Ambitious students looking to make their mark should consider a Chemical and Petroleum Engineering degree. Under the research-based program, students are expected to grow their skills as they produce a significant original contribution to fundamental engineering knowledge. This degree is generally a requirement for a career in academia or government/industrial research. A PhD can also be a first step toward a chief scientific officer (CSO) position.
Oil and gas, medicine, education, government sector, research and consulting. Process engineer, petroleum reservoir engineer, petroleum production engineer, environmental engineer, software development, documentation for chemical process/petroleum reservoir simulation software, sales.
A PhD in chemical and petroleum engineering is usually considered a final degree.
Topics may include mass transfer, chemical reactor design, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and more.
Professional Development Courses
Students take two professional development courses on communication styles, presentation skills and more.
Students will complete both oral and written candidacy exams.
Core courses include Reservoir Simulation, Secondary and Tertiary Recovering, Thermal Recovery Methods and more.
Students complete Experimental Design and Error Analysis and Advanced Mathematical Methods in Engineering prior to candidacy.
Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
Admission requirements and information
Requirements for the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Program
A minimum of 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the graduate degree.
An MSc degree or equivalent.
Two official copies of your final official transcripts and degree certificates (if degree is not clearly stated on transcripts) in signed sealed envelopes from institution attended. These documents may be sent to us directly from the institution or you can have the documents mailed to yourself and then mail them to us. We do not considered open official transcripts as official.
Statement of Interest (not mandatory)
C.V. (not mandatory)
English language proficiency
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
TOEFL score of 86 with no section less than 20 (Internet-based). Our institution code is 0813
IELTS score of 6.5 with no section less than 6.0 (Academic version)
All graduate students must pay general fees each year, as well as program fees.
Estimate for full-time students
Canadian and permanent resident
12 months of study
First 12 months of study
For first year of studies
General fees and program fees
General fees are annual and per-term fees. Annual fees are paid once per year, while per-term are paid each term (3 terms per year).
Program fees cover standard academic costs. Textbooks and other course material costs are not included.
What are annual continuing fees?
Domestic Continuing Fees: $1,627 CAD
International Continuing fees: $3,693 CAD
Continuing fees apply in the first term following completion of candidacy requirements.
The supervisor, an institution or government can provide Funding. Students cannot be self-funded for this program. Funding amounts vary by supervisor; the minimum support is $21,000 CDN per year.
Fees listed here are estimates only, and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. These amounts should not be considered accurate. All amounts are in Canadian Dollars.
Fees are subject to change.
For more details and the most accurate information go to the Academic Calendar
For more general information, see our Fees and Funding Guide
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