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Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Masters of Engineering (M.Eng.)

The MEng program is a course work based professional program that provides the advanced knowledge and skills needed to support a career as a technical specialist in industry. It is directed to both practicing engineers and new graduates who want a deeper technical foundation. The requirements are eight term length courses at least four of which must be in the department in which the student is registered. Admission for this program takes place in September only and the typical duration is 1 year, or three (3) terms. Students CAN elect to take additional terms if they choose to do so.  The M.Eng. program follows the same four subject tracks as our research programs, Biomechanical Engineering, Energy and Fluid Systems, Design and Manufacturing, and Materials Engineering. Within each track of the M.Eng. you will focus on four key competencies, usually introduced in four separate courses:

Engineering Analysis: A primarily pencil and paper course that provides the mathematics and analytical techniques needed for advanced study.

Engineering Measurements: A hands-on course covering the measurement techniques and data analysis skills for practical applications.

Component Performance / Design: Application of engineering numerical tools to analyze and improve detailed performance of system components through microstructural modelling, finite element analysis, computational fluid mechanics, and related techniques.

Integrated System Modelling: Application of engineering numerical tools to analyze the performance of a system, typically based on integral models of the individual system components.

This leaves you open to choose four additional courses in specialized topics or applications to customize your M.Eng. These specialization courses can also be from other departments or from the Royal Military College. It is also possible to combine one of the tracks (usually Energy and Fluid Systems) with the Master’s program in Applied Sustainability (MAS).

The M.Eng. requires a total of eight courses. At least four of them must be MECH courses. No more than two of them may be 400 series courses. See the Graduate Calendar for regulatory details. Some courses are linked to Internships and Projects. These timelines define the usual sequence for selecting and registering for projects. Selected Topics Courses at the 800 level (MECH 810, 840, 842, 843, 844) provide an opportunity to customize your learning in a specialized area.

Use this Table of Recommended Courses to cover the four competencies and your broader interests. For advice on including courses not on the list, contact the M.Eng. Coordinator.

 The M.Eng. Coordinator is Darko Matovic and the Graduate Studies Assistant is Jane Davies

You do NOT require a supervisor to apply for and be admitted to the MEng program.  The M.Eng Coordinator oversees all our MEng students.  This program is typically one year in duration (3 terms), although some students complete in 2 terms by taking 4 courses each term.  Other students choose to take additional terms to complete the program.  Graduate students must register in each term whether they are taking zero courses or 1-4 courses - the tuition fees are the same.  This is a regulation of the School of Graduate Studies.

For all three of our graduate-level programs, once a student is admitted, they must maintain their registration for each term and pay tuition until completion of the degree.  This is applicable whether the student is enrolled in a course during the term or not.

Financial Support

M.Eng. students in a coursework program do not receive financial support, although some M.Eng. students may be hired as teaching assistants (TAs)   (One TA position = 60 hrs. max. worth approx $2,300.00)

For application procedures please see the School of Graduate Studies website.

Students who compete for a position and are successful will receive permission to enroll in our Industry/Internship course during the Summer term. The student's Summer term status will change to part-time, reducing their tuition fees and they may receive funding of as much as $10,000*  

The Internship course is worth 1 credit and it will appear in the Summer term as "MECH 895".

*This amount can vary depending on the scope & duties of  the internship position.