M.Eng, M.A.Sc, Ph.D
We offer you the opportunity to explore your research interests in collaboration with acclaimed scientists in our department, across Queen’s and at other institutions. You will work in world-class, locally-based research facilities including the Fuel Cell Research Centre (in collaboration with the Royal Military College of Canada), the Human Mobility Research Centre and the Advanced Polymeric Materials Characterization facility.
Our department is big enough to ensure breadth of research activities while fostering a cohesive learning environment.
While we emphasize and encourage collaboration with other researchers across the University our research activity is focused on our approved fields of study: Biochemical Engineering, Polymers & Reaction Chemistry and Process Systems Engineering.
Graduate Assistant Department of Chemical Engineering
19 Division St., Room 201 Dupuis Hall
Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6
Fax: 613.533.6637 Web
Application Deadline: March 1 for September admissions (We also have January and May admissions)
Notification of admission is one month after we receive the complete application.
"I enjoyed the interaction between the students and faculty and our industrial partners. It was like a built-in work experience while you’re in school. Apart from the fact that I’ve been learning a real-life system and have real data to work with, I’ve also had real world experience that I can add to my résumé."
—Adegboyega Babasola, M.Sc., 2009
Degrees Offered / Length of Program
- M.Eng. (course based Masters):1 year
- M.A.Sc.: 1.5 - 2 years
- Ph.D.: 3 - 4 years
Method of Completion
- Master’s:course work, seminar and thesis
- Ph.D.:course work , two seminars, comprehensive exam and thesis
Degree Level Expectations & Learning Outcomes
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Cross Disciplinary Aspects
We offer opportunities to collaborate with scientists in the Human Mobility Research Centre and Computational Science and Engineering, as well as with co-supervising faculty in other departments.
Travel Opportunities Several students from our department have visited international research laboratories including those in France, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Supervisors and Fields of Study
We suggest that you review the specific research projects currently being investigated by faculty members to identify a potential supervisor. Please note, however, that contacting a faculty member does not guarantee acceptance and you will need to submit your full application in order to be considered.
: Biological conversion of biological feedstocks to energy, materials and useful ends (e.g., degradation of pollutants).
- Researchers: Andrew Daugulis (Queen's Research Chair), Ron Neufeld, Juliana Ramsay, Bruce Ramsay and Pascale Champagne.
Environmental Engineering: Biological conversion of pollutants to benign products.
- Researchers: Juliana Ramsay, Bruce Ramsay, Andrew Daugulis and Ted Grandmaison.
Macro-molecular Processes and Products
: Polymer reaction engineering including biological macromolecules.
- Researchers: Brian Amsden, Michael Cunningham, Robin Hutchinson, Marianna Kontopoulou, Kim McAuley, Scott Parent, Ron Neufeld and Kim Woodhouse
: Tissue engineering.
- Researchers: Brian Amsden, Lauren Flynn, Ron Neufeld, Kim Woodhouse and Steve Waldman (CRC).
Process Systems Engineering: Process control, optimization and applied statistics.
- Researchers: Martin Guay, Tom Harris, Xiang Li, Kim McAuley and Jim McLellan.
PEM and solid oxide fuel cells and alternative feeds to fuel cells.
- Researchers: Kunal Karan, Brant Peppley (CRC) and Dominik Barz
Molecular Assembly for Nanostructures
: Assembly using non-uniform electric fields and micro-Raman spectroscopy.
- Researcher: Aris Docoslis (CRC)
Graduates have pursued careers in diverse sectors. In addition to academic and industrial research careers, our graduates find employment in the public sector, the private sector, consulting, sales, and marketing, and in industry including finance, petroleum, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing.
- M.Eng: No funding available
- M.A.Sc: $25,000 minimum
- Ph.D: $25,000 minimum
Basic funding package includes teaching assistantships and internal awards. We encourage you to apply for additional funding through external scholarships (NSERC, OGS, etc.). Entering graduate students who win federal government tri-council awards are automatically provided a $5,000 top-up by Queen’s.
Grades: B+, minimum of 75% in last year of study
- Master’s: Upper Class standing in an undergraduate program (We accept candidates from programs other than engineering.)
- Ph.D.: Completion of Master’s degree unless promoted
For international students if required, a TOEFL score of 580 (paper based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.
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- Hala Fam - interdisciplinary work can be challenging but necessary...
- Mary Thompson - worked in Switzerland for 3 months as part of her studies...
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