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.

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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
  • If the applicant’s admitting degree was issued by a country not listed under Exemptions on the School of Graduate Studies website, they are required to provide English Language Proficiency (ELP) exam results, even if the applicant’s language of instruction and examination was 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

  • 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

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

  • 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/year

Apply

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 Winter 2021 start will open on June 16, 2020.

Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents

  • September start: Application fee due June 1 (Complete application by June 15)
  • January start: Application fee due October 1 (Complete application by October 15)

International Students

  • September start: Application fee due April 1 (Complete application by April 15)
  • January start: Application fee due August 1 (Complete application by August 15)

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:

  • 2 references. Email addresses for referees must be institution-based (not GMail, Hotmail, etc.). Both referees should be academic such as previous professors, however one can be professional. References from friends and family will not be accepted. Instructions will be sent to each referee by email via the SGS system on how to submit a reference letter.
  • Complete (or most up-to-date) academic record / transcript(s). Upload post-secondary institutional transcripts as PDF files. Every transcript must include its respective grading scale. You are not required to submit official paper transcripts unless requested by the Graduate Office.
  • Supporting Documents:
    • Resume/C.V.
    • Letter of Intent: explain why you want to join our program. Describe your research interest, career goals, the courses you intend to take, etc. The letter should be 650 – 1000 words.
    • If required: English Language Proficiency (ELP) exam results electronically submitted directly from the testing institution to UofT.
  • If the student’s admitting degree was issued by a country not listed under Exemptions on the School of Graduate Studies website, the student is required to provide English Language Proficiency (ELP) exam results electronically. MIE requires proof of ELP even if their language of instruction and examination was English. Please note that all test components (reading, writing, speaking and listening) must be completed and passed at the same time (applicants cannot combine scores from different exams). For minimum requirements and approved test centres visit the School of Graduate Studies website.
    Important: If ELP exam results are required, the results must be submitted electronically from the testing institution, otherwise the application is not considered complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.

Students are not required to submit official paper transcripts unless it is requested by the Graduate Office. The review process will take place using your electronic transcripts.

If you 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

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 from a list (found on the department website) of approved courses deemed equivalent to an MIE course.

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 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 gradoffice@mie.utoronto.ca  

 

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 (gradoffice@mie.utoronto.ca) to inquire.

APPROVED COURSES:
AER1216H Fundamentals of UAVs
AER1217H 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 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
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 2541H Topics in Machine Learning: Dynamics of Neural Network Training
ECE 1504H: Statistical Learning
ECE 1513H Introduction to Machine Learning
ECE 1779H: Introduction to Cloud Computing
INF1343H: Data Modeling and Database Design
ROB 501H Computer Vision for Robotics
ROB 521H Mobile Robotics and Perception
ROB 1514H Mobile Robotics

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.

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:

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 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:

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 (optional)

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 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.

Email: 
gradoffice@mie.utoronto.ca

MEng applicants:
Email: meng.admission@mie.utoronto.ca

MEng Academic Advisors:
Industrial: Professor Chi-Guhn Lee: cglee@mie.utoronto.ca
Mechanical: Professor Kamran Behdinan: behdinan@mie.utoronto.ca

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

0S1A0578-225x280

 

Professor Murray J. Thomson

Associate Chair of Graduate Studies