Degree requirements

Master of Applied Science (MASc)

Candidates for the Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering can enroll either on a full-time or part-time basis.

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.

Master of Engineering (MEng)

The regular MEng program may be taken by full-time candidates or those who wish to study on a part-time basis while remaining in full-time employment external to the university. The candidate in this program is expected to be financially self-supporting. 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

This degree is awarded after candidates have satisfied the Examining Committee that their thesis is a substantial original contribution to knowledge and have also demonstrated a high degree of competence in areas of knowledge related to their specialization. Each PhD candidate must successfully complete at least three graduate courses (600 or 700 level). The actual program is decided by the student and the supervisor(s), subject to the approval of the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies. The student's program is also assessed formally by the Examination Committee at the time of the Comprehensive Examination as described below. 

The thesis topic is decided by the student and supervisor(s), in consultation with an advisory committee. The proposed research program is also examined during the Comprehensive Examination.