Admission Requirements

* Effective 2022 October 1

  • A completed undergraduate degree in chemical or materials engineering from a recognized institution. NOTE: Applicants must declare all previous academic education and provide acceptable supporting documents for their application to be valid. Click here for more information on Academic Documents. *Graduates with non-engineering backgrounds may be admitted under special arrangements which involve the completion of certain undergraduate engineering courses.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0 in the last two years of study, or an equivalent qualification (see minimum academic requirements by country here)
  • English Language Requirement. Applicants with English as an additional language must submit ONE of the following English language test results:

*English test results must be dated within the past two years.

*The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering does NOT use the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research's exemption list for waiving the English language requirement.

* ESL 550 is NOT sufficient to meet our English language requirement.

* Letters of English proficiency are NOT sufficient to meet our English language requirement.

* Only students who have completed a degree from Canada, USA, UK, Australia, or New Zealand are exempt from the English language requirement.

Important notes for all applicants:
  • Applicants currently enrolled in a degree program at another recognized university must finish that program prior to admission to the University of Alberta
  • Applicants with an M.Sc. or equivalent will only be considered for the Ph.D. program
  • Applicants who hold a PhD in a field of science or engineering will not be admitted to the graduate program here
  • Applicants for the M.Eng. program must have an undergraduate degree in engineering