Master of Engineering

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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.

MEng Winter 2021 Orientation Session is available to view here.

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Admission Requirements

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

Full-time, Extended Full-time & Part-time options

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.

Full-time

  • 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.

Extended full-time

  • FT program delivery is extended to two years
  • Minimum program length is two full years of program registration
  • Students who complete the program in less than two years are still required to pay the minimum program fee
  • 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

Part-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.

Tuition Fees

The information below is for reference only and is subject to change annually. Registered students should check their fee balance on their ACORN account. View the U of T Student Accounts website for more information about fees.

Full-time

  • 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

Extended full-time

  • Minimum Program Fee is the equivalent of 2 years of annual EXT-FT fees
  • 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

Part-time

  • 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/session

Financing your MEng program

The MEng program is self-funded and prospective students may look into work-study and government student funding or a student line of credit through their banking institution to support their financial needs while in the program.  MEng students are generally not eligible for awards or scholarships, except where indicated.

MEng students are eligible to apply for TAships and the SGS Financial Aid & Advising Office is a resource for realistic budgeting.  Financial advisors can also assist in uncovering additional sources of funding through loans and grants. Finally, the UofT Centre for Career Exploration and Education is a resource for students seeking work and career advice.

 

Apply

Applicants to MIE's MEng program must complete the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Online Admissions Application by the deadlines indicated below.

Applicants who submit their fees and/or documents after the posted deadlines cannot be considered for admission.

The Application Portal for a Winter 2022 start will open on: June 21, 2021

 

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)

International Students

  • 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 Application Instructions

Students are not required to submit paper copies of their documents unless requested by the Graduate Office.

To apply:

  • Create an SGS applicant profile and pay the application fee (non-refundable/transferable, regardless of the circumstance). See application deadlines above.

Once your profile has been created, the following is required:

1) References: Two references are required and can be either:

  • 1 academic and 1 professional or 2 academic references.
    • Academic references must come from a current or previous course instructor/professor from your undergraduate studies.
    • References from workshops or other programs not associated with your undergraduate degree will not be accepted.
  • Email addresses for referees must be institution-based (not GMail, Hotmail, etc.) and must be added to the SGS Application Portal. Instructions will be sent to each referee by email via the SGS Application Portal requesting to submit an electronic reference letter. Please contact admission@mie.utoronto.ca if you experience issues.

References from family and friends will not be accepted.

2) Academic record / transcript(s): We require the most up-to-date transcript of your academic history, including at least one term of final year grades. Expect assessment delays if the one term of final year grades is missing from your transcript.  All post-secondary institutional transcripts must be uploaded in a high-res quality PDF file.  Every transcript must include a grading scale. You are not required to submit official paper transcripts unless requested by the Graduate Office.

If you are receive an email request for paper documents, mail to:

Master of Engineering Program
Graduate Studies Office, MC108
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
5 King’s College Road
Toronto, ON M5S 3G8 Canada

Transferring from Research programs or MEng programs in other departments

Current UofT students interested in transferring into the MIE M.Eng program may request a pre-assessment prior to obtaining sign-off from Admitting (Home) Department.

Transfer requirements:

  • Min 3 UofT graduate courses
  • 1 MIE graduate course with a B+ grade
  • B+ overall UofT graduate GPA
  • No FZ among UofT graduate courses
  • Admission file transferred from Admitting Department to MIE (including references, c.v., statements, transcripts, etc.)

Note: Prospective students may not transfer into another MIE MEng program (PT, FT or EXT FT); or from MEng to MASC or PhD and vice versa.  Prospective students must pay a separate application fee for each program.

Program Requirements

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
      • found on the multidisciplinary APS list below, or
      • a request may be made for an equivalent through our on-line form*

OR

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
      • found on the multidisciplinary APS list below, or
      • a request may be made for an equivalent through our on-line form* and; 
  • MIE8888Y MEng Project (1.5 credits) + Course work (3.5 FCE) = 5.0 FCE.
  • Students can opt-in to the project option no later than the term in which they are completing their seventh course.

APS approved courses:

APS 502H: Financial Engineering
APS 1005H: Operations Research for Engineering Management
APS 1016H:  Financial Management for Engineers
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
APS 1080H: Introduction to Reinforcement Learning

NEW for Fall 2021 - It is possible to replace an MIE core course with an approved equivalent. If there is a course you are interested in taking in place of a core MIE course, please submit your request through our on-line form*. Requests for replacement courses via email cannot be accommodated.

* Courses formerly on the approved list prior to Fall 2021 will be honoured.

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 gradoffice@mie.utoronto.ca  

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:

ASK US

 

Courses, Technical Emphases & Certificates

 

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.

Technical Emphasis
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:

MEng Certificate
Students can also pursue an MEng Certificate. Students interested in pursuing two certificates should contact the Graduate Office at gradoffice@mie.utoronto.ca.  Please note, it is only possible to overlap one course between certificates/emphases.

Please note completion of an MEng certificate does not appear on student transcripts. Completion of the certificate requirements will be assessed upon completion of the overall MEng program. Click on a certificate below to view requirements:

Collaborative Specializations

MEng students may pursue a collaborative specialization in the following areas:

Please note collaborative specializations do not appear on the student's transcript.

MEng Projects - MIE8888Y

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 can opt-in to the project option no later than the term in which they are completing their seventh course.

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 by the Course ADD deadline. 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 gradoffice@mie.utoronto.ca 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.

 

Financial Aid

The MEng program is self-funded. Students may look to their home province for financial aid and visit the SGS website for financial aid and advising.

Teaching Assistantships

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.

MEng to PhD

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

AMIGAS

AMIGAS is the graduate student association at MIE. They host social, athletic, academic, and professional development events for all MIE graduate students, aiming to enrich their professional and personal leadership experiences.

Helpful Links

Student Information Systems

Questions?

Please send requests for information via email for a timely response as the Grad Office remains closed due to COVID.

Prospective Students

Applicant & General Inquiry Email: gradoffice@mie.utoronto.ca

 

Current Students Academic & Career Advising

M.Eng Academic Advising

 

Office:
MC108, 5 King's College Road

Hours:
Monday to Friday (except Thursday), 9 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm

Mailing address:
Graduate Studies Office, MC108
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto
5 King’s College Road
Toronto, ON M5S 3G8 Canada

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Professor Tobin Filleter

Associate Chair of Graduate Studies

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