|Department/School||Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering|
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering|
Fall (September - December)
Winter (January - April)
Spring (May - August)
|Application and document submission deadline(s)||
February 1 (for admission in September)*
June 1 (for admission in January of the following year)*
October 1 (for admission in May of the following year)*
*Note: Completed applications, including all supporting documentation must be submitted on or before the posted application deadline. If you will not be able to meet the posted deadline, please consider applying to a later term.
|Program type||Doctoral, Research|
|Length of program||48 months (full-time)|
|Registration option(s)||Full-time, Part-time|
|Research field(s) - Graduate research fields are used to better define a student’s research concentration||
Automation and Controls
Materials Engineering and Processing
Solid-Body Mechanics and Mechanical Design
What does it take to get in?
Minimum admission requirements
- A thesis-based Master's degree from a university of recognized standing with a minimum 80% standing with demonstrated research capabilities.
- In order to be admitted to PhD candidacy, applicants must have demonstrated research capabilities. For this reason, should graduates with a Master's degree obtained without producing a research thesis desire to enter the PhD program, they must satisfy the Department that they are able to carry out independent research.
- Review the finding a supervisor resources
- Supplementary information form (SIF)
- The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
- If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
- Three references are required, at least two academic
- Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
- TOEFL 80 (writing 22, speaking 20, reading 20, listening 18) IELTS 6.5 (writing 6.0, speaking 6.0)
How much will it cost?
- Use the student budget calculator to estimate your cost and resources
- Visit the graduate program tuition page on the Finance website to determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program
- Review the study and living costs
- Review the funding graduate school resources for graduate students
What can you expect at Waterloo?
- Review the degree requirements on the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar, including the courses that you can anticipate taking as part of completing the degree
- Check out profiles of current graduate students to learn about their experience at Waterloo
- Check out Waterloo's institutional thesis repository - UWspace to see recent submissions from the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering graduate students
- Check out the Waterloo campus and city tours
- Review the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering website to see information about supervisors, research areas, news, and events