Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Master of Engineering (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 course-based masters program: it can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Under the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering MEng. degree, students can advance their skills by taking a mix of both chemical/petroleum engineering courses and complementary courses. 

Completing this program

Students must take a minimum of six courses at the graduate level (600 and above) and may take up to four courses from the 500 level and below. Topics may include mass transfer, chemical reactor design, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, reservoir engineering, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, 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

Two years full-time, or up to six years part-time


A supervisor is required, but is not required prior to the start of the program.

Fees and funding

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


Learn about faculty available to supervise this degree.
Please note: additional supervisors may be available. Contact the program for more information.

  1. Roberto Aguilera

    Roberto Aguilera

    Tight Oil and Unconventional Gas, Naturally Fractured Reservoirs
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    Jalel Azaiez

    Accepting Inquiries
    Flow Instabilities in Porous Media, Nano-Particle Systems, Micro-Fluidics, Numerical and Mathematical Modelling
  3. Anne Benneker

    Anne Benneker

    Accepting Inquiries
    Enhanced transport, Microfluidics
  4. Matthew Clarke

    Matthew Clarke

    Accepting Inquiries
    Gas Hydrates, Biodiesel, High pressure phase equilibria
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    Hector De la Hoz Siegler

    Accepting Inquiries
  6. Josephine Hill

    Josephine Hill

    Accepting Inquiries
  7. Ayodeji Jeje

    Ayodeji Jeje

    Accepting Inquiries
  8. Michael Kallos

    Michael Kallos

    Accepting Inquiries
    Stem Cell Bioprocess Engineering, Suspension Bioreactor Shear Hydrodynamics, Biomaterials Development, Biomedical Engineering
  9. Md Kibria

    Md Kibria

    Seeking Students
    Heterogeneous Catalysis, CO2 conversion, Renewable H2, Artificial Photosynthesis, Reactor Design, Techno-economic Analysis, Nanomaterials
  10. Brij Maini

    Brij Maini

    Accepting Inquiries
    Improved Heavy Oil and Bitumen Recovery Processes

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, or equivalent 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


Visit the departmental website

Schulich School of Engineering

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

Visit the Schulich School of Engineering's website