Admission Requirements

1. Academic Requirements

Master of Engineering (MEng)

A Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) with a minimum of B (73%+) over the final two (2) years of an undergraduate program from an accredited institution

Master of Applied Science (MASc)

A Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) with a minimum average of B+ (78%+) over the final two (2) years of an undergraduate program from an accredited institution

Doctoral Program (PhD)

Successful completion of a research master's degree in engineering, with an overall average of at least B+ (78%+), from an accredited institution. Current MASc students within our department can apply to fast-track into the PhD program before completing the MASc degree requirements

International and Exchange Students

Applicants educated at non-Canadian institutions should note that their educational background will be assessed for equivalency with a University of Toronto degree as described above. Please use the link below provided by the School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto to see which international credentials are required for masters and doctoral admissions at the University of Toronto:

U of T International Degree Equivalency Tool:

2. GRE scores are NOT required. Do NOT submit these scores.

3. English Language Facility Requirement

All applicants holding degrees from universities outside Canada, in which the official language of instruction/evaluation is not English, must demonstrate facility in English using one of the following methods. Only official test results, forwarded directly from the testing institution will be considered valid. This requirement must be met at the time of application.

       Review SGS requirements here: english-language-proficiency-testing

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Minimum required scores:
Paper-based 580 (TWE 4)
Internet-based 93 (writing 22; speaking 22)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS – Academic Module)
Minimum required score: 7.0 (6.5 must be achieved in each component)

Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE)
Minimum required scores:
76 (at least 22 in each component and 32 in writing)

4. References

Two academic references are required. The references must be prepared by professors who have taught you or professors with whom you have worked. References from colleagues, employers or other students are inappropriate. Instructions for reference upload are available in the online application.

5. Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

6. Statement of Research Interest

A statement is required for MASc and PhD applications but is not required for MEng applications

Research Statement Guidelines:  Outline intended areas of study and research field interests within the MSE Department. Include the names of potential supervisors whose research aligns with your interests and whom you would like to join their groups. Ensure that your Research Statement is concise, with a maximum recommended length of one page.

Note: Please keep in mind that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.