Our research-intensive M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programs will challenge and reward students looking for the best education available.
We offer a wide variety of courses in both fundamental and applied areas of chemical engineering. Students also take courses offered in other departments.
We have excellent computational and experimental facilities and students generally have both office and lab space to call their own. Research supervisors cover all costs of research. You have a choice of research areas for advanced study. Please refer to the Research/Cluster section of our web site for further details of research areas available.
The M.A.Sc. program consists of three one-term courses and a dissertation based on research completed under the close supervision of a professor.
The Ph.D. program consists of an additional four one-term courses and a more extensive research program leading to a dissertation. Students have an opportunity to bypass the M.A.Sc. degree after one year and enrol directly in the Ph.D. program.
In addition to the two research degrees, we offer an M.Eng. degree program, which consists of 10 one-term courses or seven one-term courses and a smaller project. This degree is designed for students wishing to broaden their knowledge base, and may be taken on a part-time, full-time, or extended full-time basis. If followed on a full-time basis, it is possible to complete the requirements in 12 calendar months.
M.Eng. students may focus their courses in an area of emphasis such as Advanced Water Technologies & Process Design; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation & Technology Engineering (ELITE); Engineering and Public Policy (EPP); and Engineering and Globalization (Global).
Applicants to the M.Eng. degree program must have an undergraduate degree in engineering.
The Department participates in the collaborative programs listed below. A student must be admitted to and enrol in one of the collaborating graduate departments (e.g. Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry in our case), and must fulfill the requirements for the degree in that home unit. On successful completion of requirements for the collaborative program, a notation is added to the student's transcript.
Details on these programs are available through the following websites: