Materials Science and Engineering

Program Overview

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Applied Science (MASc), Master of Engineering (MEng), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Graduate courses and research opportunities are offered to qualified students in a wide range of subjects. The department covers a diverse range of research areas in the structure, processing and characterization of metal alloys, advanced ceramic coatings, semiconductor devices, nanocomposites and biomaterials. Also, there is a strong emphasis on simulation and computational modelling.

Typical subjects in chemical metallurgy involve a study of the equilibria existing during the reduction of oxides with carbon and metals, properties of iron and steelmaking slags, kinetics of high-temperature reactions, mathematical modelling of metallurgical processes, process metallurgy, and hydrometallurgy. Typical physical metallurgy and materials science subjects deal with the structure and properties of metallic, ceramic, and polymeric materials in such fields as plastic deformation, surface properties, electron microscopy, biomaterials, nuclear materials, nanocomposites, metallic glasses, corrosion, fatigue, welding and bonding, phase transformations and solidification.

These studies are all related to the general problem of understanding structure-property-processing relationships in materials, the design of advanced materials and devices, and developing highly-efficient, environmentally-responsible materials processing and manufacturing that considers life cycle analysis and material recycling.


Quick Facts

Domestic International
Application payment deadline MASc, PhD:

31-Jan-2021

MEng:

1-June-2021

MASc, PhD:

31-Jan-2021

MEng:

1-May-2021

Supporting documents deadline MASc, PhD:

31-Jan-2021

MEng:

1-June-2021

MASc, PhD:

31-Jan-2021

MEng:

1-May-2021

Minimum admission average 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

PhD:

Successful completion of a research master’s degree in engineering, with an overall average of at least B+ (78%+), from an accredited institution.

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

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

PhD:

Successful completion of a research master’s degree in engineering, with an overall average of at least B+ (78%+), from an accredited institution.

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

Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD? PhD:

Yes

A- over the final four sessions of undergraduate studies

PhD:

Yes

A- over the final four sessions of undergraduate studies

Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MASc, PhD:

Before

MASc, PhD:

Before

Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MASc, PhD:

Graduate Unit

MASc, PhD:

Graduate Unit

Program length (full-time only) MASc:

6 sessions

MEng:

3 sessions

PhD:

4 years; 5 years for direct-entry PhD

MASc:

6 sessions

MEng:

3 sessions

PhD:

4 years; 5 years for direct-entry PhD


​Master of Applied Science​

Program Description

The MASc program provides students with an opportunity to pursue advanced study and research with the guidance of experts in their respective fields. Studying in a chosen area of specialty and developing skills through hands-on experience in the MSE world-class labs provides students with the ability to either pursue PhD studies or to move out into industry with enriched skills and knowledge. This full-time program demands commitment and passion for research in materials engineering. For those interested in continuing to PhD-level research, successful completion of the MASc is the normal route.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Students 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

  • Coursework. The program of study normally includes 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (four half courses), including:

    • MSE 1000H0, the mandatory weekly Graduate Research Seminar MASc (0.5 FCE)

    • three half courses (1.5 FCEs), one of which must be chosen from the list of MSE graduate course offerings.

  • JDE 1000H Ethics in Research, a non-credit graduate ethics seminar (0.0 FCE).

  • The required thesis is based upon research work carried out in the department. The thesis must be presented at an oral examination.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in 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 full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

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 Soft Materials; Advanced Water Technologies; Analytics; Biomanufacturing; 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 Soft Materials; Advanced Water Technologies; Analytics; Biomanufacturing; 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 Soft Materials; Advanced Water Technologies; Analytics; Biomanufacturing; 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

​Doctor of Philosophy​

Program Description

Pursuing a PhD degree, the most advanced research degree in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, can be a stepping stone to an academic career or to an industrial career which would benefit from in-depth applied research and research skills. Under the guidance of an accomplished supervisor, PhD students engage in original research that contributes to a variety of fields of study. Four years of PhD study allowing students to collaborate with local and international colleagues culminates in a written thesis which is presented orally and evaluated by experts. This is a degree program for outstanding students.

Applicants may enter the PhD program via one of three routes: 1) following successful completion of an MASc degree; 2) transfer from the University of Toronto MASc program to continue work that was begun at that level; or 3) direct entry following completion of an appropriate bachelor's degree.

The program can also be taken on a flexible-time basis.

