Chemical engineering

Catalyst for a new career

Master's degree in chemical and petroleum engineering

Why take this program

  • Take your career to the next level 
  • Focus your career in a specific area OR expand your opportunities across sectors
  • Gain advanced scientific knowledge that sets you apart from the pack
  • Prepare yourself for a senior role as you advance your career
  • Specialize in your area of interest 
  • Complete a master's program in one or two years
  • Earn Engineer In Training status with APEGA

Why study in Calgary

  • Calgary is a chemical and petroleum engineering hub
  • More corporate head offices and small businesses per capita than anywhere in Canada
  • Calgary is a young, diverse entrepreneurial city
  • We're the fourth-largest and fastest-growing city in Canada
  • Over 333 days of sun a year makes us Canada's sunniest city
  • Calgary is a city of endless possibilities
  • Learn more about Calgary: Calgary Economic Development

Where will I go

Demand for chemical and petroleum engineers is growing exponentially. Gain advanced scientific knowledge that will prepare you to work in:

  • Energy and Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food Products
  • Metals
  • Fertilizers
  • Synthetic Materials 
  • Oil and Gas

A supervisor is not needed for this course-based master's degree program

It’s the wave of the future. There are always going to be jobs for chemical and petroleum engineers. It’s an amazing world to work in and there are tons of amazing things you can do for our environment as a chemical engineer.

Maria Conejo

Maria Conejo, MSc Chemical Engineering '14

President and CTO, EnviroTek Remediation

Chemical engineering

Is this program right for me?

Develop advanced knowledge employers are looking for

Complete a course-based master's program in one or two years

Build on your BSc in chemical or petroleum engineering

Work with an industry partner, engineering innovative solutions to real-world problems

Chemical engineering is not just resource extraction; it is optimizing processes across all kinds of industries. As the number of clean tech companies working in renewables increases, so does the demand for chemical engineers.

Shantanu Naikade

Shantanu Naikade, Chemical Engineering graduate

Engineer in Training, Ovintiv

If you have any questions, email us at

Chemical Engineering

Apply now

We encourage you to apply early as this program receives a high volume of applications and reaches capacity quickly. We send offers to qualified applicants on a rolling basis.

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