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Chemical Engineering (MASc)

Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
2 years
45 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter, Summer

Program overview

The Master of Applied Science program in Chemical Engineering is a thesis-based program that focuses on the design of new chemical manufacturing processes and on the properties of novel materials. We train skilled engineers that find novel ways in which to solve problems that have significant impacts on everyday life, ranging from climate change to food security. Our faculty members are experts in fields such as green chemical processes, polymers and nanomaterials, new battery materials, environmental health diagnostics, and the fundamental study of the properties of materials. We place particular emphasis on developing sustainable solutions for the energy sector as well as other sectors. Montreal offers unique opportunities to work in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and companies supplying the aerospace and transportation sector.

Program structure

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Engineering Courses page for course descriptions.

Chemical Engineering MASc (45 credits)



CHME 6981 Chemical Engineering Research Protocols and Safety (4.00)


credits total with a minimum of 4 credits chosen from the Chemical Engineering MASc Core Courses list and a maximum of 8 credits chosen from the Chemical Engineering MASc Electives List with permission of the Graduate Program Director. Students may take an elective course outside the Chemical Engineering MASc Electives List with permission of the Graduate Program Director.

Students who take a three-credit course towards their requirement of 12 credits chosen from the Chemical Engineering MASc Core Courses list and the Chemical Engineering MASc Electives List: must take the one-credit course CHME 6001 - Project in Chemical and Materials Engineering to obtain the missing credit.


ENGR 8901 Master of Applied Science Research and Thesis (29.00)

Note: According to the University regulations on transfer of credits, students who have completed a graduate Certificate or Diploma may have courses transferred into a MASc. Please refer to the Transfer Credits section of the Graduate Calendar for further information.

Chemical Engineering MASc Core Courses

CHME 6011 Advanced Transport Phenomena (4.00)
CHME 6021 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (4.00)
CHME 6031 Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering (4.00)
CHME 6041 Chemical Engineering Process Dynamics and Control (4.00)
CHME 6051 Chemical Process Engineering and Design (4.00)
CHME 6071 Materials Science and Engineering (4.00)
CHME 6081 Advanced Separation Processes (4.00)
CHME 6121 Nanomaterials Science and Engineering (4.00)
ENCS 6021 Engineering Analysis (4.00)

Chemical Engineering MASc Electives List

CHME 6061 Advanced Biochemical Engineering (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)
CHME 7911 Topics in Chemical Engineering II (4.00)
ENGR 6601 Principles of Solar Engineering (4.00)
ENGR 6971 Project and Report I (4.00)
MECH 6571 Corrosion and Oxidation of Metals (4.00)
CHEM 631 Computational Chemistry (3.00)

Students may also choose any courses not included in the Chemical Engineering MASc Core Courses from the following Topic Areas:

E03 - Systems and Control

E04 - Fluid Mechanics

E07 - Energy Conversion

E37 - Environmental Engineering

E52 - Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

E57 - Composite Materials

Any course(s) listed in the following Topic Areas:

E08 - Academic Communication Skills

E09 - Professional Leadership Skills

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's/baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) in engineering or the sciences with high standing (e.g., with honours, or the Concordia equivalent of a GPA of at least 3.00 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)


February 1 (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. They come in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Research and thesis-based students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.

The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.

Out-of-province students

Get $9,251 in special funding for thesis master's programs. Learn more

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