IX. Graduate Programs


MEng Program

The objective of the course-work master's degree program (MEng) is to provide an opportunity for engineering graduates, usually practising engineers, to advance their understanding of engineering principles and increase their grasp of the application of these principles to the solution of complex, practical problems. Many of these students are returning to school in order to learn about recent technological developments that have occurred since graduation in their field. The objective is achieved through selecting from a number of core and elective courses and completing a major project. The project requires a final written report that is presented in a public seminar followed by an oral examination of the candidate.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be graduates of an honours engineering program with at least a 70% average in the past four full semesters or the last two complete undergraduate years or the equivalent. International degree and grade equivalents will be determined by the Office of Graduate Studies.

Applicants must demonstrate acceptable analytical ability by having taken a sufficient number of courses in mathematics, and the physical sciences.

Biological Engineering applicants must have a minimum of three of the following courses or equivalents:

  • Biological/Food/Bioprocess Engineering

  • Engineering Unit Operations

  • Bioreactor Design

  • Bioinstrumentation Design

  • Food Process Engineering Design

  • Digital Process Control Design

  • Heat and Mass Transfer

  • Process Engineering

Environmental Engineering applicants must have a minimum of three of the following courses or equivalents:

  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering

  • Engineering Unit Operations

  • Water Quality

  • Air Quality

  • Solid Waste Management

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment

Water Resources Engineering applicants must have a minimum of three of the following courses or equivalent:

  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Water Management

  • Hydrology

  • Water Quality

  • Urban Water Systems

  • Watershed Structures

  • Soil and Water Conservation

Engineering Systems and Computing applicants must have a minimum of three of the following courses or equivalents:

  • Electric Circuits

  • Digital Systems

  • Systems and Control Theory

  • Programming

  • Electronics

  • Robotics

Applicant qualifications may be assessed via an entrance interview/oral examination conducted by the proposed advisor and one member of the School of Engineering graduate studies committee. Students deficient in certain areas will be required to take make-up undergraduate courses. Such students will be admitted and allowed to continue on provisional status for a maximum of two semesters or until the requirements are completed. These courses will not count toward the student's graduate credit requirements.

Degree Requirements

The prescribed program of studies consists of at least 5.0 credits acceptable for graduate credit. This includes 2.5 credits from the program core (see the School of Engineering Graduate Handbook), and 2.5 additional credits chosen from approved courses (section 5.5 of the School of Engineering Graduate Handbook). No more than 1.0 of these credits will be for undergraduate engineering courses, as approved by the Director, and no more than 1.5 credits will be from courses offered outside the School of Engineering. For the final project course (1.0 credit), one member of the graduate faculty will be appointed by the Associate Director, Graduate Studies as an advisor.

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