A chemical engineering student accused of stealing sulphuric acid from the University of Saskatchewan has been released on bail.

The 26-year-old student was arrested last month after a search of his home. The student is alleged to have stolen chemicals from an engineering lab at the university.

The student first drew the attention of police after reportedly talking about mixing chemicals to harm someone.

He is banned from campus pending an academic hearing. He's due back in court on December 12 to enter a plea.