Master of Engineering - Process Engineering

2 years
9,666 CAD
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
St. John's / Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Program description

Memorial University's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science offers thesis-based graduate programmes leading to master of engineering (M.Eng.) degree in process engineering. The programmes' concentration is on research areas in processing and utilising various natural resources to develop various high-value added goods in a safe and sustainable manner.

Chemical and biochemical conversion of natural resources (forestry, food processing, oil and gas, and mineral industries) into useful intermediate industrial chemicals and ultimately end products; green recovery of valuable metals from low grade ores; contaminant removal (desulfurization, deoxygentation, etc.) from solid fuels, crude oil, and natural gas; modelling, design, and simulation

Program structure

Areas of ongoing research in process engineering include:

  • design/development of processes to convert waste to bio-fuels and bio-products
  • safety and risk engineering
  • biochemical conversion processes
  • sustainability engineering
  • waste to energy
  • process modelling and control of the processing plants

Degree Requirements

The M.Eng. program normally takes two years to complete and students are required to complete at least four courses, a seminar course and a thesis.


  • Tuition — 9,666 CAD

OTHER FEES (REQUIRED) amounts listed are for two semesters

  • Student Services Fee — 100 CAD
  • Students' Union — 140 CAD
  • Recreation Fee — 138 CAD
  • Health Insurance — 523 CAD

Requirements for applicants

To be considered for admission to this M.Eng. program, the minimum requirements will normally be a second-class degree in engineering preferably in chemical, natural resources processing, and environmental engineering or a relevant area of study from a recognized university.

Applicants who did not complete a baccalaureate or post-graduate degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or internet-based score of 92-93 (or higher); or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).

About the university

Memorial University has a unique responsibility to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador as the only university in the province. Memorial University was founded as a tribute to the Newfoundlanders who gave their lives in military duty during globe War I and later conflicts. We take inspiration from their efforts to create a better future for our province, our country, and the globe.

Over 115 different nations are represented among Memorial University's 19000+ students. Programs range from the traditional to the cutting edge, and can be found at any of Memorial's five locations or online. Memorial University's worldwide network of nearly 100,000 successful alums enhances the institution's capacity and reputation for leadership in research, teaching, and public engagement. Learn more about Memorial University in this quick read.

Vision, Mission

  • Vision — Memorial University will rise to prominence as one of Canada's and the world's top public institutions of higher learning, and it will honor its commitment to serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Mission — When it comes to education, research, scholarship, creative activity, service, and public engagement, Memorial University is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and excellence. International students and scholars are welcomed and supported at Memorial, and the institution's contributions of knowledge and experience are valued on all levels of society.


More than 19,400 students and 3,800 teachers and staff from more than 115 countries study, teach, conduct research, create, and participate in activities at our campuses and other locations. You can attend classes at one of Memorial University's several campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador or anywhere in the world; we also offer 475 courses online.

  • St. John's campus
  • Grenfell Campus
  • Marine Institute
  • Harlow Campus
  • Signal Hill Campus
  • Labrador Campus

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