Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Master of Engineering (MEng)



Program Websites


Program Contact

Cole Handsaeme (cbegrad@uwo.ca)
Graduate Coordinator

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Western University
Thompson Engineering Building Rm 477
London, Ontario N6A 5B9

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 88352
f. 519-661-3498

The MEng program offers a course-based degree that may be a combination of course work and a project OR course work only. The MEng degree may be obtained either on a full-time or part-time basis.

The MEng program provides an opportunity for qualified engineers to improve his/her theoretical and practical skills. The flexibility of the program enables students to be enrolled in courses directly related to their careers in different areas of chemical/biochemical engineering.

Times to Completion

  • 3-6 Terms (1-2 years)

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time or part-time study
  • Course-based or project-based

Funding Details

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 70% average in a four-year honours degree or equivalent from an accredited university (average based on last two years of the degree).

Additional Requirements

  • Work experience is not mandatory, but applicants with work experience are given special consideration.

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score is 86, with no individual score below 20 for the internet based version; 213 for the standard electronic version; or 550 for the paper and pencil version, although some programs require a higher minimum score. [Western's TOEFL ID is 0984].
  • The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) of the British Council. The minimum acceptable score is 6 out of 9, with no minimum score below 6.0. The IELTS is offered in 6 test centres in the US and 3 in Canada.
  • The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) of the University of Michigan. Students must have at least 80 on each of the sections and an overall score of at least 85. Arrangements to write MELAB may be made online.
  • <;i>The Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL Assessment). The minimum acceptable score is 60. The CAEL Assessment is offered in several countries throughout the world as well as Canada.
  • Western English Language Centre Western's English Language Centre allows academically eligible students interested in pursuing a graduate degree at Western the opportunity to receive a conditional offer of admission to graduate studies without successful completion of an English language proficiency test. The condition is that the student must, in lieu of such a test, successfully complete Western English Language Centre's program. For more information, please visit http://englishlanguage.uwo.ca/.
  • CultureWorks. The requirement is successful completion of the High-Advanced level.Click here for information regarding a conditional offer of admission, pending CultureWorks completion.
  • Fanshawe College‚Äôs ESL Program. The requirement is graduation from Level 5, Advanced Academic Preparation, with a minimum 80% in all components.

Application Deadline(s)

Domestic Applicants:

  • July 1 - Fall Term
  • November 1 - Winter Term
  • March 1 - Summer Term

International Applicants:

  • March 1 - Fall Term
  • July 1 - Winter Term
  • November 1 - Summer Term

Fields of Research

  • Biomaterials and Biochemical Engineering
  • Environmental and Green Engineering
  • Particle Technology and Fluidization
  • Reaction and Process Systems Engineering