The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs focuses on original engineering research with a faculty member.  We suggest that you apply, and upload all materials and then start the process of trying to make contact with faculty members in the research area(s) that you are interested in. You can contact a faculty member to be your prospective supervisor through our official form. You may apply without a supervisor.  A supervisor is only necessary to be accepted.

Questions:  Please e-mail Manager, Graduate Studies for assistance.

PhD Graduate Studies Academic Calendar

Program details

  • 3.5 courses effective Fall 2019
  • Original research
  • Thesis
  • 4 years (12 terms)
  • Full-time and part-time study available

Admission requirements and documents

  • Master of Applied Science or equivalent degree
  • 80% average in previous degree
  • Transcripts
  • Supplementary Information Form
  • Résumé
  • 3 references (at least 2 must be academic)
  • Evidence of English language proficiency if not educated in a North American institution and not on the exemption list. Please review admission requirements before applying.

Application deadlines

Apply by

Start date

February 1st

Fall term

June 1st

Winter term

October 1st

Spring term

All relevant documents pertaining to your application must be uploaded within 10 business days of you submitting your application.

Finding a supervisor

Every PhD applicant must be accepted as a candidate under the supervision of a Chemical Engineering faculty member.

Once you have a complete application package, contact potential academic supervisors conducting research in your area of specialization. You may also view current open positions from supervisors. It is your responsibility bring your performance and record to the attention of those faculty members under whom you would like to work.