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Chemical Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD)

Program Overview

Format: Full-time (MASc, MEng, PhD), Part-time (MEng)

Degree Earned: Master of Applied Science, Master of Engineering or PhD

Explore diverse research fields such as wastewater and food treatment, polymer and process engineering, metallurgy and nanotechnology in this dynamic program. Students benefit from full-scale equipment and the latest computer technology for process modelling, simulation and control. With the support of expert faculty and direct connections with industry and hospitals, our in-demand graduates are prepared to solve some of society’s most pressing challenges.

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Chemical Engineering student in lab

At a Glance

MASc

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree in chemical engineering or a related engineering or applied science discipline from an accredited institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+) in the last two years of study
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirement

MEng

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree in chemical engineering or a related engineering or applied science discipline from an accredited institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirement

PhD

  • Completion of a master’s degree in chemical engineering or a related engineering or applied science discipline from an accredited institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+)
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirement

More information on admission requirements. Due to the competitive nature of our programs, it is not possible to offer admission to everyone who applies that meets the minimum entrance requirements for the program. 

Program specific requirements

Students are encouraged to submit applications prior to the first consideration date to increase their chances of securing financial support for their graduate studies. Applications received after the first consideration date will be accepted and reviewed based on spaces remaining in the program.

See application dates.

For detailed graduate tuition and fees information please visit Fees by Program.

For information on scholarships, awards and financing your graduate studies visit Financing Your Studies.

  • Advanced Oxidation Technologies 
  • Biomedical and Tissue Engineering 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) 
  • CO2 Sequestration 
  • Discrete Element Methods (DEM) 
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) 
  • Fluidization Technology 
  • Food Technology 
  • Liquid Crystalline Materials and Phase Separation in Polymer System 
  • Mass Transfer in Polymer-Solvent Systems 
  • Membrane Technology 
  • Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip 
  • Mixing of Complex Fluids 
  • Nanotechnology 
  • Packed-Bed Fluid Dynamics and Mass Transfer 
  • Polymer Reaction Engineering 
  • Regenerative Medicine 
  • Renewable and Green Energy 
  • Rheology, Multiphase Flow, and Flow Visualization 
  • Simulation, Optimization, Process Control, and Optimal Control 
  • Statistical Modelling and Analysis 
  • Supercritical Fluids 
  • Surface Modification of Polymers 
  • Syntheses and Characterization of Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 
  • Treatment of Water and Wastewater 

Chemical Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD) graduate program calendar

  • CFD – DEM Modelling and Simulation Lab 
  • Complex Fluids and Advanced Materials Lab 
  • Environmental/Biochemical Engineering Lab 
  • Fluid Mixing Technology Lab 
  • Fluidization Lab 
  • Membrane Technology Research Lab 
  • Microarchitecture for Advanced Materials Lab 
  • Nanocomposites and Biomaterial Engineering Lab 
  • Nanoporous Materials and Catalysts Lab 
  • Plastics and Diffusion Research Lab 
  • Polymer Reaction Engineering Lab 
  • Process Engineering Computation Lab 
  • Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Lab 
  • Transport Modelling Lab 
  • Wastewater Treatment Technologies Lab 
  • Water Treatment Technology Lab

Graduate Admissions

Admissions information and how to apply

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150
Email: grdadmit@ryerson.ca

For information specific to programs, please see the program contact information below.

Program Contacts

Dr. Mehrab Mehrvar
Associate Chair, Graduate Studies
PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo
Research areas: Advanced Oxidation Technologies; Photochemical Reaction Engineering; Combined Advanced Oxidation Technologies and Biological Processes for Wastewater Treatment; Climate Change Effects on Water Quality and Quantity
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6555
Email: mmehrvar@ryerson.ca

Christine Mazurkiewicz
Graduate Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 3330
Email: chemgrad@ryerson.ca

“I knew Ryerson would challenge me to become an independent researcher capable of applying chemical engineering principles, as well as advanced analytical and experimental techniques, to largescope, open-ended research problems."

Amira Abdelrasoul, award-winning PhD alumna

Student Profile: Incubation meets innovation

Samin Eftekhari (chemical engineering PhD alumna) developed and patented an absorbable, 3D-printed material that mimics bone and has the potential to revolutionize bone graft surgeries.

Graduate Academic Calendar

Find curriculum, course descriptions and important dates for Chemical Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD).

How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning.

Funding

At Ryerson, we understand that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. Funding comes from a combination of employment contracts (as a teaching assistant), scholarships, awards and stipends. There are a number of additional funding sources – internal and external – available to graduate students that can increase these funding levels.

Research

As an urban innovation university, Ryerson offers 60+ cutting-edge, career-oriented graduate programs, as well as 125+ research centres, institutes and labs, in a wide range of disciplines. Our close connections with industry, government and community partners provide opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-world challenges and make a difference.