The program information below was valid for the fall 2016 term (September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016). This is the archived version; the most up-to-date program information is available through the current Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

Fields (areas of research)

  • Automation and Controls
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Materials Engineering and Processing
  • Solid-Body Mechanics and Mechanical Design
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Program type 
    • Master's
    • Research
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • An honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in an acceptable discipline from a university of recognized standing, with at least a 75% standing.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  2
    • Type of references: 


  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Thesis option:

    The MASc program emphasizes high level independent research by candidates. The topic of the thesis and the choice of courses are decided by the student and their supervisor(s). Each student's program is subject to the approval of the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies. Candidates will participate in a research program generally involving either theory or experimentation, or both.

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must complete 4 one-term (0.50 unit weight) graduate level courses (or courses acceptable for graduate credit). A maximum of 1 500-level course may be counted for credit.
    • Additional Faculty regulations concerning Master's degree requirements are:
      • At least two-thirds of the courses used for credit in a candidate's program must be taken from the 600 and 700 series.
      • No more than half of the courses used for credit may be taught by the candidate's supervisor.
      • The candidate must obtain a pass in all courses credited to their program, with a minimum overall average of 70% (a grade of less than 65% in any course counts as a failure).
      • At least half of the courses used for credit must normally be Faculty of Engineering courses.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Graduate Safety Milestone
    • The Graduate Safety Milestone must be completed by the end of the student's second registered term.
  • Master's Seminar
  • Master’s Thesis
    • Candidates are requested to give advance notice of their intention to submit a thesis approximately three months prior to submission. Two assessors will then be appointed to aid each candidate's supervisor(s) in evaluating the thesis. Normally, the assessors will be members of the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department, one being external to the supervisor's research group.