The PhD program in the Department of MIE is research-focused: the primary component is research that leads to an original contribution to knowledge, that is presented as a thesis. The research is carried out under the direction of a supervisor, in conjunction with a supervisory committee. All PhD candidates (Canadian and international) receive financial support in the form of fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships.
Exceptionally strong applicants with a bachelor’s degree and an appropriate background may apply directly to the PhD program. Applicants are advised to consult the MIE Graduate Coordinator before applying to ensure that they possess the appropriate admission requirements for direct entry.
The Department of MIE also offers a flex-time PhD option, for master’s level engineers employed full-time, who wish to pursue a PhD while continuing to work. Flex-time students are not eligible for financial support.