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Mechanical Engineering, MASc

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General information

The Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Mechanical Engineering allows a student to study all of the main areas associated with mechanical engineering. In addition, the program features specialized fields of study in which students can focus and address key technical areas of the future that are expected to be in high demand by employers.

The MASc is comprised of three fields:

  • Design
  • Energy and Thermofluids Engineering
  • Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering

Alternatively, a student can choose to cover many facets of the broad discipline of mechanical engineering. Topics can vary widely and may include robotics, automation and mechatronics; mechanics, controls and computer-aided design; and thermofluids and heat transfer. Mechanical engineering is often interdisciplinary, overlapping significantly with such disciplines as electrical, computer and software engineering. Opportunities exist for graduate students to explore these areas.

Admission requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements for graduate studies , applicants must meet the following program-specific requirements:

  • Completion of an undergraduate engineering degree in a relevant field from an accredited engineering program at a Canadian university, or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Overall academic standing of at least a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale), with a minimum B in the last two full-time years (four semesters) of undergraduate work or equivalent. B+ is preferred for MASc applicants.

Applicants must possess maturity and self-motivation. Close technical contact with a research supervisor is essential in research-based engineering programs. Prior to being accepted into the program, MASc applicants must find a faculty member who specializes in their desired area of research and who is willing to act as their thesis research supervisor.

A current list of graduate faculty is available on the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s website.

Part-time studies

To facilitate access to all potential students, part-time studies are permitted.

Degree requirements

The objective of the MASc program in Mechanical Engineering is to prepare students for careers in research, development and advanced engineering. Graduates of the program will be able to work as engineers in research and development or other areas in advanced technology companies or government agencies, or continue their education and pursue a PhD degree. The objectives of the MASc program are achieved through a combination of course work, supervised research, a research seminar and a research thesis.

For the MASc in Mechanical Engineering, students must complete five courses for a total of 15 credits and a thesis worth 15 credits. Students must also successfully complete ENGR 5003G - MASc Seminar for Automotive and Mechanical Engineering  and ENGR 5001G - MASc Thesis . Students who select the Design field will be required to take at least one of the Design courses numbered as 527XG.

Undergraduate courses

In addition to the required graduate courses, students may take only one senior year undergraduate engineering course (i.e., with prefix ENGR 4xxxU) in lieu of a graduate-level course, provided they have not already taken a similar course during their undergraduate degree and the course is approved by both the student’s supervisor and the graduate program director.

Courses outside of the program

Students may take up to two courses in other graduate programs at the university, provided that students have not taken similar courses during their undergraduate or master’s degrees, and the courses are approved by the graduate program director. Students who wish to take courses outside of their program must gain approval from the graduate program director. Students who are uncertain about the academic background needed for a graduate course should consult the course instructor before registering for the course.

Course listing

In the list of engineering graduate courses below, courses related to the Energy and Thermofluids Engineering field are numbered as ENGR 51xxG. Courses related to the Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering field are numbered as ENGR 5221G through ENGR 5263G. Courses related to the Design field are numbered as ENGR 527XG.

PhD students may select from the courses listed for Energy and Thermofluids Engineering, Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering, and the core automotive courses (ENGR 53xxG).

Courses numbered ENGR 50xxG are common to all fields. Note that ENGR 6000-level courses are restricted to PhD students.

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