Prospective Graduate Students

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers research-oriented programs leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees. Students in Chemical Engineering graduate programs experience high-quality, challenging, and exciting interdisciplinary research in a dynamic and cohesive environment.

The program has a group of award-winning researchers that are strongly committed to research, graduate supervision and teaching at a nationally and internationally recognized research university. 

PROGRAM FIELDS:

MSc, MEng, PhD

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Reaction Chemistry
  • Process Systems Engineering
  • Research-based degree
  • Fully funded for four years
  • Four graduate courses (with a Master’s degree)
  • Seven graduate courses (without a Master’s degree)
  • Two seminars
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Thesis

The objectives for the PhD program are to conduct research inquiry at the forefront of discipline knowledge, educate students in advanced concepts and techniques, foster independent and critical thought, and develop technical leadership. To successfully complete the PhD program, the candidate must make an original contribution to existing knowledge in the field of study. Candidates are prepared for careers in academic research and teaching, industrial research and development, and government research. Candidates are expected to have acquired autonomy in conducting research, critical assessment of research, and preparing scholarly publications.

These objectives are achieved through a combination of formal course work, independent research, teaching and research assistantships, and a research thesis making original contributions to the field of study.
For additional information, please visit our Degree Offerings page.

Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.)

  • Research-based degree
  • Fully funded for two years
  • Four graduate courses
  • One seminar
  • Thesis

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

  • Academic-based degree
  • No funding
  • Eight graduate courses

The objectives of the program are to educate students in advanced concepts and techniques, conduct research inquiry at the forefront of discipline knowledge, and foster independent and critical thought. Independent and critical thought comprise the critical and scholarly skills necessary to conduct research. These objectives are achieved through a combination of course work, thesis and project work, and research seminars.

For additional information, please visit our Degree Offerings page.

Queen's University is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities, with over $14 million in sponsored research funding and almost $5 million in revenues from technology transfer. It consistently ranks as one of the top three medical/doctoral universities in Canada and offers an unparalleled environment to facilitate academic development. Among Queen's goals is to attract and retain students with outstanding potential from across Canada and around the world.

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Queen's University is based in Dupuis Hall, which is a multi-purpose facility with extensive research laboratories, and large- and small-group teaching classrooms.

Research activities in the department are concentrated in three areas: biochemical engineering, polymer and reaction engineering, and process systems engineering. Activities range from developing new bio- and polymeric materials and production techniques, to understanding how the dynamic structure of a chemical process limits the performance that can be achieved. Significant collaborations across these fields exist within the department, and faculty members also collaborate extensively with other researchers across Queen's and at other institutions.

About Kingston, Ontario

Located at the north eastern end of Lake Ontario midway between Toronto and Montreal, the historic city of Kingston is a flourishing regional centre of culture, business and industry. Kingston is also home of many historic sites, as well as the Royal Military College of Canada, St. Lawrence College and one of the world's best freshwater sailing areas.

Standards for admission are very high, and prospective students will need to have demonstrated excellent academic performance. A complete application generally consists of at least a finalized application, two letters of reference and official transcripts from all education institutions. For applicants whose first language is not English, a passing test score from one of our acceptable sources here is also required.

Although faculty members in the Department collaborate extensively with other researchers across the University, research activity in the Department is focused in three areas: bio-engineering chemistry, chemical reaction engineering, and process simulation and control. To identify potential supervisors with research programs which may be of particular interest, prospective students should review the specific research profiles currently being investigated by faculty members in the Department.

Please note that a processing fee of $105.00 (CDN) must accompany all completed applications. Applications will not be considered until all of the required documentation and the application fee have been received. Completed applications will be considered and prospective students notified of whether they will be recommended, to the School of Graduate Studies and Research, for acceptance into a particular degree program in the Department. The Calendar of the School of Graduate Studies and Research can be consulted for information on programs and courses.

Applications may be submitted here.