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Graduate Studies Calendar 2013-2014 Program Descriptions Engineering, Chemical and Petroleum ENCH
Engineering, Chemical and Petroleum - ENCH
Contact Information

Location: Schulich School of Engineering, Room B212
Phone number: 403.220.4802
Fax number: 403.284.4852
Email address: chemandpetenggrad@ucalgary.ca
Web page URL: http://www.eng.ucalgary.ca/Chemical/

1. Degrees and Specializations Offered

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MSc), thesis-based
Master of Engineering (MEng), thesis-based and course-based

For registration status of thesis-based graduate students, see “Engineering Programs”.

Specializations:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering (thesis-based only)
  • Environmental Engineering (Interdisciplinary)*
  • Energy and Environment (Interdisciplinary)*
  • Energy and Environmental Systems (Interdisciplinary, thesis-based only)*

The following specializations are offered only to course-based MEng degrees:

  • Petroleum Reservoir Engineering
  • Petroleum Exploration Engineering
  • Reservoir Characterization (Interdisciplinary)*

*See the Calendar section on Interdisciplinary Specializations for further information.

2. Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Schulich School of Engineering, the Department requires:

Master of Engineering with Specialization in Petroleum Engineering

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Oil and Gas, or Petroleum Engineering

Exceptionally, students with a Bachelor’s degree in another branch of Engineering and substantial experience in the petroleum industry may be considered for admission.

Doctor of Philosophy

See "Engineering Programs".

3. Application Deadline

Deadlines for submission of complete applications for students with international transcripts:

March 15 for September admission (MEng, MSc, PhD)
July 15 for January admission (MEng, MSc, PhD)
November 15 for May admission (MSc, PhD)

Deadlines for submission of complete applications for students with Canadian and US transcripts:

July 15 for September admission (MEng, MSc, PhD)
November 15 for January admission (MEng, MSc, PhD)
March 15 for May admission (MSc, PhD)

4. Advanced Credit

See "Engineering Programs".

5. Program/Course Requirements

See "Engineering Programs".

6. Additional Requirements

The Department has established the following two graduate courses as required courses for the Master of Science and Doctoral degrees:

Experimental Design and Error Analysis (Chemical Engineering 701)
Advanced Mathematical Methods in Engineering (Chemical Engineering 703)

Regardless of their specialization, all Master of Science students must take at least one of these two required courses while all doctoral students must take both required courses.

In addition, core courses have been established for the following specializations:

All Master of Science students in the Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering specializations must complete at least one of the core courses of their specialization and all doctoral students must complete at least two of the core courses of their specialization. Requirements for other specializations are listed under the corresponding sections.

All Master of Science and Doctoral students (Chemical, Petroleum, and Energy & Environment specializations) are required to register and participate in the Research Seminar course (Chemical Engineering 601) for each of the first two terms of their degree program. Each student (Chemical, Petroleum, and Energy & Environment specializations) must also present one research seminar in Chemical Engineering 601.

All Master of Science and Doctoral students (Biomedical Engineering specialization) are required to register and participate in the Research Seminar course (Chemical Engineering 601) in one Fall Term and the Biomedical Engineering equivalent (Biomedical Engineering 607) in one Winter Term usually during the first year of their degree program. Each student (Biomedical Engineering specialization) must present one research seminar in Biomedical Engineering 607.

For more details, students must refer to the guidelines for the Research Seminar course. Requirements for other specializations are listed under the corresponding sections.

For Master of Engineering course-based students, at least 60 per cent of the courses must be from the declared area of specialization.

7. Credit for Undergraduate Courses

Not applicable.

8. Time Limit

See "Engineering Programs".

9. Supervisory Assignments

All students are required to have a supervisor before the second annual registration. For students in the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs, a supervisor is normally appointed at the time of admission.

10. Required Examinations

All final thesis oral examinations involve a public seminar/presentation before the oral examination.

PhD candidacy examination will not involve questions on the research proposal but will include questions on background knowledge needed to carry out the proposed research. See "Engineering Programs".

11. Research Proposal Requirements

Doctor of Philosophy
A research proposal must be submitted to and approved by the supervisory committee before the candidacy examination.

12. Special Registration Information

None.

13. Financial Assistance

See "Engineering Programs".

14. Other Information

See "Engineering Programs".

15. Faculty Members/Research Interests

The current research interests of the academic staff can be found at http://www.eng.ucalgary.ca/ench/node/73, or from the Department.