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.

Candidates must also be accepted by a faculty member in the Program they are seeking admission to be considered for admission in this program by the University.

Academic Requirements

Program Requirements
A MEng graduate program consist of not less than 21 credit hours, the graduate seminar and the six credit hour 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 6 credit hours may be undergraduate credit hours.

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

Graduate Seminar
The seminar requirement involves attending, and participating in, all Graduate Seminars held in the department throughout the duration of the student’s residency period, as well as making at least one seminar presentation.

Supervisor and Supervisory Committee
The Supervisory Committee will consist of the project supervisor (and co-supervisor) and at least one other member with special interests in the proposed area of study. The supervisor will be the chair of the Supervisory Committee.

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, and any approved undergraduate courses, with a grade of at least B-.  Graduate students can only repeat 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.

All MEng degree candidates must also 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
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 each term to maintain eligibility to continue a program of studies. See Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulations, Section 7, for policies regarding the maximum length of time for degree completion and extensions.

Procedures and Guidelines for Master’s Projects
The project report is to be prepared to conform with the standards of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

To initiate the project defence, the form “Appointment for an Oral Examination & Thesis Submission Form – Master’s Programs” must be submitted to the departmental Office at least 10 business days prior to the date of the oral defence. The department will coordinate the scheduling of the presentation and examination and assign a chair/moderator. The oral presentation and examination will not be scheduled until the following requirements for the student’s program of studies have been met:

                            i.  Course work completed.
                           ii.  Seminar completed.
                          iii.  Supervisory committee approved.