Admission to this program is discontinued effective September 1, 2020. Students enrolled in the program will be allowed to graduate until August 31, 2024, upon fulfillment of the module requirements.
Western's Green Process Engineering program is the first of its kind in Canada. The basic objective of the program is to combine and integrate the fundamental principles of chemical engineering to design commercial products and processes that are safe, economical and environmentally friendly. Some of the distinguishing features of the program include the emphasis on green chemistry, green power, solar and bio-fuel cells, and conversion of waste (such as agricultural byproducts) to bio-fuels.
Students entering the Green Process Engineering Program must have completed the entire first year program in Engineering, with no outstanding credits to be taken, and have a Year Weighted Average (YWA) of at least 70%.
Engineering Common First Year Program
Full-year courses: Applied Mathematics 1413, Engineering Science 1050, Business Administration 1299E.
Full-year half course: Engineering Science 1022A/B/Y
Half-year courses: Applied Mathematics 1411A/B, Chemistry 1302A/B, Engineering Science 1021A/B, Engineering Science 1036A/B, Physics 1401A/B and Physics 1402A/B.
(Three of the half courses are taken in each term as scheduled)
Green Process Engineering Program
Applied Mathematics 2270A/B, Applied Mathematics 2277A/B, CBE 2206A/B, CBE 2214A/B, CBE 2220A/B, CBE 2221A/B, CBE 2224A/B, CBE 2290A/B, CBE 2291A/B, ECE 2238A/B, GPE 2214A/B, Writing 2130F/G (or the former ES 2211F/G).
CBE 3318A/B, CBE 3322A/B, CBE 3323A/B, CBE 3324A/B, CBE 3310A/B, GPE 3315A/B, GPE 3382A/B, GPE 3384A/B, GPE 3386A/B, GPE 3395Y, Statistical Sciences 2143A/B, one 0.5 non-technical elective.
GPE 4484A/B, GPE 4497, ES 4498F/G, 1.0 non-technical elective*, two 0.5 technical electives or GPE 4415, and two 0.5 technical electives.
Students who entered before September 2016 are required to take Business Administration 2299E.
*Selection of the non-technical elective must be approved by the Department Counsellor to satisfy the CEAB requirements of subject matter that deals with central issues, methodologies, and thought
processes of the humanities and social sciences. An approved list can be found on the Engineering website.
Green Process Engineering Program Technical Electives:
CBE 3330A/B, CBE 3325A/B, CBE 4404A/B, CBE 4407A/B, CBE 4409A/B or the former CBE 3363A/B, CBE 4417A/B, CBE 4418A/B, CBE 4420A/B, CBE 4421A/B, CBE 4422A/B, CBE 4423A/B, CBE 4424A/B, CBE 4432A/B, CBE 4463A/B, CBE 4485A/B, CBE 4493A/B or the former CBE 3392A/B, CEE 4405A/B, CEE 3362A/B, MME 4429A/B.