Concordia University

Chemical Engineering Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements

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.

Requirements for the Certificate

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.

  1. Credits. Fully qualified students are required to complete at least 15 credits. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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 2.70, based on a minimum of 8 credits is required.

  4. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulation page for further details regarding the Time Limit requirements.

  5. Graduation. To be eligible to graduate, students must have obtained a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.70.


Note: All courses are four credits each unless specified otherwise.


12 credits

  • CHME 6011 - Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • ENCS 6021 - Engineering Analysis


  • CHME 6021 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics


  • CHME 6031 - Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering


3 or 4 credits (one course) from the list below, or any core Diploma, MEng, or MASc course in Chemical Engineering not included in the Certificate core course list.

Students may take an elective course outside the elective list with permission of the Graduate Program Director.

  • CHME 6061 - Advanced Biochemical Engineering
  • CHME 6081 - Advanced Separation Processes
  • CHME 6091 - Statistics for Chemical Engineering
  • CHME 6101 - Advanced Battery Materials and Technologies
  • CHME 6111 - Polymer Chemistry and Engineering
  • CHME 6131 - Advanced Colloid and Interface Science and Engineering
  • CHME 6911 - Topics in Chemical Engineering I
  • ENCS 6111 - Numerical Methods
  • ENGR 6201 - Fluid Mechanics
  • MECH 6131 - Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer
  • MECH 6141 - Heat Exchanger Design
  • MECH 7101 - Convection Heat Transfer
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