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Mechanical Engineering, MEng


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General information


The Master of Engineering (MEng) 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 MEng 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.

Applicants must possess maturity and self-motivation. MEng program has an MEng-Course option and an MEng-Project option. All successful applicants are initially admitted to the MEng-Course option for the first term of their studies. To be considered for the MEng-Project option, the students must find a graduate faculty member who is willing to act as a project supervisor after the first term of their studies.

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. Engineers in local industries and government agencies, for example, may wish to access the MEng program through part-time studies.

Degree requirements


The objective of the MEng program in Mechanical Engineering is to provide the opportunity for engineers in industry to upgrade and expand their skills, including the development of research skills. Graduates of the program will be able to apply what they have learned in a variety of applications in industry, government and academia.

For the course-based option, students must complete 10 courses worth a total of 30 credits.

  • Four core courses are required to be taken by all students in the MEng program. These coures are expected to be taken first before other graduate courses:

Undergraduate courses


MEng-Course students may take one senior year undergraduate course from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science in lieu of one graduate-level course, provided they have not taken similar courses during their undergraduate degree and the course is approved by 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.

MEng (project-based option):


For the project-based option, students must complete 8 courses worth a total of  24 credits and a project worth 6 credits (ENGR 5002G - MEng/MEngM Project). Students who select the Design field will be required to take at least one of the Design courses numbered as 527XG

  • Four core courses are required to be taken by all students in the MEng program. These courses are expected to be taken first before other graduate courses:

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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