Why pursue a Graduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering?
The chemical industry manufactures materials ranging from lightweight composites, significantly reducing the amount of fuel aircrafts consumed on a daily basis, to battery materials, considerably reducing the weight and size of your cellular phone. Now more than ever, we need skilled engineers with a broad range of expertise to continue to find novel ways in which to solve problems that have significant impacts on the physical world.
The Graduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering provides a rich learning environment where you will be exposed to chemical and materials engineering and their applications in order to develop industrial chemical processes. Our acclaimed faculty members are experts in fields ranging from energy storage to nanomaterials, and place particular emphasis on developing sustainable solutions for the energy sector.
Take part in a plethora of cross-disciplinary research opportunities with Concordia’s six other engineering departments, as well as programs housed in the Faculty of Arts and Science. The City of Montreal also offers unique opportunities to work in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, oil refining, and companies supplying the aerospace and transportation sector.
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 experiences of our classrooms.
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.
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.
Credits. Fully qualified students are required to complete at least 30 credits.
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.
Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the 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 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