The Master of Engineering program provides graduate students with advanced professional training through coursework and an optional project.
MIE's MEng program provides graduate students with the tools to succeed in professional practice. The program consists of coursework and an optional project conducted under the supervision of an MIE faculty member. Students have the option to complete the MEng program on a full-time, extended full-time or part-time basis.
MEng students can customize their degree by pursuing a certificate in addition to their degree and/or choosing an area of emphasis such as Analytics, Robotics & Mechatronics or Advanced Manufacturing.
MEng students who want to pursue a PhD degree after graduation are encouraged to complete a project. MIE also offers the research based Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree which is the usual path to the PhD program.
Miss the 2020 MEng Fall Orientation Session? Slides available here.
Please note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. The Graduate Office cannot provide assessments of credentials.
- A bachelor's degree with high academic standing from a recognized university
- Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 (mid-B; 73-76%) in the final two years of undergraduate study. View U of T's Grade Scale for reference. International students should use the International Degree Equivalencies Tool to see which international credentials are required
- Applicants from universities outside Canada where English is not the primary language of instruction must provide English Language Proficiency (ELP) exam results unless: 1) The applicant’s admitting degree IS listed under Exemptions on the School of Graduate Studies website or 2) the applicant can provide official documentation from their admitting institution that instruction was in English.
- To be considered for admission, all applicants that require proof of ELP must meet the minimum score requirement for every component of the English language proficiency exam including reading, writing, speaking and listening
- All test components must be completed and passed at the same time (applicants cannot combine scores from different exams)
- For more information, including approved test centres, visit the School of Graduate Studies website
Students choose whether they want to complete the MEng program on a full-time, extended full-time or part-time basis at time of application. International applicants are strongly encouraged to pursue the extended full-time option. Please note that the program length can impact the length of an international student's work visa after graduation.
- Able to complete program in one year OR three sessions (additional fees apply)
- May take up to five half-courses per session
- Maximum length of program is three years
- Students who start as full-time can transfer to part-time at the beginning of second session, but cannot transfer back.
- Able to complete program in two years
- May take up to a maximum of seven half-courses per year
- Maximum length of program is three years
- Students cannot transfer into or out of extended full-time
- Must complete program within six years
- Maximum of two half-courses per session (fall, winter & summer) up to a maximum of four half-courses per 12 months
- Students who start as part-time can later transfer to full-time, but cannot transfer back.
- Pay annually:
Domestic students: $15,028.65/year
International students: $63,378.65/year
- Pay per session:
Domestic students: $7,586.61/session
International students: $32,121.61/session
- Pay annually:
Domestic students: $8,338.65/year
International students: $33,178.65/year
- Pay per session:
Domestic students: $4,241.61/session
International students: $17,021.61/session
- Pay annually:
Domestic students: $4,909.13/year
International students: $19,918.13/year
- Pay per session:
Domestic students: $2,473.12/session
International students: $10,337.62/year
Applicants to MIE's MEng program must complete the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Online Admissions Application by the deadline indicated below.
Applications for a Fall 2021 start will open on October 19, 2020.
Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents
- September start: Application fee due June 1, 2021 (Complete application by June 15, 2021)
- January start: Application fee due October 1, 2021 (Complete application by October 15, 2021)
- September start: Application fee due April 1, 2021 (Complete application by April 15, 2021)
- January start: Application fee due August 1, 2021 (Complete application by August 15, 2021)
MEng students must successfully complete 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs):
Coursework only Option:
- ten graduate (500 and 1000 level) Half Credit Equivalent (HCE) courses (= 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)). A majority (6/10) of the courses must be either offered by the Department of MIE or from a list (found on the department website) of approved courses deemed equivalent to an MIE course.
Coursework + Project Option:
- seven graduate (500 and 1000 level) Half Credit Equivalent (HCE) courses (= 3.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs)). A majority (4/7) of the courses must be either offered by the Department of MIE or from a list (found on the department website) of approved courses deemed equivalent to an MIE course and;
- a project (1.5 credits). (Course work (3.5 FCE) + Project (1.5 FCE) = 5.0 FCE.
1) Students are expected to complete the requirements in six sessions (two years) and are limited to seven half courses per year and three half courses per session.
2) Two course failures (below 70% or B-) will result in an automatic recommendation to SGS to terminate a student's program.
3) Students may request transfer credit for up to two previously completed courses (grade of at least B+) that were not used for credit towards a degree. The request must be made in the student's first session. Complete the Transfer Credit request form (go to Forms & Policies page) and submit to the Graduate Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Approved courses that can be taken in place of core MIE HCE courses are listed alphabetically below. If there is a course you are interested in taking in place of a core MIE HCE course that is not listed, please email Aisha Mirza (email@example.com) to inquire.
