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Graduate Studies Calendar 2018-2019 Program Descriptions Engineering, Chemical and Petroleum ENCH
Engineering, Chemical and Petroleum - ENCH
Contact Information

Location: Schulich School of Engineering, Room B212
Program number: 403.220.4802
Fax number: 403.284.4852
Email address: chemandpetenggrad@ucalgary.ca
Web page URL: schulich.ucalgary.ca/departments/chemical-and-petroleum-engineering

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:

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

*The Department is currently not accepting applications for these specializations.

International Foundations Program (IFP) MEng Pathways:

IFP MEng Pathways students take MEng courses within the Schulich School of Engineering concurrently with English language support courses offered by the International Foundations Program, normally over twelve months. IFP MEng Pathways curriculum is available in the following specialization:

  • MEng (course-based), specialization in Petroleum Engineering.
2. Admission Requirements

See Engineering Programs.

International Foundations Program (IFP) MEng Pathways
IFP MEng Pathways applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for Master's programs stated in Engineering Programs. In addition, they must meet the English Language Proficiency requirement for IFP MEng Pathways in one of the following ways: a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, a minimum TOEFL score of 69 (Internet-based test), a minimum TOEFL score of 540 (paper-based test), a minimum MELAB score of 78, or a minimum PTE score of 54.

4. Advanced Credit

See "Engineering Programs".

5. Program/Course Requirements

See "Engineering Programs".

6. Additional Requirements

Thesis-Based Programs

The Department has established core courses for the following specializations in thesis-based programs:

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.

Course-Based Programs

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:

  1. Engineering 681 Engineering Tools (3 units)
  2. Engineering 682 Sustainability (3 units)
  3. Engineering 683 Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 units)
  4. 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.

7. Credit for Undergraduate Courses

Not applicable.

8. Time Limit

Master of Engineering (course-based) students in the Petroleum Engineering Specialization are normally expected to enroll in full-time studies and to complete the Master of Engineering (course-based) with a specialization in Petroleum Engineering in 8, 10 or 12 months, based on a schedule appropriate to their background and needs as assessed by the Department. 

For other degrees, 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. See Engineering Programs for more information about the examination.

For candidacy requirements, see the website of the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering program.

11. Research Proposal Requirements

Doctor of Philosophy
See the website of the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering program for more information.

12. Financial Assistance

See "Engineering Programs".

13. Other Information

See "Engineering Programs".