Graduate Studies

Make a difference in the world, through research that captures your curiosity!

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers research-oriented programs leading to Master’s and doctoral degrees. Students in Chemical Engineering graduate programs conduct interdisciplinary research in a dynamic environment, moving on to international careers in industry and academia.

Collaborate with internationally recognized researchers in an environment that prioritizes discovery, strong supervisor-student relationships, and a collegial, community-centric environment.

Curious about graduate studies at Queen’s Chemical Engineering? Learn more:

Admissions Information

Our Information and Advice page has more information on graduate studies at Queen’s Chemical Engineering, including admissions criteria, learning outcomes, financial support, and more.

For an overview of graduate studies admissions across Queen’s, please visit the School of Graduate Studies.

    • Why Choose Queen's

      Queen's is one of Canada's top three research-intensive universities, with over $14 million in sponsored research funding and almost $5 million in revenues from technology transfer. It attracts top graduate students from across Canada and around the world.

      The Department of Chemical Engineering at Queen's University is based in Dupuis Hall, a multi-purpose facility with extensive research laboratories, and large- and small-group teaching classrooms.

      Queen’s Chemical Engineering specializes in bioengineering, materials and interfaces, process systems engineering and systems biology, and clean energy and sustainable environment. Activities range from developing new bio- and polymeric materials and production techniques to understanding how the dynamic structure of a chemical process limits potential performance. Collaboration is the lifeblood of our department – among our researchers, across the university, and around the world.

      About Kingston, Ontario

      Located at the northeastern end of Lake Ontario midway between Toronto and Montreal, the historic city of Kingston is a flourishing regional centre of culture, business, and industry. It blends all the amenities of a large metropolis with a small-town feeling and abundant access to nature and outdoor activities.

    • Application Procedures

      Standards for admission are very high, and prospective students will need to have demonstrated excellent academic performance. A complete application generally consists of at least a finalized application, two letters of reference and official transcripts from all education institutions. For applicants whose first language is not English, a passing test score from one of our acceptable sources is also required.

      Although faculty members in the Department collaborate extensively with other researchers across the University, research activity in the Department is focused in three areas: bio-engineering chemistry, chemical reaction engineering, and process simulation and control. To identify potential supervisors with research programs which may be of particular interest, prospective students should review the specific research profiles currently being investigated by faculty members in the Department.

      Please note that a processing fee of $110.00 (CDN) must accompany all completed applications. Applications will not be considered until all of the required documentation and the application fee have been received. Completed applications will be considered and prospective students notified of whether they will be recommended, to the School of Graduate Studies and Research, for acceptance into a particular degree program in the Department. The  Calendar of the School of Graduate Studies and Research  can be consulted for information on programs and courses.

      Applications may be submitted  here.