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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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At a Glance


  • Completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or a related engineering or applied science discipline 
  • Minimum GPA or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+) in the last two years of study 


  • Completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or a related engineering or applied science discipline 
  • Minimum GPA or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study


  • Completion of a master’s degree in chemical engineering or a related engineering or applied science discipline
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+)

Applicants may be required to provide certification of English language proficiency. For more information, review the Yeates School of Graduate Studies admission requirements.

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  • 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 
  • 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

Admissions Contact

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150
Fax: 416-979-5153

Program Contacts

Dr. Chil-Hung (Henry) Cheng
Graduate Program Director
PhD, Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University
Research areas: Synthesis and characterization and mesoporous materials; heterogeneous catalysts; surface functionalization of silicates; small-angle X-ray scattering
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 2131

Christine Mazurkiewicz
Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 3330
Fax: 416-979-5153

“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

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.

student working at a desk

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.


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.

Finding a Supervisor

Students should apply to the program first. Applications that meet the minimum requirements of the program will be forwarded to faculty members in the program for review. Successful applicants will be invited to visit the program and meet with faculty members that are interested in supervising them as a graduate student in their research group. A matching system is used to find the best students/supervisor match (using input from both applicants and faculty members). After a suitable match is determined, an official offer of admission will be sent with the supervisor named in the offer.