The program information below is valid for the fall 2019 term (September 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019).

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Program type 
    • Master's
    • Professional
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Additional program information 
    • Important notice for MEng applicants: applicants to the MEng program are expected to be entirely self funded. No financial assistance will be provided from the Department of Chemical Engineering or the University of Waterloo.
  • Minimum requirements 
    • A 75% overall standing in the last two years, or equivalent, in a four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  2
    • Type of references: 

      at least 1 academic

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Coursework option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must complete CHE 600 Engineering and Research Methods, Ethics, Practice, and Law (0.25 credit weight) and 8 graduate courses (0.50 unit weight per course) as follows:
      • CHE 601 Theory and Application of Transport Phenomena
      • CHE 602 Chemical Reactor Analysis
      • 6 graduate level electives of which 3 must be CHE courses
    • No more than 2 may be 500 level courses.
    • No more than 1 may be a reading course.
    • Graduate courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering are numbered as 600 or 700 series courses and are assigned a unit weight of 0.50, which means that they are one-term courses as defined in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.
    • Only courses taken within five years prior to the completion of the MEng degree may be counted for credit towards a degree, unless a request for revalidation is granted.
    • Students must achieve a:
      • Minimum cumulative average of 70%.
      • Minimum grade of 65% in each individual course.
      • Note: Probationary students may have specific grade requirements, which will be specified in their admission letter.
    • Each student is responsible for monitoring their own academic records and must immediately notify the Graduate Coordinator of any inadequate grade or average.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Seminar Attendance
    • Over the course of their degree program, all students must attend 12 seminars from departments and research institutions where Chemical Engineering faculty members have a membership. The Chemical Engineering seminars are documented in the Events section of the Chemical Engineering Department website.
    • Note: At Chemical Engineering seminars, attendance is documented. At other approved seminars, students must complete an attendance form and get it signed by the seminar organizer. Full instructions are available on the Department website.