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Ambitious students looking to make their mark should consider a Chemical and Petroleum Engineering degree. Under the research-based program, students are expected to grow their skills as they produce a significant original contribution to fundamental engineering knowledge. This degree is generally a requirement for a career in academia or government/industrial research. A PhD can also be a first step toward a chief scientific officer (CSO) position.
Oil and gas, medicine, education, government sector, research and consulting. Process engineer, petroleum reservoir engineer, petroleum production engineer, environmental engineer, software development, documentation for chemical process/petroleum reservoir simulation software, sales.
A PhD in chemical and petroleum engineering is usually considered a final degree.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Three to six courses, depending on specialization
Four year full-time; six years maximum
A supervisor is required, and must agree to oversee the student's research before admission will be granted
A minimum of 3.5 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 graduate degree.
An MSc degree or equivalent, or equivalent from a recognized institution.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
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