Master of Engineering (MEng) Biological, Chemical and Industrial

Admission Requirements

For a candidate to be considered for the Master of Engineering in Biological, Chemical and Industrial Engineering programs, they must have obtained an undergraduate degree in engineering or a related discipline with high scholastic standing from a recognized university.  Applicants with industrial expreience are encouraged to apply.

Academic Requirements

Program Requirements

The course requirements for the Master of Engineering Biological, Chemical and Industrial is not less than 27 credit hours and the graduate seminar. Undergraduate courses, in the area of a student’s interest, not taken by the student for previous credit, may be included in the program, subject to prior approval. Not more than 12 credit hours may be undergraduate credit hours.  Up to 6 credit hours of the program requirements may be completed in the form of an optional project requiring appointment of a project supervisor and presentation of the project results within the graduate seminar.  Students should seek advice from the program coordinator if they intend to pursue this option.

Individual departments will assess applicants and select students for the program in their respective departments. Students’ programs will be determined by the department in which the student is registered. All programs must have the approval of the department.

Examination Requirement

All courses required to meet the degree requirements are considered essential courses. Essential courses can include any required undergraduate or prerequisite courses. Any courses taken in excess of the requirements are subject to approval by the supervisor. These courses will appear on the student’s transcript as regular courses.

All Master’s degree candidates must pass all graduate level courses with a grade of at least B-. Any approved undergraduate course taken by a Master’s candidate must be passed with a grade of at least B-. Graduate students are allowed to repeat only one course during their program in the Faculty of Engineering. Graduate students are not eligible to write supplementary examinations. Transfer credits from other universities will be considered on a case by case basis.

MEng degree candidates choosing to complete the optional 6 credit hour project as part of their 27 credit hour program requirement must present their work within the graduate seminar.

In addition to meeting the grade requirements, failure to maintain an acceptable academic standing will result in a student being asked to withdraw from the program. Failure to achieve the minimum mark as noted above shall be considered grounds for dismissal.

Time Requirement

The minimum time requirement for completing the program is twelve months. A student is required to register each session to maintain eligibility to continue his/her program of studies. See Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulations for policies regarding the maximum length of time for degree completion and extensions.