Please e-mail queries about admissions to the Chair of the Graduate Admissions Committee.
viviane [dot] yargeau [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Viviane Yargeau)
Associate Professor and Graduate Admissions Committee Chair
All other queries should be directed to the Graduate Program Director or Graduate Secretary.
Chemical Engineering is a "relatively" young profession - not even a century old, formally speaking. The need for producing goods and services created by advancement of "industrial" Chemistry spun off the profession which has its craddle in North America.
Where are Chemical Engineers employed, what do they do? Their careers are widely distributed due to their flexibility and desirable background training. They become good employees or bold enterpreneurs, sometimes successful even in fields unrelated to engineering. We find Chemical Engineers mainly in:
The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) is the national body for chemical engineers. It helps chemical engineers to stay in touch with each other, keep up-to-date on technologies, etc. This is particularly important after you graduate; suddenly you are no longer surrounded by your friends of four years (all scattered across the globe in various industries), and it is rare to be working with more than a couple other chemical engineers in the same company.
The Department of Chemical Engineering provides graduate programs at the Master's and Doctoral levels. A general description of these programs follows. For a more detail on the graduate program and degree requirements, please see our latest handbook located below.
GS Handbook_2013-2014 [.pdf]
Before starting the application procedure, please check that you meet the admission requirements.
Information on important funding opportunities from outside the Department of Chemical Engineering can be found by clicking on the links to the right .
A BEng degree at McGill is well earned, respected worldwide, and can be completed in a relatively short time. This fully accredited Engineering program is recognized by professional engineering bodies. Completion of the BEng may take only 3 years of full-time study for students with an appropriate background. Students who need to make up for some basic science courses may take another semester (4 months). Many students take advantage of minor specialty programs, which could add one more semester.