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 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. MIE requires proof of ELP even if their language of instruction and examination was English. Please note that all test components must be completed 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.

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. 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 three half-courses per session, but no more than six 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 if completing project:

Domestic students: $16,459.52/year

International students: $57,053.52/year

  • Pay per session if not completing project:

Domestic students: $8,257.26/session

International students: $28,866.26/session

Extended full-time

  • Pay annually if completing project:

Domestic students: $9,147.52/year

International students: $30,090.52/year

  • Pay per session if not completing project:

Domestic students: $4,601.26/session

International students: $15,384.76/session

Part-time

  • Pay annually if completing project:

Domestic students: $5,304.47/year

International students: $17,919.47/year

  • Pay per session if not completing project:

Domestic students: $2,679.74/session

International students: $9,299.24/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 Fall 2020 start will open on October 21, 2019

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)

Program Requirements

  • MEng students must successfully complete:
    • ten graduate (500 and 1000 level) Half Credit Equivalent (HCE) courses (at least six MIE HCE courses) for a total of five Full Credit Equivalents (FCE)

OR

    • seven Half Credit Equivalent graduate courses (at least four MIE HCE courses) and a project (1.5 credits) for a total of five Full Credit Equivalents
  • Two course failures (below 70% or B-) will result in an automatic recommendation to SGS to terminate a student's program
  • 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  

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 Student Research 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?

Email: 
gradoffice@mie.utoronto.ca

Phone:
416-978-2085

MEng applicants:
Email: meng.admission@mie.utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-978-8481

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