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Chemical Engineering (PhD)

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

Program overview

The PhD 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. PhD graduates in Chemical Engineering are typically employed as consultants and research engineers in industry and government labs, or as faculty members in academia.

Program structure

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Master's degree or equivalent with high standing in engineering or the sciences.
  • Admission on a full-time basis.

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

Tuition & funding

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