Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Master of Engineering (MEng)
The MEng in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering gives you a competitive advantage, whether you are focusing your career in a specific area or expanding your opportunities across sectors. This program is often completed in one to two years of full-time study, and part-time options are available. This program is course-based, designed to expand your knowledge through a mix of advanced chemical and petroleum engineering courses. In addition to helping you expand your career in the energy and petrochemicals sectors, this program also gives you upward mobility in pharmaceuticals, food products, metals, fertilizers, synthetic materials and beyond.
Completing this program
Ten courses are required to complete this degree. Students have the flexibility to select topics based on their interests.
Upon successful completion of the professional MEng program in chemical and petroleum engineering, graduates will have a balance of the fundamental knowledge and practical skills required to work in a wide variety of industries in Canada, and worldwide. This includes, but isn’t limited to, work in process engineering, petroleum reservoirs, petroleum production, environmental engineering, software development and/or documentation for chemical process/petroleum reservoir simulation software, chemical sales, and more.
A course-based master’s degree in chemical and petroleum engineering is usually considered a final degree.
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.
A four-year baccalaureate degree in chemical and/or petroleum engineering, or a closely related degree, from a recognized institution. A petroleum engineering major is required to enter the Reservoir Characterization specialization.
- One official copy of your final official transcript and degree certificates (if degree is not clearly stated on transcripts) in a signed, sealed envelopes from the institution attended. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the online application for initial evaluation purposes. Admission offers, however, are conditional upon receipt of official transcripts.
- These documents may be sent to us directly from the institution or they can be mailed to you and you can mail them to us yourself.
- We do not consider open official transcripts as official.
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:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT including TOEFL iBT Home Edition) minimum score of 86 (Internet-based, with no section less than 20).
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (with no section less than 6.0).
- Cambridge C1 Advanced or Cambridge C2 Proficiency minimum score of 180.
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 59 or higher
- Canadian Academic English Language test (CAEL) overall score of 70 (no section less than 60).
- Academic Communication Certificate (ACC) minimum of B+ in each course.
- Duolingo English Test obtaining a minimum score of 125 (with no sub-score below 105). (temporary until Fall 2024 intake)
We make offers to qualified applicants on a rolling basis – as they come in. That means our high-demand programs can fill up well in advance of the application deadline.
Don’t wait to apply. If you are interested in this program, apply early.
For admission on September 1:
- March 1 application deadline
If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements
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