 

PhD Program

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 (MSE)'s additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Students are normally expected to have completed a master's-level program before entering the PhD program.

  • 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

  • The primary subject in a program will be extractive and process metallurgy, physical metallurgy, or materials science.

  • Coursework. The program of study normally includes 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (four half courses), including the weekly Graduate Research Seminar, and a thesis. The coursework selected normally includes:

    • MSE 2000H0 Graduate Research Seminar PhD (0.5 FCE).

    • Three half courses (1.5 FCEs), at least one of which must be chosen from the list of MSE graduate course offerings.

    • The departmental seminar, comprising a minimum of two seminars presented to the academic staff and students of MSE.

  • Students must complete the seminar JDE 1000H Ethics in Research, a non-credit course (0.0 FCE).

  • A general Qualifying Examination must be scheduled and taken within 12 months of initial registration. In case of failure, one further attempt within 3 months is allowed, no later than within 15 months of initial registration. No further attempts are permitted. In order to take this examination, students must complete all required coursework except for the Graduate Research Seminar PhD.

  • The Qualifying Examination consists of:

    • ​​​A report (25 to 30 pages) of research to date, in the form of a dossier.

    • A presentation (20 to 25 minutes) summarizing research, with particular emphasis on providing a critical assessment of the literature in the field, a central hypothesis of thesis, proposed methodology, and recent experimental progress.

    • An oral examination, immediately following the presentation, by the Qualifying Examination committee who will ask the candidate questions pertaining to either the presented material, or related questions in materials science. The student is expected to have a working-level knowledge of the fundamentals of materials science as it pertains to the proposed area of research, and on a broader basis, at the level of a second-year undergraduate student in Materials Science.

  • The required thesis is based upon research work carried out in the department in the areas of extractive and process metallurgy, physical metallurgy, or materials science.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Sustainable Energy​ as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Materials Science and Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

4 years

Time Limit

6 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

 

PhD Program (Transfer)

Transfer Requirements

  • Very strong MASc students may apply to transfer to the PhD program after completing one year of the MASc program. Regulations governing such transfers are available in the MSE Graduate Studies office.

Program Requirements

  • The primary subject in a program will be extractive and process metallurgy, physical metallurgy, or materials science.

  • Coursework. The program of study normally includes 2.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs), including the weekly Graduate Research Seminar PhD, and a thesis. The coursework selected normally includes:

    • Three half courses (1.5 FCEs) from the MASc program

    • MSE 2000H0 Graduate Research Seminar PhD (0.5 FCE)

    • An additional 0.5 graduate FCE.

  • A general Qualifying Examination must be scheduled and taken within 12 months of initial registration. In case of failure, one further attempt within 3 months is allowed, no later than within 15 months of initial registration. No further attempts are permitted. In order to take this examination, students must complete all required coursework except for the Graduate Research Seminar PhD. The Qualifying Examination consists of:

    • A report (25 to 30 pages) of research to date, in the form of a dossier.

    • A presentation (20 to 25 minutes) summarizing research, with a particular emphasis on providing a critical assessment of the literature in the field, a central hypothesis of the thesis, proposed methodology, and recent experimental progress.

    • An oral examination, immediately following the presentation, by the Qualifying Examination committee who will ask the candidate questions pertaining to either the presented material, or related questions in materials science. The student is expected to have a working-level knowledge of the fundamentals of materials science as it pertains to the proposed area of research, and on a broader basis, at the level of a second-year undergraduate student in Materials Science.

  • The required thesis is based upon research work carried out in the department in the areas of extractive and process metallurgy, physical metallurgy, or materials science.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Sustainable Energy​ as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Materials Science and Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

 

PhD Program (Direct-Entry)

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 (MSE)'s additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Exceptionally strong BASc students with an average grade of A– over the final four sessions of undergraduate studies (excluding Summer sessions in some cases) may be considered for direct entry to the PhD program.

  • 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

  • The primary subject in a program will be extractive and process metallurgy, physical metallurgy, or materials science.

  • Coursework. The program of study normally includes 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (six half courses), including the weekly Graduate Research Seminar PhD, and a thesis. The coursework selected normally includes:

    • MSE 2000H0 Graduate Research Seminar PhD (0.5 FCE)

    • Five half courses (2.5 FCEs), at least two of which must be chosen from the list of MSE graduate course offerings.

  • Students must complete the seminar JDE 1000H Ethics in Research, a non-credit course (0.0 FCE).

