Master of Engineering (MEng) in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

The program information below is valid for the spring 2019 term (May 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019).

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  • 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 3 GDip program options are allowed to use their GDip mandatory courses 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 & Mechatronics Engineering courses.
  • Link(s) to courses