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Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (Thesis-Based) Lakehead University - Thunder Bay Campus Lakehead University - Thunder Bay Campus, Canada

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CAD 32000

Annual Tuition Fee

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 125

Application Fee

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24 months

Duration

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6.5

IELTS

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80

TOEFL

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75%

Min GPA

Program Overview

A Master of Science (MSc) in Chemical Engineering at Lakehead University satisfies the demand for highly qualified personnel that are prepared to address global challenges within the field of Chemical Engineering. This program offers students the opportunity for advanced study and the development of independent research abilities in the discipline. Students in the MSc program have the opportunity to work collaboratively with world-class researchers, research facilities and research institutes, all within a collegial learning environment. Graduate students will benefit from participating in industrially driven projects, a collegial environment, and close supervisor-student interactions. The program offers a thesis option that fosters the development of independent research abilities of students. These objectives in this program are achieved through a combination of course work and research. This option is ideal for students seeking to continue on to doctoral studies as well as students interested in research and development careers within industry.

Thesis-Based

The requirements for the thesis-based MSc program are 5 full-course equivalent (FCE) made up of: 4 half-courses (2 FCEs), a seminar course Engineering 5012 (0.5 FCE) and a thesis Engineering 5901 (2.5 FCEs).

Thesis-based MSc students must take at least three half-courses from the corresponding list of approved courses for the program. One of the four half-courses of the program can be a reading course (Chemical Engineering 5739), a graduate course from another program, or a senior undergraduate course, providing it has not been taken before and providing it is approved by the supervisor and the Graduate Coordinator. The student’s choice of courses must be approved by the graduate supervisor and the Graduate Program Coordinator.

The thesis is expected to critically evaluate and apply current research. Often advances in the state of the art are proposed in the Master's thesis. The student will be guided by a thesis supervisor and a supervisory committee to be established by the end of the first term after enrollment. A research thesis topic should be submitted to the student's thesis supervisor by the end of the second term of studies. When completed the thesis will be examined under university regulations

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Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

College/University Processing Time 42 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

Closed

Jan 2024, May 2024, Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 19
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 58 - With no score less than - 50
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 110.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering or other equivalent four-year programs, in addition to all other general admission requirements of the University.

6.5 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
58 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
110 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
75% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year

32000

Tuition Fee
(CAD)

CAD 125

Application Fee
(CAD)

12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
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Scholarships

Scholarship

Under Graduate Entrance Scholarship:

Non-Canadian citizens who are entering Lakehead University from a high school, or who are transferring from an international college or university, will be considered for the Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships. The scholarship is available to the top international students applying to Lakehead University for 2024-2025.

International Entrance Scholarships 2024-2025 automatically considered. No scholarship application is required.
 

Academic Average
(Canadian Equivalent)
IB Average Scholarship Total4
(in Canadian dollars)
Scholarships Available
90.0%+ 35+ $40,000 ($10,000 x 4 years)1 Limited
80.0% - 89.9% 30-34 $30,000 ($7,500 x 4 years)2 Limited
75.0% - 79.9% 28-29 $6,000 ($6,000 in Year 1 only)3 Limited


1. Renewable provided a 90% average is achieved in each academic year. If a student's university academic average falls between 80.0% - 89.9%, the student will receive an amended scholarship valued at $7,500 CAD/year for each subsequent academic year for the remaining term of the scholarship.

2. Renewable provided an 80% average is achieved in each academic year.

3. Non-renewable, one-time only scholarship awarded in Year 1.

4. Maximum length of scholarship term is 4 academic years or until the first degree is awarded, whichever occurs first. To be considered eligible for scholarship consideration, recipients must be entering Years 1, 2, or 3 of a minimum 4-year undergraduate degree program. Recipients whose status changes and may be charged domestic fees will have their scholarship value reassessed to equate to the domestic entrance scholarship grid and regulations available at that time.

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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistant appointments may be offered to some full-time graduate students (including Visa students) at a rate of $10,506.69 (2022-23) at the Master's level; and $11,457.79 (2022-23) at the Doctoral level. A regular appointment constitutes a maximum of 270 hrs of work over the Fall and Winter terms, averaging not more than 10 hours of work per week. Representative duties, include but are not limited to: preparing classes, teaching, demonstrating, leading seminars, supervising laboratories, marking, consulting with students, holding assigned office hours, setting tests, examination and lab sets, conducting field trips, and providing other academic support assistance. A graduate student is eligible to hold a maximum of two full-time appointments at the Master's level or four full-time appointments at the Doctoral level.

Faculty Research Awards for Graduate Students

Some graduate students may also receive a Faculty Research Award. This stipend may be paid to a full–time degree candidate for research or academic activities relevant and related to the student's field(s) of study within the academic program. Faculty Research Awards are awarded by the student's supervisor.
 

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