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Graduate programs


The MEng program is course based and does not involve a research thesis. Ten courses are required to be taken during the degree. A thesis supervisor is not required.

The MEng is intended for those students who wish to study one or more areas of Mechanical Engineering at an advanced level without the necessity of engaging in a research investigation. Admission requirements are identical to those for the MScE.

The degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 10 courses (minimum of 30 credit hours with a minimum of 18 credit hours be designated for technical courses, six credit hours be taken from the approved list of MBA courses, and six credit hours be taken as interest courses).

MScE and PhD

These are research-oriented degrees and require a thesis supervisor. Financial assistance is possible.


Candidates will generally possess a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a first or second division standing from this University, or its equivalent from another university. For some research fields, consideration will be given to applicants whose undergraduate degrees are in appropriate related disciplines. The normal course load for the MScE degree is four courses (a minimum of 12 credit hours). A thesis is normally completed within two years.


The PhD is primarily a research degree and the major emphasis is on the thesis, which must make a contribution to knowledge in the candidate's field of study.

The requirements for entrance into the PhD program are a Master's degree from a recognized university, or the equivalent. Master's students performing at an excellent level, on application, may be permitted to transfer you registration to the PhD program without finishing your current program. The normal course load for the PhD degree is four courses (a minimum 12 credit hours following a Master's degree) along with your thesis research.

Masters of Technology, Management and Entrepreneurship

The unique, year-long Masters of TME program equips you with the means to start and manage a successful technology-based venture.

Within one year, the MTME program will help you find your passion and your voice, generate ideas and launch a business. Whether that business is for profit or for a cause, the MTME program furnishes you with the tools and mentorship you need to make your pitch a reality.

You’ll learn and take risks within a nurturing environment while building a valuable network of contacts. And you’ll emerge with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make a difference in industry and society.

Mechanical Engineering graduate student conference

The purpose of this conference is to provide you with an opportunity to polish written and oral presentation skills in a friendly, in-house environment and to receive positive peer and faculty feedback on your work. Proceedings will be published so it may be claimed on your CV.

This venue provides is an excellent opportunity for practicing presentation and defense of a thesis topic prior to formal departmental presentations. Topics are not restricted to thesis work and may include any engineering related field.

Graduate student conference travel grant

Graduate students in mechanical engineering can apply for funds to be used toward travel expenses to attend conferences and competitions.