Graduate programs

Explore our graduate programs

We are located in the energy capital of Canada, which gives us a strong connection to the oil and gas industry. Our professors understand the needs and challenges of industry and prepare students for successful careers in this critical sector.


Master of Science (thesis-based)

The MSc (Eng) is typically the first step toward a career in research. The program is designed to give students the foundation they need for the rigorous world of academic research. Students take courses in chemical and petroleum engineering fundamentals and also produce and defend a thesis.

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Master of Engineering (course-based)

The course-based MEng program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Students choosing specializations in petroleum engineering and environmental engineering, however, must study full time and complete the course requirements within eight to 12 months. For all other graduate programs and specializations, part-time students typically take four to six years to complete.

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Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD is a research-based degree that usually takes three years of full-time study following a master's degree or four years following a bachelor's degree. Students are expected to grow their skills as they produce a significant original contribution to fundamental engineering knowledge. This degree is generally a requirement for a career in academia or government/industrial research, or as a chief science officer in an organization.

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Graduate specializations

Chemical engineering

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Petroleum engineering

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Biomedical engineering

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Engineering, energy and environment

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Environmental engineering

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Energy and environmental systems

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Reservoir characterization

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Graduate student resources

Discover all of the ways to fund your graduate education and ensure your own success.

Sources of funding

Explore our scholarships, learn about grad student funding and assistantships, and search a list of external awards. 

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International students

Read about our international student admission requirements, funding options and support resources. 

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Indigenous students

Explore a breakdown of Indigenous award opportunities, internal and external scholarships and grad student funding.

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Graduate admission enquiries

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Mailing address:
ENB 202, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Street address:
622 Collegiate Place NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4V8

Campus location:
ENB 202, Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex (EN)

Contact our graduate admissions advisor: 
403.210.7016