The Graduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering allows you to learn about chemical and materials engineering and their applications. The chemical industry manufactures materials such as composites that reduce the amount of fuel aircrafts consume to lightweight batteries that reduce the size of your cell phone. We need skilled engineers to continue to find novel ways in which to solve problems that have significant impacts on everyday life. Our faculty members are experts in fields ranging from energy storage to nanomaterials, and place particular emphasis on developing sustainable solutions for the energy sector. Montreal offers unique opportunities to work in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, oil refining, and companies supplying the aerospace and transportation sector. Working professionals make up a large proportion of the student body and enrich the collective experience of our classrooms.
Bachelor's 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 Gina Cody School (GCS) 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.
Engineering Writing Test (EWT). 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.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits.
20 credits – Core Courses
CHME 6011 - Advanced Transport Phenomena (4 credits)
CHME 6021 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (4 credits)
CHME 6031 - Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering (4 credits)
CHME 6041 - Chemical Engineering Process Dynamics and Control (4 credits)
ENCS 6021 - Engineering Analysis (4 credits)
10 credits minimum – Elective Courses
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 (4 credits)
CHME 6081 - Advanced Separation Processes (4 credits)
CHME 6091 - Statistics for Chemical Engineering (4 credits)
CHME 6101 - Advanced Battery Materials and Technologies (4 credits)
CHME 6111 - Polymer Chemistry and Engineering (4 credits)
CHME 6131 - Advanced Colloid and Interface Science and Engineering (4 credits)
CHME 6911 - Topics in Chemical Engineering I (4 credits)
ENCS 6111 - Numerical Methods (4 credits)
ENGR 6201 - Fluid Mechanics (4 credits)
MECH 6131 - Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer (4 credits)
MECH 6141 - Heat Exchanger Design (4 credits)
MECH 7101 - Convection Heat Transfer (4 credits)
List 2: CHME 7911 - Topics in Chemical Engineering II (4 credits)
ENGR 6601 - Principles of Solar Engineering (4 credits)
MECH 6571 - Corrosion and Oxidation of Metals (4 credits)
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.
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