Why pursue a Graduate Certificate in Chemical Engineering?
Drive economic growth by manufacturing materials needed for the future. Learn the fundamentals underlying chemical process simulations without losing sight of the empirical aspects of chemical engineering.
The Graduate Certificate in Chemical Engineering offers a dynamic learning environment where you will apply concepts to solve industrially relevant research problems in the areas of mass and heat transfer, fluid mechanics, chemical equilibrium, and chemical kinetics. Coursework is designed to give a unique and multifaceted outlook of the field, enabling you to develop an appreciation of the tools and materials required to create industrial chemical processes.
Under the guidance of distinguished faculty members, you will be encouraged to explore collaborative research opportunities with experts in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Aerospace Engineering, Concordia Centre for Composites, and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Our researchers are also working with members of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute to improve female participation in engineering degrees.
Join a cohort of students with backgrounds in chemical engineering and related areas such as chemistry and mechanical engineering. Professionals looking to enrich their current careers also make up a large portion of the student body and enrich the collective classroom experiences.
To be considered for admission to graduate certificate-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.
Depending on full/part-time status, the program can be completed in one to three years. Students with high standing in their bachelor program and whose academic records satisfy the requirements for good standing in the Master's Program in Chemical Engineering may apply for transfer to the Master's program.
Credits. Fully qualified students are required to complete at least 15 credits.
Courses. Candidates in the graduate certificate program must take 12 credits of core courses while the balance of credits may be chosen from the elective list or other courses offered by the Department. Core courses for which credits have been credited to another certificate or program must be replaced by elective courses in the program or by other courses on special permission.
Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Graduate Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
Program Specific Requirements. An Assessment Grade Point Average (AGPA) of at least 2.75, based on a minimum of 8 credits is required.
Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulation page for further details regarding the Time Limit requirements.
Graduation. To be eligible to graduate, students must have obtained a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.75.
Research-active faculty members have received the highest honours from the Canada Research Chairs Program and published their results in reputed international scientific journals, including Scientific Reports, Nature Communications, ACS Nano, and the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
Areas of faculty research expertise include:
kinetics and catalysis
polymer engineering and polymer reactor engineering