Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering located in the Faculty of Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Applied Science (MASc), Master of Engineering (MEng) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering.

The main objective of the master’s programs is to refine the skills and research expertise of the students by expanding their specialized knowledge of chemical engineering primarily achieved through course work, research seminars, and technical training.

Studies made for you

Options with this program
Languages

This program is only offered in English.

Course examples
  • Heat Transfer
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Introduction to Polymer Reaction Engineering 
  • Membrane Gas Separation Processes

Check out the full courses list

  • Interfacial Phenomena in Engineering
  • Electrochemical Engineering
  • Particulate and Multiphase Flow
  • Biopharmaceutics and Fermentation

Enhance your studies

Research

Key research themes are:

  • Materials development
  • Process engineering
  • Clean technologies and renewable energy
  • Biomedical engineering
CO-OP

CO-OP is not available with this program

Scholarships and bursaries

If you are looking for ways to finance your studies, the Faculty of Engineering and the University of Ottawa offer a lot of scholarships that could help you fund your studies. The University also offers financial support to help students reach their full potential.

To find what fits your needs best, please visit the Award and financial support website.

Things to know

Admission requirements

Are you interested in this program? Check out the below sections to get ready and ensure that you meet all the requirements before applying.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, you need to:

  • Hold an honours bachelor’s degree with specialization or a major in chemical engineering (or equivalent) with a minimum average of 70% (B).
    • Note: International candidates must check the admission equivalencies for the diploma they received in their country of origin.
Language requirements

Applicants must be able to understand and fluently speak the language of instruction (English) in the program to which they are applying. Proof of linguistic proficiency may be required.

Applicants whose first language is neither French nor English must provide proof of proficiency in the language of instruction.

Note: Candidates are responsible for any fees associated with the language tests.

Opportunities with this degree

If you have specific questions about this field or can't find the information you are looking for in below sections, we invite you to get in touch with the Graduate Studies Office or the Career Development Centre.

Career Opportunities
  • Chemical engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Petrochemical engineer
  • Biotechnological engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
Pursue your studies

Please visit the Professional Development Institute website if you are interested in developing various skills that could help you in taking your career to new heights.

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