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Chemical and Biological Engineering

Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.A.Sc., M.Sc.

Members

Professors

S. Baldwin, X. Bi, N. Ellis, P. Englezos, J. Feng, B. Gopaluni, E. Gyenge, S. G. Hatzikiriakos, C. A. Haynes, K. E. Kwok, C. J. Lim, M. D. Martinez, M. Mohseni, J. M. Piret, K. J. Smith, F. Taghipour, D.P. Wilkinson

Associate Professors

C. P. Berlinguette, A. Lau.

Assistant Professors

J. M. Frostad, H. L. Trajano, A. Wachs, V. Yadav.

Program Overview

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers graduate programs leading to research degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.). Thesis and dissertation topics are available in the fields of faculty research. Joint research is carried out at the master's and doctoral levels with Michael Smith Laboratories in areas of common interest. Graduates from other branches of engineering or from science may also be accepted, but may be required to successfully complete selected undergraduate courses in chemical and biological engineering before receiving a degree. A list of undergraduate course requirements may be obtained from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the Ph.D. degree program normally possess an M.A.Sc. degree in chemical engineering or a related area, with clear evidence of research ability or potential. Transfer from the master's to the Ph.D. program is permitted under regulations set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Program Requirements

All doctoral students are required to complete a comprehensive examination successfully. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements.

The Ph.D. is for superior students who wish to acquire the knowledge, techniques, and skills required for advanced research. The program is based on a dissertation, at least 3 credits of coursework suitable to the student's research interests, the seminar course CHBE 598, and a proposal preparation course CHBE 697.

Master of Applied Science

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the M.A.Sc. degree program normally possess a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or a related area, and must meet the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Program Requirements

The M.A.Sc. requires a 12-credit thesis and 18 credits of coursework, including the seminar course CHBE 598 and the proposal preparation course CHBE 597. Normally, the required 18 credits will consist of 12 credits chosen from graduate courses in chemical and biological engineering and 6 credits of courses from outside or outside the program. Part-time students may enrol in the M.A.Sc. program.

Master of Science

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the M.Sc. degree program normally possess a bachelor's degree in an area such as agriculture, forestry, or a related area of science, and must meet the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Program Requirements

The program requires a 12-credit thesis and 18 credits of coursework, including the seminar course CHBE 598 and the proposal preparation course CHBE 597. Normally, 12 of the 18 credits must be selected from graduate courses inside or outside the Chemical and Biological Engineering program. Part-time students may enrol in the M.Sc. program.

For information about the professional Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), see the Faculty of Applied Science or visit the Program.

Contact Information

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
218-2360 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
Tel: 604.822.3238
Fax: 604.822.6003
Email: gradsec@chbe.ubc.ca
Web: www.chbe.ubc.ca

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