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Graduate Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

Chemical Engineering LabPhD candidates accepted with a M.Sc. must take a minimum of four term courses. Two graduate courses must be from within the department of Chemical Engineering, unless otherwise approved by the research supervisor and departmental graduate coordinator. At least one term-length course must be taken outside the department. All programs of study must be approved by the department. No credit is given for undergraduate-level courses.

Students in the MSc program who are promoted to the PhD program, as well as BSc holders that are admitted directly to the PhD program are required to take a minimum of four term courses. Two graduate courses must be from within the department, unless otherwise approved by the research supervisor and departmental graduate coordinator. At least one term-length course must be taken outside the department. No credit is given for undergraduate-level courses.

All students must take CHEM-801*, a non-credit course in laboratory safety, at the first opportunity after their initial registration. The student must attend department seminars and complete two seminar presentations on the student's thesis work in order to complete CHEE897, the mandatory seminar series course.

PhD in Chemical Engineering Major Map

Whether you are considering or have embarked on graduate studies at Queen’s, use this map to plan for success in five overlapping areas of your career and academic life. The map helps you explore possibilities, set goals and track your individual accomplishments. Everyone’s journey is different – the guide offers options for finding your way at Queen’s and setting the foundation for your future.