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Chemical Engineering (Grad. Cert.)


Application for the winter term 24/25 has been extended to July 31.

Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
1 year
15 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter, Summer

Program overview

The Graduate Certificate in Chemical Engineering looks at industrial research problems in the areas of mass and heat transfer, fluid mechanics, chemical equilibrium, and chemical kinetics. Coursework familiarizes students with the fundamentals of the field and provides them with the tools required to create industrial chemical processes. Under the guidance of our faculty members you will explore research opportunities in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Aerospace Engineering, the Concordia Centre for Composites, and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Our researchers are also working with members of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute to improve female participation in engineering degrees. Professionals looking to enrich their current careers make up a large proportion of the student body and enrich the collective classroom experiences.

Program structure

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits.

Please see the Engineering Courses page for course descriptions.

Chemical Engineering Graduate Certificate (15 credits)


credits of Core Courses:

CHME 6011 Advanced Transport Phenomena (4.00)
ENCS 6021 Engineering Analysis (4.00)


credits chosen from one of the following two courses:

CHME 6021 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (4.00)
CHME 6031 Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering (4.00)


credits minimum, with a maximum of 4 credits of Elective Courses chosen from 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

CHME 6061 Advanced Biochemical Engineering (4.00)
CHME 6081 Advanced Separation Processes (4.00)
CHME 6091 Statistics for Chemical Engineering (4.00)
CHME 6101 Advanced Battery Materials and Technologies (4.00)
CHME 6111 Polymer Chemistry and Engineering (4.00)
CHME 6131 Advanced Colloid and Interface Science and Engineering (4.00)
CHME 6911 Topics in Chemical Engineering I (4.00)
ENCS 6111 Numerical Methods (4.00)
ENGR 6201 Fluid Mechanics (4.00)
MECH 6131 Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer (4.00)
MECH 6141 Heat Exchanger Design (4.00)
MECH 7101 Convection Heat Transfer (4.00)

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering or the sciences with the Concordia equivalent of a 2.70 GPA on a scale of 4.30.

Proficiency in English

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 English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process

Application deadlines

All applicants: Canadian / International / Permanent Resident


June 1 (all applicants)


October 1 (all applicants)


January 30 (all applicants)

Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.

Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students may be eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.

Out-of-province students

Get $1,000 in special funding for graduate certificate programs. Learn more

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