Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Course-based program

Program overview

The MEng in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering gives you a competitive leg-up, whether you are focusing your career in a specific area or expanding your opportunities across sectors. As a student in this program, you can study full or part time. 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. The professional development courses that are integral to this program will ready you for management positions as well.

An expedited, eight-month cohort is also available for engineering professionals looking to complete their MEng in a more condensed time-frame.  

Completing this program

This program includes 10 courses, a minimum of six graduate (600-level) courses and up to four 500-level courses. Subjects include: Advanced Topics in Mass Transfer, Heat Transfer, Reservoir Engineering and Fluid Mechanics, Chemical Reactor Design, Chemical Thermodynamics, 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

10 courses, including six courses in the area of specialization

Learn more about program requirements in the Academic Calendar

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

1-2 years full-time; 6 years maximum; part-time available


No supervisor is required.

Fees and funding

MEng degrees are self-funded.

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 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.

Work samples



  • 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.

Reference letters


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:


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:

  • April 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