Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Master of Engineering - Cohort (MEng)

Course-based program

Program overview

In today’s competitive job market, honing your skills is always a good idea. Expand your knowledge of chemical and petroleum engineering beyond the undergraduate level. Take our new course-based masters cohort program: This program is an eight month expedited program, where you will be taking 10 courses split evenly between the Fall and Winter terms. Under the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering MEng. degree, students will learn about engineering and innovation, sustainability, project management, engineering tools and complementary courses. 

Completing this program

  • Core Courses: Students complete four core Engineering courses (ENGG 68X). Topics include: Engineering Tools, Sustainability, Innovation and Entrpreneurship, and Project Management.
  • Professional Development: Students take two professional development courses on communication styles, presentation skills and more.
  • Petroleum Engineering: Students select six courses in Petroleum Engineering (ENPE 62X). Topics include Reservoir Simulation, Secondary and Tertiary Recovering, Thermal Recovery Methods and more.



Process Engineer, Petroleum Reservoir Engineer, Petroleum Production Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Software development and/or documentation for chemical process/petroleum reservoir simulation software, chemical sales.

A course-based master's degree in chemical and petroleum engineering is usually considered a final degree.

Course-based program

Ten courses to complete: four core Engineering courses and a selection of six Petroleum Engineering courses

Learn more about program requirements in the Graduate Calendar

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

Eight months, full-time: This is a cohort-based program that students complete over two terms, from September to April.


No supervisor is required

Fees and funding

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.

Admission requirements


A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

Minimum education

A four year baccalaureate degree in Chemical, Petroleum Engineering, or closely related degree from a recognized institution

Work samples



  • Two official copies of your final official transcripts and degree certificates (if degree is not clearly stated on transcripts) in signed sealed envelopes from institution attended. 
    • These documents may be sent to us directly from the institution or you can have the documents mailed to yourself and then mail them to us. 
    • We do not consider open official transcripts as official.
    • Applications will not be evaluated unless official transcripts, or in-progress transcripts, have been submitted by the application deadline. 
  • Statement of Interest (not mandatory)
  • C.V. (not mandatory)

Reference letters

Two (not mandatory for MEng)

Test scores


English language proficiency (ELP)

An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:


For admission on September 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: Mar. 15 application deadline
  • International students: Mar. 15 application deadline

For admission on January 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: Mar. 15 application deadline
  • International students: Mar. 15 application deadline

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

Learn more about this program

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering - MEng Office

Schulich School of Engineering
ENC 205, Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Contact the Graduate Program Administrator

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Schulich School of Engineering

University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Visit the Schulich School of Engineering's website