  • A general Qualifying Examination must be scheduled and taken within 12 months of initial registration. In case of failure, one further attempt within 3 months is allowed, no later than within 15 months of initial registration. No further attempts are permitted. In order to take this examination, students must complete all required coursework except for the Graduate Research Seminar PhD. The Qualifying Examination consists of:

    • ​​​A report (25 to 30 pages) of research to date, in the form of a dossier.

    • A presentation (20 to 25 minutes) summarizing research, with particular emphasis on providing a critical assessment of the literature in the field, a central hypothesis of thesis, proposed methodology, and recent experimental progress.

    • An oral examination, immediately following the presentation, by the Qualifying Examination committee who will ask the candidate questions pertaining to either the presented material, or related questions in materials science. The student is expected to have a working-level knowledge of the fundamentals of materials science as it pertains to the proposed area of research, and on a broader basis, at the level of a second-year undergraduate student in Materials Science.

  • The required thesis is based upon research work carried out in the department in the areas of extractive and process metallurgy, physical metallurgy, or materials science.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Sustainable Energy​ as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Materials Science and Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

 

PhD Program (Flexible-Time)

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 (MSE)'s additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Students must have completed a master's-level program before entering the PhD program.

  • 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.

  • Applicants to the flexible-time PhD option are accepted under the same admission requirements as applicants to the full-time PhD option.

Program Requirements

  • The primary subject in a program will be extractive and process metallurgy, physical metallurgy, or materials science.

  • Students must complete 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (four half courses) as follows:

    • Year 1: 1.0 FCE plus the non-credit seminar JDE 1000H Ethics in Research (0.0 FCE)

    • Year 2: 0.5 FCE. Prepare a research proposal and pass the Qualifying Examination

    • Year 3: Present the first seminar for MSE 2000H0 Graduate Research Seminar PhD (0.5 FCE)

    • Year 4: Research and writing

    • Year 5: Research and writing. Present the second seminar for MSE 2000H0

    • Year 6: Defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination by August 30.

  • Students in the flexible-time option are registered full-time during the first four years and part-time during subsequent years in the program.

  • The general Qualifying Examination must be scheduled and taken within 12 months of initial registration. In case of failure, one further attempt within 3 months is allowed, no later than within 15 months of initial registration. No further attempts are permitted. In order to take this examination, students must complete all required coursework except for the Graduate Research Seminar PhD. The Qualifying Examination consists of:

    • ​​​A report (25 to 30 pages) of research to date, in the form of a dossier.

    • A presentation (20 to 25 minutes) summarizing research, with particular emphasis on providing a critical assessment of the literature in the field, a central hypothesis of thesis, proposed methodology, and recent experimental progress.

    • An oral examination, immediately following the presentation, by the Qualifying Examination committee who will ask the candidate questions pertaining to either the presented material, or related questions in materials science. The student is expected to have a working-level knowledge of the fundamentals of materials science as it pertains to the proposed area of research, and on a broader basis, at the level of a second-year undergraduate student in Materials Science.

  • The required thesis is based upon research work carried out in the department in the areas of extractive and process metallurgy, physical metallurgy, or materials science.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in 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 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Emphasis: Advanced Manufacturing​​ (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete:

  • Four half courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]), including at least one core course.

  • Elective courses may include other core courses, and courses from either of two streams: Manufacturing Engineering and Manufacturing Management.

Core Courses

​AER 501H, AER 1403H, APS 1028H, CHE 1123H, MIE 519H, MIE 1740H.

Elective Courses — Manufacturing ​Engineering

AER 521H, AER 1415H,
CHE 575H, CHE 1134H,
MIE 506H, MIE 540H, MIE 1706H, MIE 1713H, MIE 1718H, MIE 1743H,
​MSE 1015H, MSE 1028H, MSE 1031H, MSE 1058H, MSE 1061H,
ROB 501H.​

Elective Courses — Manufacturing Management

APS 1005H, APS 1012H, APS 1013H, APS 1014H, APS 1017H, APS 1020H, APS 1​023H, APS 1040H, APS 1088H, APS 1420H,
CHE 561H, CHE 1434H,
MIE 523H, MIE 1505H, MIE 1514H, MIE 1715H, MIE 1721H, MIE 1723H, MIE 1727H,
TEP 1011H, TEP 1026H, TEP 1501H.

