Master of Engineering (MEng)

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“MEng program at UofT gave me the opportunity to interact with people from the Metallurgical and materials industry and the flexibility of taking courses from other departments such as Data Science and AI which was intellectually stimulating and truly rewarding. 

– Lalitha Ghatti  | M.Eng Graduate 

“MEng studies prepared me well for pursing a Ph.D. degree. I was able to refresh my analytical toolbox, taking computation and math courses relevant to my field of research. After 6 years in the industry, the MEng program was a great way to onboard back into academia."

– Charlie Katrycz | Ph.D. Candidate, MSE | M.Eng Gradaute

“I believe the M.Eng program provided me with the flexibility to explore various career paths while taking industry-relevant courses that ultimately helped accelerate my career growth. The program enables you to couple technical and business competencies to tackle real-world problems."

– Darius Raisi | Consultant, Deloitte | M.Eng Graduate

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 Requirement Details

10 half-credit courses in total, of which:

  • a minimum of 6 must be technical (at least 3 from MSE)
  • a maximum of 4 may be non-technical (e.g. APS)
    • a maximum of two 500-level technical courses may be taken (no other undergraduate level courses may be taken)
  • may complete an optional MEng Project which is equivalent to 3 technical courses but does NOT replace the required 3 MSE courses.  Must complete departmental Safety Training before starting the project.

MEng Technical 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.

MEng Course+Project Option

A MEng project may be substituted for 1.5 FCE (three half courses). 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.

Part-time, full-time and extended full time options

Students choose whether they want to complete the Meng program on a part-time (PT), full-time (FT), or extended full-time basis at the time of application. FT and EFT options require continuous registration. Please note that the program length can impact the length of an international student's work visa after graduation.

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
  • Maximum course load is two courses per term, four per year (can be over three terms)

Full-time

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

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) and agreement of a supervisor willing to provide funding starting the following January.
  • 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)

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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