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Chemical Engineering - MASc at Waterloo

Program information

Department/School Chemical Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering
Admit term(s)

Fall (September – December)

Winter (January – April)

Spring (May – August)

Application and document submission deadline(s)

February 1 (for admission in September)*

June 1 (for admission in January of the following year)*

October 1 (for admission in May of the following year)*

Delivery mode On-campus
Program type Master's, Research
Length of program 24 months (full-time)
Registration option(s) Full-time, Part-time
Study option(s) Thesis

Research fields - Graduate research fields are used to better define a student's research concentration

Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering

Green Reaction Engineering

Interfacial Phenomena, Colloids and Porous Media


Polymer Science and Engineering

Process Systems Engineering

Separation Processes

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*NOTE: all relevant documents pertaining to your application must be uploaded within 10 business days of the date of your submission, and before the deadline, as indicated above.

What does it take to get in?

Minimum admission requirements

  • A 75% overall standing in the last two years, or equivalent, in a four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent.


Application materials

  • Resume

  • Supplementary information form (SIF)
    • The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
    • If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
  • Transcript(s)

  • References
    • Two references are required; at least one academic
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
    • TOEFL 80 (writing 22, speaking 20, reading 20, listening 18), IELTS 6.5 (writing 6.0, speaking 6.0)

How much will it cost?

What can you expect at Waterloo?

    This program page is effective September 2023; it will be updated annually.  Any changes to the program page following this date will be indicated with a notation. 

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