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Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

The Department of Chemical Engineering and MACC attract graduate students from top universities throughout the world. We typically have students from all continents at any time, making for interesting discussion and friendships. Most students admitted into the full-time M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. programs receive an offer of funding in the form of a Teaching Assistantship and a scholarship. Graduate students within MACC have a number of leading edge graduate courses to choose from. These include courses offered by MACC faculty as well as courses in other departments.

Graduate students have the opportunity to interact with member companies through collaborative research projects and the annual MACC meeting and workshop. The strong background that our graduate students develop through their graduate courses and industrially relevant research make them sought after by companies across a wide range of industries.

Our graduate students attend an annual conference in Control, Optimization and Statistics in which process systems research groups from several universities in Southern Ontario and Quebec participate. The conference is an ideal forum for research discussions, and meeting graduate students and faculty from other institutions. The conference is hosted by a different university each year, with past locations including Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Waterloo, Kingston and Hamilton. Graduate students also have the opportunity at presenting their research at international conferences.

The interactions within the MACC group, with member companies and related research groups makes for a uniquely stimulating and enriching environment.

Where do our graduates work?

Our Masters and Ph.D graduates have gone on to find employment in diverse areas, as shown by the (partial) list of companies. Former graduates: please contact us to keep this list up to date.

ABBMcMaster University
Air Products and Chemicals Pfizer
Alstom PowerPraxair
ArcelorMittal DofascoProSensus, Inc
Atomic Energy of Canada LimitedQueen's University
BiogenIdecSamsung Engineering
CorningShell (USA and Canada)
DeloitSiemens
DuPont (USA and Canada)Suncor
Exxon MobilUmetrics, Inc.
Frito-LayUnion Gas
GlaxoSmithKlineUnited States Department of Energy
HatchUniversity of Alberta
HoneywellUniversité Laval
Imperial OilUniveristy of Toronto
InvistaUniversity of Waterloo
LillyVale
MatrikonWacker Chemie

These charts also help explain in which industries and regions our alumni work.

Pie charts of where MACC alumni currently work

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about graduate studies, click here.