Master of Engineering (MEng) in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

The program information below is valid for the fall 2020 term (September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020).

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Graduate specializations

  • Green Energy
  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Program type 
    • Master's
    • Professional
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Additional program information 
    • The University of Waterloo does not provide funding for MEng in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering students, and the candidates are expected to be self-supporting.
  • Minimum requirements 
    • The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering requires either (i) a 75% overall standing in the last two years, or equivalent, in a relevant four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent or (ii) a 75% overall standing or equivalent, in a relevant four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent, as the minimum requirement for admission to a Master's program for applicants educated at a Canadian institution. A 75% overall standing or equivalent, in a relevant four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent is the minimum requirement for admission to a Master's program for applicants educated outside of Canada.
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores (requirement only for applicants who completed their undergraduate degree from an institution located outside of Canada or the United States of America).
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  2
    • Type of references: 

      academic

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Coursework option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must complete 8 one-term (0.50 unit weight) graduate level courses (or courses acceptable for graduate credit).
    • A maximum of 2 500-level courses may be counted for credit.
    • An English for Multilingual Speakers (EMLS) technical/professional course is normally required for all students who were not English Language Proficiency (ELP) exempt at the time of admission. This course is normally taken in the first term of the program.
    • The EMLS communication course can be waived at the discretion of the Department.
    • At least 2 out of the 8 required courses must be taken from the following list of ME graduate core courses:
      • ME 620 Mechanics of Continua
      • ME 621 Advanced Finite Element Method
      • ME 631 Mechanical Metallurgy
      • ME 632 Experimental Methods in Materials Engineering
      • ME 640 Autonomous Mobile Robotics
      • ME 649 Control of Machines and Processes
      • ME 651 Heat Conduction
      • ME 652 Convective Heat Transfer
      • ME 653 Radiation Heat Transfer
      • ME 662 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
      • ME 664 Turbulent Flow
    • MEng students completing 1 of the 2 Graduate Diploma (GDip) program options or the Graduate Specialization are allowed to use the mandatory courses from the GDips or Graduate Specialization to count toward 2 of the 8 core courses.
    • MEng students must attend at least 4 MME research seminars.
    • Additional Faculty regulations concerning Master's degree requirements are:
      • 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 and the other half need to be Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering courses. 
    • Students in the MEng in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering program may choose to pursue the following Graduate Specialization:

      1. Green Energy

    • A Graduate Specialization is a University credential that is recognized on the student’s transcript but not on the diploma and is intended to reflect that a student has successfully completed a set of courses that together provide an in-depth study in the area of the Graduate Specialization. A student will only obtain the Graduate Specialization on their transcript if they have completed the requirements associated with the MEng degree and the requirements associated with the Graduate Specialization.

    • All MEng Graduate Specializations in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering consist of a set of at least 4 graduate (0.50 weight) level courses and this set is comprised of a mix of compulsory and elective courses. Compulsory courses are those that are prescribed as part of the Graduate Specialization. Elective courses are those that are on a list of courses designated as electives for a given Graduate Specialization. The requirements for the Graduate Specialization are described below.

    1. Graduate Specialization in Green Energy

    • To receive the Graduate Specialization in Green Energy, students must successfully complete 1 compulsory course and 3 elective courses:
      • Compulsory course:
        • ME 659 Energy and Environment
      • Elective courses  (choose 3 from the following list):
        • ME 738 Special Topics in Materials: Hydrogen Storage Materials
        • ME 751 Fuel Cell Technology
        • ME 753 Solar Energy
        • ME 760 Special Topics in Thermal Engineering: Low Energy Building Systems
        • ME 760 Special Topics in Thermal Engineering: Building Energy Performance
        • ME 760 Special Topics in Thermal Engineering: Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases
        • ME 760 Special Topics in Thermal Engineering: Wind Energy
  • Link(s) to courses