma (Chemical Engineering Technology)

 3 years
 full time
 on campus

$ 9,992 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • Durham College offers more than 450 pathway opportunities where students can earn both a diploma and a degree.
  • Durham College’s Chemical Engineering Technology Diploma is a 6-semesters program.
  • This program will provide students with hands-on experience and a solid background in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, nuclear physics and instrumental analysis including chromatography and spectroscopy, as well as process control and sustainability.
  • The core of the program will give students training and experience in the handling, analyzing, monitoring, processing, and properties of a wide variety of chemicals.
  • The Employment rate of Durham College is 86.6%.
  • Durham College has been ranked as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for six consecutive years
  • Durham College has Approximately 800 full-time staff and faculty and 1270 part-time staff and faculty.
  • Durham College has been ranked among Canada’s top 50 research colleges for three consecutive years.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration3 years
Fees$ 34,413 for 3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Apr 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)

Recommended courses:

  • Technical mathematics
  • Grade 12 chemistry and physics

Required Document List

  • Official Transcripts: Students must be required to submit a copy of their original transcripts.
  • ELP Scores: Students need to submit proof of English proficiency from the school or testing authority.

Application Deadline

Apr 01

Scores Required

6.5 / 9

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88 / 120

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60 / 90

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fees$9992$9992$9992
Others fees$1479$1479$1479
Total fees$11471$11471$11471

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing expenses$ 5,708

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A

VISA & Work Study


  • Students will need to apply for a valid Student Visa before entering Canada.
  • A student visa is needed only if the program is of more than 6 months for international students.
  • The visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Before applying for the student visa, one must have a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).
  • The cost of the Student Visa is 112 USD.
  • Student Visas are issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and application forms are available online or by paper.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity.
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • Students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the regular academic year and full-time during scheduled breaks.
  • If their program does not have scheduled breaks, they will be limited to working 20 hours per week. 
  • An immigration officer may apply conditions on the type of work students may perform.
  • For example, they must pass an immigration medical examination before they begin work in health care, child care, or primary or secondary education.

Career and Placement after Course

Students could be Chemical process operator, Chemical process supervisor, Chemical technologist, Nuclear Plant Operator or Lab tech, Quality assurance technologist, Research and development analyst in Chemical analytical laboratories, Chemical plant operations, Food, and beverage or pharmaceutical production, Nuclear plant – lab or operations, Energy generation, and distribution and Environmental companies.

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