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.
Credits: Fully qualified students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits. Students who have completed a Certificate in Chemical Engineering must complete at least 15 credits to complete a Diploma in Chemical Engineering. Students who have completed a Certificate in a different discipline may have courses transferred into a diploma. This will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Time limit: All work for a Diploma 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 12 terms (4 years).
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.
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