Master of Engineering (MEng)

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. A candidate to be considered to the Master of Engineering (MEng) course work program must have obtained an undergraduate degree in engineering or its equivalent with high scholastic standing from a recognized university.

Please note an MEng is a non-thesis program, and does not fulfill one of the requirements for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy degree program. Candidates interested in pursuing a PhD should consult the MASc program information.

Program Requirements

A MEng graduate program is project based and requires the student to complete a minimum of 7 courses (21 credit hours), the graduate seminar requirement, and a project selected upon the advice of the supervisor. Not more than two senior level undergraduate courses may be taken as part of the 21 credit hour requirement.

Examination Requirement

All courses required to meet the degree requirements are considered essential courses and will be so designated by the Supervisory Committee. Essential courses can include any required undergraduate or prerequisite courses.

Any course taken in excess of the requirements are subject to approval by the supervisor. These courses will appear on the student's transcript as regular courses.

All MEng degree candidates must pass all graduate level courses with a grade of at least B-. Any approved undergraduate courses taken by a MEng candidate must be passed with a grade of at least B-. Graduate students are allowed to repeat only one course during their program in the Faculty of Engineering. Graduate students are not eligible to write supplementary examinations. Transfer credits from other universities will be considered on a case by case basis. 

At least three-quarters (75%) of the total course requirement must be taken at the University, and at least half (50%) of the course requirement must be taken in the department.

In addition to meeting the grade requirements, failure to maintain an acceptable academic standing will result in a student being asked to withdraw from the program. Failure to achieve the minimum mark as noted above shall be considered grounds for dismissal.

The student is required to deliver seminars according to the regulations of the Faculty of Engineering. The seminar requirement involves attending, and participating in, all Graduate Seminars held at the department throughout the duration of the student's residency period, as well as making at least one seminar presentation. The Graduate Coordinator is responsible for organizing the Graduate Seminars, and for deciding whether a student has met the requirement. 

A MEng candidate will be required to complete a project as a part of the program. The project requires students to perform engineering or research work while undertaking a three to four-month project culminating in a written report. An oral examination of the project must be passed after it has been submitted in satisfactory form.

Time Requirement

A candidate for a MEng degree will be required to spend at least twelve months' full time work on course work and the project. All students are required to register for each session to maintain eligibility to continue a program of studies. The normal time to complete this program is between 12 and 18 months.