 ​

Emphasis: Advanced Soft Materials (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete any four half courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) from the following list:

CHE 562H, CHE 1310H, CHE 1333H, CHE 1335H, CHE 1475H,
JTC 1134H, JTC 1135H,
MIE 1705H, MIE 1706H, MIE 1707H, MIE 1740H,
MSE 1038H, MSE 1043H, MSE 1067H.

Students may double-count one course at most towards any MSE emphasis, or towards any other emphasis in the Faculty.

 

Emphasis: Advanced Water Technologies (MEng only)​​

MEng students must successfully complete two core courses (1.0 full-course equivalent [FCE​]) and two specialized courses (1.0 FCE).

  • Two core courses (1.0 FCE):

    • CHE 1150H Industrial Water Technology

    • at least one of the following (any of the other three can count as a specialized course):

      • CHE 565H Aqueous Process Engineering

      • CIV 541H Environmental Biotechnology

      • CIV 549H Groundwater Flow and Contamination

      • CIV 550H Water Resources Engineering

      • CIV 1303H Water Resources Systems Modeling

      • CIV 1308H Physical and Chemical Treatment Processes

      • CIV 1311H Advanced and Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment

      • CIV 1319H Chemistry and Analysis of Water and Wastes

      • CIV 1399H Special Studies in Civil Engineering (e.g., Water Sanitation and Hygiene; Treatment Wetlands; the topic is subject to obtaining approval from the student's graduate unit)

      • CIV 1499H Special Studies in Civil Engineering (e.g., Fundamentals of Acid Mine Drainage; the topic is subject to obtaining approval from the student's graduate unit).

  • Two specialized courses selected from the following (1.0 FCE):

    • CHE 1213H Corrosion

    • CHE 1430H Hydrometallurgy Theory and Practice

    • JCC 1313H Environmental Microbiology

    • JNC 2503H Environmental Pathways

    • MIE 1807H Principles of Measurements

    • STA 1004H Introduction to Experimental Design.

Enrolment Contact

Enrolment in the emphasis is permitted at any time during the MEng program. After students are admitted to the normal MEng program, students may contact Prof. Ron Hofmann, (416) 946-7508.

Upon successful completion of the emphasis requirements and the successful completion of the MEng degree requirements, students will receive a transcript notation from the Faculty Graduate Studies office (subject to Prof. Hofmann’s recommendation).

 

Emphasis: Analytics (MEng only)

To be admitted to the emphasis in Analytics, MEng students must first successfully complete a prerequisite course APS 1070H (0.5 full-course equivalent [FCE]).

Subsequently, to earn the emphasis, students must successfully complete four additional half courses (2.0 FCEs) from the list of core courses or elective courses. These must include at least one core course; the remaining courses must be selected from the list of elective courses.

Students must have completed the prerequisite course APS 1070H before taking any of the core courses.

Prerequisite Course

APS 1070H Foundations of Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Core Courses

CHE 1147H Data Mining in Engineering
ECE 1513H Introduction to Machine Learning (exclusions: CSC 411H, CSC 2515H, ECE 421H, ECE 521H, ECE 1504H)
MIE 1624H Introduction to Data Science and Analytics
MSE 1065H Application of Artificial Intelligence in Materials Design (exclusion: MSE 1063H)

Elective Courses

APS 502H, APS 1005H, APS 1017H, APS 1022H, APS 1040H, APS 1050H, APS 1051H, APS 1052H, APS 1053H,
CHE 507H, CHE 1108H, CHE 1148H, CHE 1434H,
CIV 1504H, CIV 1506H, CIV 1507H, CIV 1532H, CIV 1538H,
ECE 537H, ECE 1504H (exclusions: CSC 411H, CSC 2515H, ECE 421H, ECE 521H, ECE 1513H), ECE 1505H, ECE 1657H, ECE 1778H, ECE 1779H,
MIE 562H, MIE 1413H, MIE 1501H, MIE 1512H, MIE 1513H, MIE 1620H, MIE 1621H, MIE 1622H, MIE 1623H, MIE 1628H, MIE 1653H, MIE 1721H, MIE 1723H, MIE 1727H,
MSE 1063H (exclusion: MSE 1065H).

 

Emphasis: Biomanufacturing (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete any four half courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) from the following list:

CHE 1123H, CHE 1125H, CHE 1133H, CHE 1134H, CHE 1135H, CHE 1334H,
JCC 1313H,
JTC 1331H,
BME 1459H, BME 1480H.

