Our department offers a wide range of for-credit fundamental, specialized, MEng and 500-level courses. In addition, students may also take non-credit writing courses designed to help improve technical writing skills. We also encourage our students to explore courses offered by other departments in the University.
It is the student’s responsibility to meet the deadlines to add/drop courses without academic penalty.
Fundamental courses provide students a broad exposure to theories, concepts and processes in the field of Chemical Engineering. They are open to graduate students in all degree programs. Most MASc and PhD students are required to take at least one fundamental course.
These courses provide students in-depth and focused study in particular areas of Chemical Engineering and related field, and are open to students in all degree programs. Specialized courses fall into two categories: technical and non-technical. Specialized non-technical courses (a.k.a. APS-courses) are administrated by the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.
MEng courses are specifically designed for MEng students to provide them with the opportunity to further develop particular technical skills or knowledge in a specific subject area. MASc and PhD students may take these courses upon the recommendation of their thesis supervisors.
500-level courses are a set of select upper year undergraduate courses that are open to MEng and MASc students. MEng and MASc students are allowed to take no more than three or one 500-level courses, respectively.
Seminar courses expose students to new and emerging research areas relevant to Chemical Engineering and provide the opportunity to practise important presentation skills, particularly those relevant to conference presentations.
These are non-credit courses designed to help students improve their writing skills.
Courses Offered by Other Graduate Units
Our students are also encouraged to take courses offered by other departments and institutes in the University, including other engineering disciplines, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, School of the Environment, Environmental Science, Forestry, Geography, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Philosophy, the Rotman School of Management and Statistics. See a complete list of Graduate Units.