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.
Credits: Fully qualified students are required to complete at least 15 credits.
Time limit: All work for a Certificate program must be completed within 6 terms (2 years) from the time of initial registration in the program for full-time students; for part-time students the time limit is 9 terms (3 years).
To be considered for admission to graduate diploma or graduate certificate-level studies, the 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.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
In addition to the general admission requirements, the Faculty may require applicants to write the Engineering Writing Test (EWT) as a condition of admission to all graduate programs in Engineering and Computer Science. Depending on the result, students may be required to complete remedial English language courses in addition to their program requirements.
The Engineering Writing Test examines students’ ability to provide reasoned assessment of a short technical composition in English or French, and their ability to provide a qualitative account of quantitative or graphically presented data. The test is offered a number of times throughout the year. Based on their performance in the test, students may be asked to take remedial courses.
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