MSE: Materials Science and Engineering MEng

Master of Engineering​

Program Description

The MEng program has been developed for recent graduates who wish to pursue graduate-level studies but may not be interested in continuing to the PhD program. This program is also intended for working engineers who wish to augment their current knowledge and add to their credentials. The multidisciplinary nature of materials engineering and the coursework-only and coursework-plus-project options enable students to build personalized programs which best suit their individual interests and needs. The MSE MEng is recognized and respected by employers globally and can enhance and enrich the career opportunities of graduates.

The MEng program can be taken on a full-time, extended full-time, or part-time basis.

 

Full-Time Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Materials Science and Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • For students whose primary language is not English, the department requires a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with the following minimum scores:

    • ​​paper-based TOEFL: minimum score of 580 and 4 on the Test of Written English (TWE)

    • Internet-based TOEFL: minimum score of 93/120 and 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

Program Requirements

  • For students with adequate undergraduate preparation, the normal program will include 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (10 half courses). A project may be substituted for 1.5 FCEs (3 half courses). Students enrolled in this option work in consultation with a professor who acts as advisor for the project undertaken. An oral presentation of the project may be required.

  • Students normally complete the requirements in three sessions (one year).

  • Full-time MEng students may transfer to the research-stream MASc program if they meet all of the following criteria:

    • ​​The request to transfer must be submitted at the beginning of the second session of enrolment. For example, students enrolled in September must successfully complete 1.5 FCEs (three half courses), technical courses of which at least one must be from MSE, with a B+ or 78% average. The technical courses taken during the MEng program will be credited toward the MASc program.​

    • Have a supervisor who is willing to provide funding for an MASc research project starting in the second session of enrolment.

  • Students have the ​option of completing an emphasis in Advanced Manufacturing; Advanced Water Technologies; Engineering and Globalization; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE)​; Forensic Engineering; or Sustainable Energy​ as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Materials Science and Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);

Time Limit

3 years

 

Extended Full-Time Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Materials Science and Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • For students whose primary language is not English, the department requires a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with the following minimum scores:

    • ​​paper-based TOEFL: minimum score of 580 and 4 on the Test of Written English (TWE)

    • Internet-based TOEFL: minimum score of 93/120 and 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

Program Requirements

  • For students with adequate undergraduate preparation, the normal program will include 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (10 half courses). A project may be substituted for 1.5 FCEs (3 half courses). Students enrolled in this option work in consultation with a professor who acts as advisor for the project undertaken. An oral presentation of the project may be required.

  • Students are expected to complete the requirements in six sessions (two years). They are limited to six half courses per year and three half courses per session.
  • Full-time MEng students may transfer to the research-stream MASc program if they meet all of the following criteria:

    • ​​The request to transfer must be submitted at the beginning of the second session of enrolment. For example, students enrolled in September must successfully complete 1.5 FCEs (three half courses), technical courses of which at least one must be from MSE, with a B+ or 78% average. The technical courses taken during the MEng program will be credited toward the MASc program.​

    • Have a supervisor who is willing to provide funding for an MASc research project starting in the second session of enrolment.

  • Students have the ​option of completing an emphasis in Advanced Manufacturing; Advanced Water Technologies; Engineering and Globalization; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE)​; Forensic Engineering; or Sustainable Energy​ as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Materials Science and Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

6 sessions (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years

 

Part-Time Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Materials Science and Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • For students whose primary language is not English, the department requires a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with the following minimum scores:

    • ​​paper-based TOEFL: minimum score of 580 and 4 on the Test of Written English (TWE)

    • Internet-based TOEFL: minimum score of 93/120 and 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

Program Requirements

  • For students with adequate undergraduate preparation, the normal program will include 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (10 half courses). A project may be substituted for 1.5 FCEs (3 half courses). Students enrolled in this option work in consultation with a professor who acts as advisor for the project undertaken. An oral presentation of the project may be required.

  • Students are limited to four half courses per year and two half courses per session.

  • Students normally complete the requirements in nine sessions (three years).

  • Students have the ​option of completing an emphasis in Advanced Manufacturing; Advanced Water Technologies; Engineering and Globalization; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE)​; Forensic Engineering; or Sustainable Energy​ as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Materials Science and Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

9 sessions

Time Limit

6 years