Chemical Engineering Graduate Diploma

Admission Requirements

  • 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.

Additional Admission Requirements

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.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits.

Please see the Engineering Courses page for course descriptions.

Chemical Engineering Graduate Diploma (30 credits)

20

credits from the Chemical Engineering Graduate Diploma Core

10

credits minimum chosen from the Chemical Engineering Graduate Diploma Electives:

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

Chemical Engineering Graduate Diploma Core (20 credits)

16credits:
CHME 6011 Advanced Transport Phenomena (4.00)
CHME 6021 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (4.00)
CHME 6031 Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering (4.00)
ENCS 6021 Engineering Analysis (4.00)
4

credits chosen from one of the following courses:

CHME 6041 Chemical Engineering Process Dynamics and Control (4.00)
CHME 6051 Chemical Process Engineering and Design (4.00)

Chemical Engineering Graduate Diploma Electives (10 credits)

10

credits minimum chosen from the following:

Chemical Engineering Graduate Diploma Elective List 1

Chemical Engineering Graduate Diploma Elective List 2

Chemical Engineering Graduate Diploma Elective List 3

Chemical Engineering Graduate Diploma Elective List 1

4

credits chosen from any courses listed in Topic Area E57 - Composite Materials or from the following list of Materials Engineering graduate courses:

CHME 6101 Advanced Battery Materials and Technologies (4.00)
CHME 6071 Materials Science and Engineering (4.00)
CHME 6111 Polymer Chemistry and Engineering (4.00)
CHME 6121 Nanomaterials Science and Engineering (4.00)
CHME 6131 Advanced Colloid and Interface Science and Engineering (4.00)
CHME 7911 Topics in Chemical Engineering II (4.00)
ENGR 6601 Principles of Solar Engineering (4.00)
MECH 6431 Introduction to Tribology (Wear, Friction and Lubrication) (4.00)
MECH 6571 Corrosion and Oxidation of Metals (4.00)

Chemical Engineering Graduate Diploma Elective List 2

3credits minimum with 4 credits maximum (one course) technical elective chosen from Chemical Engineering or from any other Engineering and Computer Science graduate program, or from the Chemistry, Physics, or Biology graduate programs.

Chemical Engineering Graduate Diploma Elective List 3

3

or 4 credits from the following list of Complementary Courses chosen from any 6000-level course(s) listed in the following Topic Areas:

E08 - Academic Communication Skills

E09 - Professional Leadership Skills.
Students may take an elective course outside the elective list with permission of the Graduate Program Director.

Additional Degree Requirements

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.

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.

Academic Regulations


  1. 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 2.70, based on a minimum of 8 credits is required.
  2. Time limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  3. Graduation. To be eligible to graduate, students must have obtained a CGPA of at least 2.70.

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