AER 1216H: Fundamentals of UAVs
AER 1217H: Development of Autonomous UAVs
AER 1315H: Sustainable Aviation
AER 1316H: Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics
AER 1318H: Topics in Computational Fluid Dynamics
AER 1319H: Finite Volume Methods for CFD
AER 1403H: Advanced Aerospace Structures
AER 1410H: Topology Optimization
AER 1415H: Computational Optimization
AER 1416H: Numerical Methods for Uncertainty Quantification
AER 1418H: Variational Methods for Partial Differential Equations
AER 1503H: Spacecraft Dynamics and Control II
AER 1512H: Multibody Dynamics
AER 1513H: State Estimation for Aerospace Vehicles
AER 1515H: Perception for Robotics
AER 1516H: Motion Planning
AER 1517H: Control for Robotics
AER 1520H: Microsatellite Design I
AER 1521H: Microsatellite Design II
AER 1604H: Air Accident Investigation
AER 1717Y & 1720Y: Applied Plasma Physics I & II
APS 502H: Financial Engineering
APS 1005H: Operations Research for Engineering Management
APS 1017H: Supply Chain Management and Logistics
APS 1022H: Financial Engineering II
APS 1040H: Quality Control for Engineering Management
APS 1050H: Blockchain Technologies
APS 1051H: Investment Portfolio Management
APS 1052H: A.I. in Finance
APS 1070H: Foundations of Data Analytics and Machine Learning
BME 1802H: Biomedical Devices – Human Factors
CHE 507H: Data-based Modelling for Prediction and Control
CHE 1147H: Data Mining in Engineering
CHE 1148H: Process Data Analytics
CSC 2506H: Probabilistic Learning and Reasoning
CSC 2515H: Introduction to Machine Learning
CSC 2541H: Topics in Machine Learning: Dynamics of Neural Network Training
CSC 2626H: Imitation Learning for Robotics
ECE 1504H: Statistical Learning
ECE 1513H: Introduction to Machine Learning
ECE 1779H: Introduction to Cloud Computing
EES 1132H: Climate Data Analysis
EES 1137H: Quantitative Applications for Data Analysis
INF 1343H: Data Modeling and Database Design
INF 1602H: Fundamentals of User Experience
INF 2191H: User Interface Design
ROB 501H: Computer Vision for Robotics
ROB 521H: Mobile Robotics and Perception
ROB 1514H: Mobile Robotics
STA 2104H: Statistical Methods for Machine Learning and Data Mining
MEng Academic & Career Advising
MEng students looking for academic advice on graduate course selection or career opportunities may submit a question to Industrial and Mechanical Engineering faculty members via the link below:
View the Courses page to view all offered MIE courses.
Note that MIE rarely offers graduate courses in the summer term, so MEng students planning on finishing their degree in the summer should take any required MIE courses in the fall and winter terms.
MEng students can customize their program by choosing an area of technical emphasis which will appear on their transcript (if all requirements are met). Click on an emphasis to view requirements:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Advanced Soft Materials
- Engineering & Globalization
- Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE)
- Forensic Engineering
- Sustainable Energy
Students can also pursue an MEng certificate. Students interested in pursuing two certificates should contact the Graduate Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note completion of these certificates does not appear on the student's transcript. Completion of the certificate requirements will be assessed upon completion of the overall MEng program. Click on a certificate to view requirements:
MEng students have the option of pursuing a project under the supervision of an MIE faculty member. The project may be completed in lieu of three Half Credit Equivalent (HCE) courses.
Students are encouraged to browse MIE's core faculty members to find a supervisor for their project. Students can contact faculty members directly to see who may be available and interested in supervising their project. Students may also browse currently available MEng projects listed on the MEng Project Opportunties page.
To begin working on the project, the student must complete an MEng Project enrollment form with approval from their supervisor and submit to the Graduate Office. View the form on the Forms & Policies page.
Upon completion of the project, the student must submit a final project report to their supervisor for grading. If the student's supervisor requests a printed copy, visit the SGS website for standard formatting requirements. Note additional MIE formatting requirements if a printed report is requested by the supervisor:
- the binding of theses should be good quality buckram hard-cover, with gold lettering. Colour of MEng project cover must be orange
After submitting their report to their supervisor, the student must:
- contact the Graduate Office at email@example.com to request a Grade Submission Form be sent to their supervisor. Include the project title, student number and name of supervisor in the email.
- Submit a signed Clearance Form to the Graduate Office. View the form on the Forms & Policies page.
All full-time graduate students are eligible to apply for Teaching Assistant (TA) paid positions at MIE. TAs assist undergraduate and graduate course instructors with supervision of labs, leading tutorials and marking assignments and tests.
Apply for TA positions and view more job and volunteer opportunities on the Professional Development page.
Students who complete their MEng degree with a strong academic record may be eligible to apply for the PhD program at MIE.
The student must:
- demonstrate a strong academic record from their MEng program with no courses receiving a grade below A-
- have completed an MEng Research Project
- have a supervisor willing to support them in their PhD studies
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