Research Park Works With Western to Offer Masters Program in Engineering

Achieving a Masters Degree in Engineering from The University of Western Ontario may potentially be a bit easier for Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent residents starting this fall.

The Research Park, Sarnia-Lambton Campus has collaborated with The University of Western Ontario to establish the program that would see graduates earn a masters degree in chemical and biochemical engineering.

“This is an excellent opportunity for qualified engineers to improve their theoretical and practical skills in different fields based on their needs,” said Don Hewson, Managing Director, Industrial Liaison of the Research Park.

Western requires that applicants to the program have a bachelor’s degree in Chemical / Biochemical Engineering or other related disciplines or an equivalent degree from an accredited university in Canada or overseas.

“The basic structure of the program has been determined, but we are finalizing the details to best meet the needs of potential students in the Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent region,” said Hewson. “Classes may be scheduled in evenings in either Sarnia or London, or a variety of technologies may be used such as video conferencing, on-line teaching and tutorials, or condensed lectures may take place in Sarnia or London.”

The duration of the program can be a minimum of two semesters, but three semesters is recommended.

Applicants can register online or may contact Dr. Shahzad Barghi at (519) 661-2111 x. 81275, or Don Hewson at (519) 383-8303 ext. 223.

The University of Western Ontario Research & Development Park (“The Research Park”) is home to over 55 organizations and a growing workforce of 2,000 people across two Campus locations in Sarnia-Lambton and London, Ontario, Canada.

The Research Park provides tenants and industry across the region with access to the innovation resources they require to create innovative solutions, products, processes, services and new ventures. The Research Park is the preeminent accelerator of innovation and technology based economic development for industry and business in the region.

The Research Park, Sarnia-Lambton Campus was established in November 2003 as a partnership amongst The University of Western Ontario, the County of Lambton and the City of Sarnia. The Campus is governed by a Community Development Corporation, with Board representation from all partners.

For more information about The Research Park, Sarnia-Lambton Campus,


Shahzad Barghi, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Assistant Professor (Design)
The University of Western Ontario
Telephone: (519) 661-2111 ext. 81275

Don Hewson, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Industrial Liaison
The Research Park, Sarnia-Lambton Campus
Telephone: (519) 383-8303 ext. 223

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