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Chemical Engineering (GrDip)

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

Program overview

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.

Program structure

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)


credits from the Chemical Engineering Graduate Diploma Core


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)

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)

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)


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


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


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.

Admission requirements

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.

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 $2,000 in special funding for graduate diploma programs. Learn more

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