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Chemical Engineering Graduate Diploma

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to graduate diploma-level studies, applicants must hold a bachelor's/baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) in engineering or the sciences with the Concordia equivalent of a GPA of at least 2.70 on a scale of 4.30.

The Department Graduate Studies Committee will determine the acceptability of an applicant for admission to the program and may require the applicant to do specific remedial coursework, including the bridge course CHME 401 Principles of Chemical Engineering, and/or other course(s) to meet the program requirements.

Credible academic reference letters and a statement of purpose should be included in the application.

Requirements for the Diploma

Students transferring from a Master's to the Diploma in a similar area of study are granted a time limit of 2 years, less the number of years in the Master's, or 1 year, whichever is greater; or the equivalent for part-time study.

  1. Credits. Fully qualified students are required to complete at least 30  credits. 

  2. Courses. Candidates in the Diploma program must take 20 credits of core courses  and the balance may be chosen from the elective lists: one course in a core area, one in a technical area outside chemical engineering, and one complementary course. Students who hold a Certificate in Chemical Engineering must complete at least 15 credits in this program to qualify with a Diploma in Chemical Engineering. According to the University regulations on transfer of credits, students who have completed a Certificate in a different discipline may have credits transferred into a Diploma. Please refer to the Transfer Credits section of the Graduate Calendar for further information.

  3. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.

  4. Program Specific Requirements. An Assessment Grade Point Average (AGPA) of at least 2.75, based on a minimum of 8 credits is required.

  5. Time limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulation page for further details regarding the Time Limit requirements.

  6. Graduation. To be eligible to graduate, students must have obtained a CGPA of at least 2.75.
     

Courses

Core:
20 credits

  • CHME 6011 - Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • CHME 6021 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • CHME 6031 - Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering
  • CHME 6041 - Chemical Engineering Process Dynamics and Control
  • ENCS 6021 - Engineering Analysis

Electives:
Elective 1: 3 or 4 credits from List 1 or any core MEng or MASc course in Chemical Engineering not included in the Diploma core course list

Elective 2: 3 or 4 credits from List 2

Elective 3: 3 or 4 credits from List 3

Students may take an elective course outside the elective list with permission of the Graduate Program Director.

List 1:

  • CHME 6061 - Advanced Biochemical Engineering
  • CHME 6081 - Advanced Separation Processes
  • CHME 6091 - Statistics for Chemical Engineering
  • CHME 6101 - Advanced Battery Materials and Technologies
  • CHME 6111 - Polymer Chemistry and Engineering
  • CHME 6131 - Advanced Colloid and Interface Science and Engineering
  • CHME 6911 - Topics in Chemical Engineering I
  • ENCS 6111 - Numerical Methods
  • ENGR 6201 - Fluid Mechanics
  • MECH 6131 - Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer
  • MECH 6141 - Heat Exchanger Design
  • MECH 7101 - Convection Heat Transfer

List 2:

  • CHME 7911 - Topics in Chemical Engineering II
  • ENGR 6601 - Principles of Solar Engineering
  • MECH 6571 - Corrosion and Oxidation of Metals
  • Any courses listed in Topic Areas E03, E04, E07, E37, E52, and E57 not included in the core course list of the MEng program in Chemical Engineering or in List 1

List 3:

  • Any course(s) listed in Topic Areas E08 and E09.
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