Master of Engineering (MEng)

Admission Requirements

A candidate to be considered for the Master of Engineering course work program must have obtained an undergraduate degree in engineering or its equivalent with high scholastic standing from a recognized university.

Academic Requirements

Program Requirements

The requirements for the course work Master of Engineering degree is not less than 21 credit hours, the graduate seminar and the six credit hours project. Undergraduate courses, in the area of a student’s interest, not taken by the student for previous credit, may be included in the program, subject to prior approval. Not more than 12 credit hours may be undergraduate credit hours.

A project is required as a part of the program (three or six credit hours out of the required 27 credit hours). Projects require the appointment of a supervisor and one supervisory committee member.

Individual departments will assess applicants and select students for the program in their respective departments. Students’ programs will be determined by the department in which the student is registered. All programs must have the approval of the department.

Examination Requirement

All courses required to meet the degree requirements are considered essential courses. Essential courses can include any required undergraduate or prerequisite courses. Any courses 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 Master’s degree candidates must pass all graduate level courses with a grade of at least B-. Any approved undergraduate course taken by a Master’s 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.

As well, all MEng degree candidates must pass an oral examination of their project after it has been submitted in satisfactory form.

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.

Time Requirement

The minimum time requirement for completing the program is twelve months. A student is required to register each session to maintain eligibility to continue his/her program of studies. See Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulations for policies regarding the maximum length of time for degree completion and extensions.