The Department has established core courses for the following specializations in thesis-based programs:
- Chemical Engineering specialization, Biomedical Engineering specialization, Environmental Engineering specialization, Energy and Environment specialization, Energy and Environmental Systems specialization: Chemical Engineering 613, 623, 625, 631, 633, 701 and 703.
- Petroleum Engineering specialization: Chemical Engineering 621, 629, 647, 657, 677, 701 and 703.
All Master of Science students in the Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and Biomedical Engineering specializations must complete at least two of the core courses of their specialization. All doctoral students in these specializations must have completed at least four of the core courses of their specialization before proceeding to the candidacy examination. Doctoral students in the Chemical Engineering specialization can substitute one core course for a core course in the Petroleum Engineering specialization. Doctoral students in the Petroleum Engineering specialization can substitute one core course for a core course in the Chemical Engineering specialization.
All Master of Science students in the Environmental Engineering specialization and the Energy and Environment specialization must complete at least one of the core courses in their specialization. All doctoral students in these specializations must have completed at least two of the core courses in their specialization before proceeding to the candidacy examination. Requirements for these specializations are listed under the corresponding sections.
All Master of Science students in the Energy and Environmental Systems specialization must complete at least one of the core chemical engineering courses. All doctoral students in this specialization must have completed at least two of the core chemical engineering courses before proceeding to the candidacy examination.
All Master of Science and doctoral students in the program are required to register and participate in the Professional Development I (Engineering 601) and Professional Development II (Engineering 603) courses in the first year of their degree program. All Master of Science and doctoral students must also present one research seminar at the annual Graduate Student Conference in the Winter Term.
For Master of Engineering course-based students (except for Petroleum Engineering specialization), at least 18 units (3 full-course equivalents) at the graduate level must be from the declared area of specialization.
All Master of Engineering (course-based) students in the Petroleum Engineering specialization will be required to complete 30 units (5 full-course equivalents) of coursework as follows:
A.12 units (2 full-course equivalents) of Core Engineering Courses:
- Engineering 681 Engineering Tools (3 units)
- Engineering 682 Sustainability (3 units)
- Engineering 683 Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 units)
- Engineering 684 Introduction to Project Management (3 units)
B.18 units (3 full-course equivalents) of Petroleum Engineering Specialization Courses from the list below.
At least one of Petroleum Engineering 625 or 627 must be included in the 18 units. Any variations in required courses will be with the approval of the Department.
ENPE courses attempted but failed (with a grade of "D+" or higher) may each be challenged once through an examination. Courses with a grade of "D" and "F" must be successfully repeated with a grade of at least a "B-" for each course. If a student passes a challenge examination, a "B-" grade will be recorded on the student's transcript. If a student fails the challenge examination, the original grade will stand, and the student will be required to repeat the course. Enrolling in a course but withdrawing before completion is not an attempt that qualifies for a challenge. Challenge examinations are available only for the ENPE courses, and there is a limit of two challenge examinations for a student's program.
Any course deficiency must be cleared at the next available opportunity. In the case that a student is unable to register for a course or withdraws from a course for valid reasons, the student may be able to substitute a similar course from the courses approved for the graduate thesis-based program with the approval of the Department.
IFP MEng Pathways: Course-Based MEng with Specialization in Petroleum Engineering
Students admitted to IFP MEng Pathways complete a structured curriculum in place of the regular MEng curriculum for the specialization in Petroleum Engineering. IFP MEng Pathways students take courses offered by the Schulich School of Engineering concurrently with English language support courses offered by the International Foundations Program, over either ten or twelve months:
International Foundations Program (IFPX) and International Foundations Program Engineering (IFPE) courses cannot be used for credit toward the degree program unless specifically allowed by that program.