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Graduate Certificate (Chemical Engineering)

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 details

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.

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)

Please apply online. Read the how-to guide for application procedures. 

1. Submit your application and pay a $100 CAD application fee. A student ID number will be issued.

2. Upload required documents. This link can also be found on the Student Hub's My CU Account page.

3. A completed file that is ready to be assessed will include:

For initial assessment purposes, scanned and uploaded copies of documents are accepted. To finalize a file, once admitted, Concordia University will require official documents.

Chemical Engineering        
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Courses typically offered include:

  • Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering

Research-active faculty members have received the highest honours from the Canada Research Chairs Program and published their results in reputed international scientific journals, including Scientific Reports, Nature Communications, ACS Nano, and the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

Areas of faculty research expertise include:

  • kinetics and catalysis
  • transport phenomena
  • polymer engineering and polymer reactor engineering
  • nanotechnology and nanocomposites
  • electrical energy storage materials
  • electrochemical engineering

The Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Association (ECSGA) represents all the graduate students in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia University. In addition to organizing social activities, the ECSGA also offers workshops and networking events for its members.

Our alumni can be found working in a variety of sectors, including the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, oil refining, and companies supplying the aerospace industry.

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