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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering



¿Qué aprenderé?

Graduate research fields

  • Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Green Reaction Engineering
  • Interfacial Phenomena, Colloids and Porous Media
  • Nanotechnology
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Process Systems Engineering
  • Separation Processes

Program information

Admit term(s)

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring

Delivery mode

  • On-campus

Length of program

The minimum period of registration for the PhD degree is four terms. Degree requirements must be satisfied within four calendar years following the date of admission into the PhD program, unless extensions are approved by the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Engineering. Requests for extension must be supported by a written departmental recommendation along with a realistic timetable for the completion of the degree and evidence of adequate progress in research. Extensions are not granted automatically and will be refused in the case of inadequate progress. University of Waterloo regulations stipulate that approval of an extension past three extended terms is at the discretion of the Associate Provost, Graduate Studies.

A minimum of two terms of full-time residence is expected from students who wish to proceed on a part-time basis. Full-time residency means that a student is present on campus for at least three days a week, or a sufficient period of time per week to satisfy the supervisor. The most appropriate time for this residence period will be established in consultation with the supervisor(s) and the Associate Chair Graduate Studies.

Program type – Doctoral and Research

Registration option(s) - Full-time and Part-time

Study option(s)

  • Thesis

Degree requirements

Thesis option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses
    • Students with a MASc degree must complete CHE 600 Engineering and Research Methods, Ethics, Practice, and Law (0.25 credit weight) and 3 graduate courses (0.50 unit weight per course) as follows:
      • 3 graduate level elective courses (a minimum of 2 CHE)
      • If CHE 601 Theory and Application of Transport Phenomena and CHE 602 Chemical Reactor Analysis or course equivalents were not taken during MASc studies, electives are reduced and these courses are substituted
    • 3 must be 600 or 700 level graduate courses.
    • No more than 1 may be taught by supervisor(s).
    • No more than 1 may be a reading course.
    • Students without a MASc degree must complete CHE 600 Engineering and Research Methods, Ethics, Practice, and Law (0.25 credit weight) and 7 graduate courses (0.50 unit weight per course) as follows:
      • CHE 601 Theory and Application of Transport Phenomena
      • CHE 602 Chemical Reactor Analysis
      • 5 graduate level elective courses of which 2 must be CHE courses
    • 5 must be 600 or 700 level graduate courses.
    • No more than 2 may be 500 level courses.
    • No more than 2 may be taught by supervisor(s).
    • No more than 1 may be a reading course.
    • Students must achieve a:
      • Minimum cumulative average of 70%.
      • Minimum grade of 65% in each individual course.
    • Each student is responsible for monitoring their own academic records and must immediately notify their Graduate Coordinator of any inadequate grade or average.
  • Link(s) to courses
    • Chemical Engineering (CHE) courses
    • Graduate course search
  • Seminar Attendance
  • PhD Comprehensive Examination
  • PhD Thesis

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Faculty of Engineering

Opciones de estudio


Costos de estudio
Full-time tuition per term: $7,396.00; Full-time incidental fees per term (including HST): $804.34; Graduate co-operative programs: A fee in the amount of $745.00 per four-month work-term will be charged to students using the services of Co-operative Education. The given fees refers to the academic year 2022-2023 and subject to change it for upcoming intakes.
Aplicaciones hasta

Esperado October 2023

Fecha de inicio

8 Mayo 2023


Faculty of Engineering

Engineering 7 (E7), Room: 7302,


Ontario (ON),

N2L 3G1, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must have a 75% overall standing, or equivalent, in the previous degree is the minimum requirement for admission to a PhD program. In addition, candidates must demonstrate other superior qualifications, such as advanced research ability. It should be noted that many departments have standards higher than the minimum. Some departments admit exceptional applicants directly into the PhD from an Honours undergraduate program; most admit from the Master's into the PhD; and in certain instances a candidate who has successfully completed one PhD may be admitted into a second PhD in a complementary area. Other English language requirements: Paper-Based  TOEFL(PBT): 580; MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 85,80 per section For co-op programs: speaking 3; CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment: 70, 60 per band, Writing 70,Speaking 70; PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English: 63, Writing 65, Speaking 65; EFAS - English for Academic Success: 75% overall in 400 level with 75% in each of academic, oral, and writing.

Para estudiantes internacionales

  • At the time of admission, each student must have an approved PhD supervisor who has agreed in writing to supervise their academic program
  • Applicants must demonstrate excellence of background preparation and academic achievement in prior degrees and, usually, possess a relevant, thesis-based Master's degree with a minimum 80% standing. A Master's degree obtained without a full research thesis is normally an inadequate qualification for admission to the PhD program.
  • Three academic references. The opinions on academic preparation and research ability must refer to the applicant’s demonstrated ability to formulate research problems and execute the research required to solve problems, as indicated by a Master’s of Applied Science (MASc) research thesis or published scientific/technical paper. The references should also refer to the applicant having adequate English language skills to pursue a doctoral program, with all of its requirements, at the University of Waterloo.

English language proficiency

  • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) - 80; writing 22; speaking 20; reading 20; listening 18
  • IELTS (Academic) - 6.5; writing 6.0; speaking 6.0
  • Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency) - 176; minimum 169 in each area
  • CAEL - 60; 60 per band
  • PTE (Academic) - 60; writing 60; speaking 60
  • EFAS - 75% overall in level 300 with at least 75% in writing, oral and academic skills or 70% in level 400 with at least 70% in writing, oral and academic skills

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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