Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Thesis-based program

Program overview

Practicing engineers looking to boost their skills should consider the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (M.Eng. Thesis) degree. Much like the course-based masters, the program aims to allow practicing engineers to expand their knowledge of chemical/petroleum engineering fundamentals. But in order to accommodate the time that will be spent producing a thesis, the number of courses is reduced. As part of the program, thesis topics are related to an industrial problem that the student wishes to study in greater detail.

Admission to this program is limited. Please contact the department before applying.

Completing this program

  • Courses (Excluding Petroleum Engineering): Topics may include mass transfer, chemical reactor design, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and more.
  • Professional Development Courses: Students take two professional development courses on communication styles, presentation skills and more.
  • International Internship: Students may participate in an international project outside of Canada for between four and six months.
  • Petroleum Engineering: Core courses include Reservoir Simulation, Secondary and Tertiary Recovering, Thermal Recovery Methods and more.
  • Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original thesis.

Specializations

Outcomes

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 master of engineering degree in chemical and petroleum engineering is usually considered a final degree.

Thesis-based program

Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

Two years full-time; four years maximum

Supervisor

A supervisor is required, and must agree to oversee the student's research before admission will be granted

Fees and funding

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


Supervisors

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


  1. Michael A Colicos

    Michael A. Colicos

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    Neuroscience
  2. Faizal Abdul-Careem

    Faizal Abdul-Careem

    Accepting Inquiries
    Avian viral immunology
  3. Psychiatry

    Jean Addington

    Accepting Inquiries
    Risk for Serious Mental Illness
  4. Michael Adorjan

    Michael Adorjan

    Accepting Inquiries
    youth and cyber risk, fear of crime, perceptions of police, social construction of youth crime, social construction of social problems
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    James Agarwal

    Accepting Inquiries
    Marketing; Consumer Psychology, Marketing Ethics; Global Marketing; Marketing Research, Statistical Methodology
  6. Roberto Aguilera

    Roberto Aguilera

    Unavailable
    Tight Oil and Unconventional Gas, Naturally Fractured Reservoirs
  7. Shelley Alexander

    Shelley Alexander

    Accepting Inquiries
    Human-Animal Relationships, Conservation and Geospatial Science
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    Usman Alim

    Accepting Inquiries
    Visualization and Computer Graphics
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    Ozouf Sénamin Amedegnato

    Accepting Inquiries
    Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Linguistics-Literature Interface, Émile Benveniste
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    Todd Anderson

    Accepting Inquiries
    Atherosclerosis, lipids, endothelial function

Admission requirements


GPA

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

None

Documents

  • 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.  
  • Statement of Interest (not mandatory)
  • C.V. (not mandatory)

Reference letters

Two

Test scores

None


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:

Deadlines

For admission on September 1:

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

For admission on January 1:

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

For admission on May 1:

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

ENB 202, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, ABT2N 1N4
403.210.7016

Contact the Graduate Program Administrator

Visit the departmental website

Schulich School of Engineering

Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, ABT2N 1N4

Visit the Schulich School of Engineering's website