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Chemical Engineering

Degree Offerings

Degree Programs Offered

MASTER OF APPLIED SCIENCE (M.A.Sc.)
This is a thesis-based Masters. Time-to-completion is typically 18-24 months. The minimum requirements to be fulfilled are 4 term courses and a thesis. Two graduate courses must be from within the Department of Chemical Engineering unless otherwise approved by the research supervisor and deparmental graduate coordination. One course may be selected from 400-level courses in other deparments. All students must take CHEM-801*, a non-credit course in laboratory safety, at the first opportuitity after their initial registration. The student must attend department seminars and complete one seminar presentation on the student's thesis work in order to complete CHEE897, the mandatory seminar series course.

MASTER OF ENGINEERING (M.Eng.)
The requirements for this program are 8 term length courses. At least 4 term length courses must be taken from the department. A maximum of 2 courses may be selected from 400-level courses in other departments. All programs of study must be approved by the department.  This is a one-year program with a start date of September only with no financial support from the University or the Department.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
PhD candidates accepted with a M.Sc. must take a minimum of four term courses. Two graduate courses must be from within the department of Chemical Engineering, unless otherwise approved by the research supervisor and departmental graduate coordinator. At least one term-length course must be taken outside the department. All programs of study must be approved by the department. No credit is given for undergraduate-level courses.

Students in the MSc program who are promoted to the PhD program, as well as BSc holders that are admitted directly to the PhD program are required to take a minimum of four term courses.  Two graduate courses must be from within the department, unless otherwise approved by the research supervisor and departmental graduate coordinator. At least one term-length course must be taken outside the department. No credit is given for undergraduate-level courses.

All students must take CHEM-801*, a non-credit course in laboratory safety, at the first opportunity after their initial registration. The student must attend department seminars and complete two seminar presentations on the student's thesis work in order to complete CHEE897, the mandatory seminar series course.


NOTE: Applicants for the above programs are accepted under the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Courses of instruction are provided in term length (0.5 in weight) or modular six-week (0.25 in weight) types. Go to http://www.queensu.ca/calendars/sgsr/General_Regulations.html for details.