Master of Engineering (MEng)

Overview

This program provides you with advanced professional training in materials engineering. You can obtain an industry-oriented, post-graduate degree at Canada’s top engineering school in as little as one year’s time.

Exceptional MEng students may fast-track into the research-stream Master of Applied Science (MASc) program—please see below for details.

Why MEng?

Completing an MEng degree can help you:

  • Gain specialized knowledge
  • Advance in your career
  • Enhance your professional network
  • Gain research experience

Minimum Admission Requirements (MEng)

  • students are admitted in accordance with the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) regulations
  • a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) with a minimum of B (73%) over the final two years of studies from an accredited institution
  • all applicants holding degrees from universities outside of Canada, in which the official language of instruction and evaluation is not English, must demonstrate facility in English (Admission Requirements)

Program Requirements & Time for Completion

For students with adequate undergraduate preparation the normal program is a course-only option which includes 5.0 Full-Course Equivalents, FCE (10 half-credit graduate level courses). An advisor is not required for those choosing this course-only option.

Course Requirements:

10 half-credit courses in total, of which:

  • A minimum of 6 must be technical. At least 3 half courses, must be taken from courses offered by MSE. Students are allowed to take graduate courses from other engineering departments to count towards their degree.
  • A maximum of 4 half courses can be taken from various non-technical certificate programs, such as ELITE (Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation, & Technology in Engineering), Globalization, or Engineering & Public Policy, etc.
  • A student may complete an MEng Project which is equivalent to 3 technical courses but does NOT replace the required 3 MSE courses. Completion of departmental Safety Training before starting the project is required.

MEng Course+Project Option

  • A student following this course+project option works in consultation with a professor who acts as an advisor throughout the student’s program.  Please refer to our master of engineering projects list for more information.  Also note that some professors offer additional projects which are not listed here. Many students choosing this option take courses in the first term and then start a project in the subsequent term. A project cannot be sufficiently completed in a single term; it will take 2 – 3 terms to complete.

MEng program Registration Alternatives

MSE offers three delivery options for the MEng program. Applicants must select a delivery option at the time of application. International applicants, note that the program length can impact the length of an international student’s work visa after graduation. Once registered as regular full-time, students cannot transfer to the extended full-time option or vice versa.

Full-time

  • September or January start
  • Students can complete the program in just one year (3 terms): September to August or January to December
  • Students may take a maximum of three years to complete the program
  • Students enroll in 10 courses (or, seven courses + project)
  • Once registered as regular full-time, students cannot transfer to the extended full-time option

Extended Full-time

  • September or January start
  • Students complete the program over two years (6 terms)
  • Students may enroll in a maximum of six courses per year, over three terms (maximum course load per term is three)
  • Tuition is paid over two years (half tuition in first year and half in second year)—note that full incidental fees must be paid each year
  • Students enroll in 10 courses (or, seven courses + project)
  • Once registered in the extended full-time MEng, students cannot transfer to the regular full-time option

Part-time

  • September or January start
  • Students take a minimum of three years to complete the program
  • Students may take a maximum of six years to complete the program
  • Students enroll in 10 courses (or, seven courses + project)
  • Maximum course load is two courses per term, four per year (can be over three terms)

Transfer Criteria from MEng to MASc

Transferring from the MEng program to the research-stream MASc program is permitted for a student enrolled full-time, subject to meeting all of the following criteria:

  • The request to transfer must be submitted within the first academic term of enrolment. That is, for students enrolling in September, successful completion of coursework, minimum 1.5 FCE (three half-courses)
  • Agreement of a supervisor willing to provide funding starting the following term.
  • Successful completion of 1.5 FCE (three half-courses),  technical courses, with an equivalent entrance average required for the MASc degree (i.e. B+ or 78%) must be achieved within the first term of enrolment.
  • The courses taken during MEng may or may not be credited toward MASc, depending on what was taken (must still meet MASc requirements for coursework)

MEng Cross-Disciplinary Areas of Study & Emphasis

In addition to our three graduate degrees, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering also offers cross-disciplinary areas of emphasis that can be taken in combination with the MEng degree:

Additional information about MEng areas of study & emphasis can be found on the U of T Engineering Graduate Studies website.

Money Matters

The M.Eng 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.  M.Eng students are generally not eligible for awards or scholarships, except where indicated.

M.Eng 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Apply

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Questions

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