The minimum admission requirements for each program are outlined below. Please note that meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee that an offer of admission will be granted.
A 4-year degree (or equivalent) in engineering or the physical/chemical/biological sciences with at least a mid-B (or equivalent) in each of the last two years of full-time study.
A 4-year degree (or equivalent) in engineering or the physical/chemical/biological sciences with a B+ average (or equivalent) in each of the last two years of full-time study.
B+ (or equivalent) successful completion of a research Master’s degree in engineering or the physical/chemical/biological sciences with an overall average of at least B+ (or equivalent).
Entering the PhD Program directly after completing the MASc or MEng
Students who complete an MASc or MEng in the Department of Chemical Engineering and wish to begin a PhD in the department immediately after finishing their master’s, are to apply for PhD admission through the SGS Admission Application System. Please contact the Graduate Assistant for information on the most expedient way to apply for admission.
Entering the PhD Program directly after completing a BEng or BASc (Direct-Entry)
Students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their BEng or BASc studies may enter the PhD program directly after their undergraduate studies. Typically, an applicant must have achieved an A-range average and have participated in a research project, either through an undergraduate thesis or through research conducted in a lab.
Those interested in applying to the Flex-time PhD program (completing a PhD while concurrently working in the profession) must contact the Graduate Administrator prior to applying.
Degrees from Outside Canada
To determine whether your degree is equivalent to the degree required for admission, please click here.
English Language Proficiency Testing
Candidates who have completed their studies in any of the following countries are not required to demonstrate English language proficiency:
Australia, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, Ghana, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Candidates who have completed their studies in a country not on the above list are required to demonstrate their English language proficiency through one of the tests recognized by the university. Applicants must meet the English language proficiency requirements prior to receiving an offer of admission.