Why Choose MIE at UofT?


World-class Reputation | City of TorontoResearch Areas

FundingStudent Life & ServicesCareer Pathways

World-class Reputation

As an institution that strives for excellence in the pursuit of knowledge, U of T is consistently highly ranked and regarded as a world-class institution for academics and research. Our name resonates throughout the world and as a result, we  attract  top students and faculty, searching to place their mark of excellence on the world through their academic and research achievements.

As of Fall 2014, the university ranks 20th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 20th in the QS World Rankings –  putting U of T Engineering as the top institution in Canada and among the best in the world.

MIE is home to many leaders in research, where our esteemed faculty and their research students are recognized for their cutting-edge research.

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City of Toronto

Toronto is one of the best places to live according to numerous surveys for its diversity, safety, entertainment, food, public transit, etc. It is only a short drive away from the wild such as Algonquin Provincial Park. It is also the home for major companies such as banks, hospitals, telecommunications and research, providing ample opportunities to do practical research in various fields such as biomedical, healthcare, finance, manufacturing, robotics, supply chain management, etc.

Studying at University of Toronto puts you in the thrilling heart of downtown where you are close to many activities, events and amenities.

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Multidisciplinary Research Areas

MIE is unique in that we offer many diverse specialties, giving you greater range of flexibility and options when selecting your graduate courses and research projects.

Within our world-class research laboratories, our professors are constantly engaged in innovative research in multiple fields. As a result, our students are actively engaged in projects that are most exciting and interesting to them, broadening their knowledge in different areas, if they so choose.

Below you can explore MIE areas of research, graduate courses, research laboratories and the faculty profiles.

Research Areas

Graduate Courses

Research Laboratories

Faculty Profiles

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MIE offers competitive funding and scholarship packages for both MASc and PhD students.

Additionally all full-time graduate students are eligible to apply for Teaching Assistant positions, which is money earned on top of other funding. (TAs can earn up to $4,000 per year)

Please see our funding page for more details.

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Student Life & Services

University of Toronto recognizes how important it is to balance both your student life and studies. We encourage students to explore the plethora of services available to enrich their graduate studies student experience.

Student Life: www.studentlife.utoronto.ca

Graduate Student Associations

MIE and UofT are home to several graduate student associations. These associations will allow you to become active in the graduate student and university communities, provide support throughout your graduate academic career, and help you network and get to know your fellow graduate students.

Association of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Graduate Students (AMIGAS)

Human Factors Interest Group

Operations Research Group

American/Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers

Engineering Athletic Association

Chinese Engineering Students’ Association

Leaders of Tomorrow: Graduate

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Career Pathways in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Professional Stream | MEng

Graduates of the Masters of Engineering (MEng) in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering obtain advanced technical knowledge that enables them to pursue highly specialized leadership & technical roles, some of which are included below. Our alumni take on these roles in a variety of industries such as healthcare, energy, automotive, software, consulting, supply-chain management, and manufacturing – some of which are included below.

Mechanical Industrial
MEng Consultant, Accenture
Hydro-Generator Design Engineer, Andritx Hydro
Project Analyst, Toronto Hydro
Functional Lead – Project Planning Team, Unilever
Research & Design Engineer, C-Living
Innovation Project Management and Continuous Improvement Leader, Kellogg
Industrial Engineering Manager, Canada Post
Process Improvement Analyst, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Manufacturing Supervisor, Unilever
Manager Business Intelligence, Service Ontario

Research Stream | MASc or PhD

Graduates of our research stream programs, Masters of Applied Science (MASc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), become leaders in industry and academia pursuing careers in diverse fields such as biomedical, aerospace, consulting, software, research and design, and infrastructure. Sample careers of our graduates are included below.

Mechanical Industrial
MASc Research Assistant, Laboratory for Fluidic Microprocessors for Life & Material Sciences
Thermal Performance Engineer, Ontario Power Generation
Human Factors Consultant, Accenture
Quality Specialist, Hamilton Health Sciences
Senior Process Modelling Analyst, Maple Leaf Foods
PhD Industry
Mechanical Engineer, Hatch
Project Engineer, SEA Ltd
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Defense Canada
Research & Design Engineer, Apple
Quality Specialist, North York General Hospital
Post-Doctoral Fellow, MIT
Professor University of Toronto, UTIAS
Biomedical Innovations Fellow, Department of Pediatric Surgery, University of Michigan
Post-Doctoral Fellow, MIT
Professor, University of Toronto

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