Students may double-count one course at most towards any MSE emphasis, or towards any other emphasis in the Faculty.

 

Emphasis: Engineering and Globalization (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete four half courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) from the following lists, with at least two half courses (or one full course) taken from Group A.

Group A

APS 510H, APS 530H, APS 1420H, GLA 1000H, JCR 1000Y (full-year course)

Group B

APS 1015H, APS 1020H, APS 1024H, CHL 5700H, JMG 2020H.

Note: Students who choose to pursue an MEng project in their home department that aligns with the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN)'s disciplinary focus, as deemed by the CGEN Director, may count the project as one required Group B course.

Students who complete the requirements of the emphasis in Engineering and Globalization and wish to obtain a notation on their transcript should contact the Faculty Graduate Studies office.

 

Emphasis: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in​ Engineering (ELITE)​​ (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete any four of the following courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]):

Leadership

TEP 1010H, TEP 1011H, TEP 1026H, TEP 1027H, TEP 1029H, TEP 1030H, TEP 1501H, TEP 1502H

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

APS 1012H, APS 1013H, APS 1015H, APS 1023H, APS 1033H, APS 1035H, APS 1036H, APS 1041H, APS 1061H, APS 1088H

Finance and Management

AER 1601H, APS 502H, APS 1001H, APS 1004H, APS 1005H, APS 1009H, APS 1016H, APS 1017H, APS 1020H, APS 1022H, APS 1028H, APS 1032​H, APS 1038H, APS 1039H, APS 1040H, APS 1049H, APS 1050H, APS 1051H, APS 1052H

Engineering and Society

APS 510H, APS 1018H, APS 1024H, APS 1025H, APS 1031H, APS 1034H, APS 1420H​.

 

Emphasis: Forensic Engineering (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete four courses (one core course and three elective courses).

Core Course

MSE 1031H

Elective Courses

APS 540H, APS 1034H, APS 1039H, APS 1040H,
BME 1800H, BME 1801H, BME 1480H,
CHE 561H, CHE 568H, CHE 1213H, CHE 1431H, CHE 1432H, CHE 1434H,
CIV 510H, CIV 518H, CIV 1163H, CIV 1171H, CIV 1174H, CIV 1190H, CIV 1201H, CIV 1279H, CIV 1282H, CIV 1422H, CIV 1429H,
JMB 1050H,
JNC 2503H,
MSE 1015H, MSE 1022H, MSE 1032H,
MIE 566H, MIE 1224H, MIE 1301H, MIE 1303H, MIE 1411H, MIE 1414H, MIE 1616H, MIE 1713H, MIE 1714H, MIE 1721H, MIE 1723H, MIE 1727H, MIE 1804H.

Emphasis: Sustainable Energy​ (MASc, MEng, PhD)

MASc and PhD students must successfully complete:

  • At least three half courses (1.5 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) from either of the following lists below.

  • A thesis towards their degree on a topic related to sustainable energy. Topics must be approved by the steering committee of the Institute of Sustainable Energy. Contact: Mandeep Rayat.

​MEng students must successfully complete:

  • Four half courses (2.0 FCEs) from either of the following lists below, including at least one core course (0.5 FCE).​

Core Courses

APS 1032H,
MIE 515H, MIE 1120H​.

​Elective Courses

AER 507H, AER 1304H, AER 1315H, AER 1415H,
CHE 568H, CHE 1053H, CHE 1118H, CHE 1123H, CHE 1142H, CHE 1143H, CHE 1150H,
CIV 575H, CIV 576H, CIV 577H, CIV 1303H, CIV 1307H,
ECE 533H, ECE 1030H, ECE 1055H, ECE 1057H, ECE 1059H, ECE 1085H, ECE 1086H, ECE 1092H, ECE 1094H,
MIE 516H, MIE 517H, MIE 1128H, MIE 1129H, MIE 1130H, MIE 1240H, MIE 1241H, MIE 1715H,
MSE 1022H, MSE 1023H, MSE 1028H, MSE 1058H​.

Students who complete the requirements of the emphasis in Sustainable Energy will receive a notation on their transcript from the Faculty Graduate Studies Office following a recommendation from the Institute of Sustainable Energy. Contact: Mandeep Rayat.

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“I was attracted by the beautiful campus and marvellous history.”

Ronnie Su
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