Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Program Overview

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering accepts qualified applicants for study in a wide range of topics, spanning the breadth of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, including dynamic systems, vibrations, controls, robotics, solid mechanics, thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, environmental engineering, design, computer-aided engineering, flexible manufacturing, enterprise integration, information systems, fuzzy logic, operations research, production planning and scheduling, human factors/ergonomics, and other related topics.The Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree program provides students with an opportunity to pursue research-intensive advanced studies in a particular field of interest.

The Master of Engineering (MEng) degree program is designed for students preparing for advanced professional activity; it is not a research-oriented degree.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree program is for students anticipating a career in which they will be performing or directing research at the most advanced level.


Quick Facts

Domestic International
Application payment deadline MEng:

Fall Session (September start): 1-June-2020

Winter Session (January start): 1-Oct-2020

MASc, PhD:

Fall Session (September start): 15-Jan-2020

Winter Session (January start): 1-Aug-2020

MEng:

Fall Session (September start): 1-Apr-2020

Winter Session (January start): 1-Aug-2020

MASc, PhD:

Fall Session (September start): 15-Jan-2020

Winter Session (January start): 1-Aug-2020

Supporting documents deadline MEng:

Fall Session (September start): 15-June-2020

Winter Session (January start): 15-Oct-2020

MASc, PhD:

Fall Session (September start): 30-Jan-2020

Winter Session (January start): 15-Aug-2020

MEng:

Fall Session (September start): 15-Apr-2020

Winter Session (January start): 15-Aug-2020

MASc, PhD:

Fall Session (September start): 30-Jan-2020

Winter Session (January start): 15-Aug-2020

Minimum admission average MASc, MEng:

mid-B in the final two years of undergraduate study

PhD:

B+

MASc, MEng:

mid-B in the final two years of undergraduate study

PhD:

B+

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

Yes

PhD:

Yes

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:

Applicant

MASc, PhD:

Applicant

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 degree program provides students with an opportunity to pursue research-intensive advanced studies in a particular field of interest.

Minimum Admission Requirements

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

  • Evidence of research ability.

Program Requirements

  • At the beginning of each student's program, a professor in the department will be identified as the supervisor who will guide the student in the research program and selection of courses.

  • For students with an adequate undergraduate background, the program will normally consist of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis.

  • MASc students are required to participate in the non-credit seminar course JDE 1000H during their first or second session of registration.

  • In Year 1, MASc students are required to attend at least 70% of seminars that are part of the MIE Seminar Series. Students who complete the requirement will receive credit for SRM 3333Y MIE Seminar Series for MASc Students.

  • Students in the MASc program have the option of completing an emphasis in Robotics and Mechatronics or Sustainable Energy as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Mechanical and Industrial 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



Master of Engineering

Program Description

The MEng degree program is designed for students preparing for advanced professional activity; it is not a research-oriented degree. The program may 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 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A mid-B in the final two years of undergraduate study.

Program Requirements

  • 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) or 3.5 FCEs plus a supervised project. A majority of the courses must be taught by the Department of MIE.

  • ​​​​​​​​Program completion is possible in three sessions (one year).

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

Program Length

3 sessions (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 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering's additional admission requirement stated below.

  • A mid-B in the final two years of undergraduate study.

Program Requirements

  • 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) or 3.5 FCEs plus a supervised project. A majority of the courses must be taught by the Department of MIE.

  • Students are expected to complete the requirements in six sessions (two years) and are limited to six half courses per year and three half courses per session

  • ​​​​​​​Students in the MEng program have the option of completing an emphasis in Advanced Manufacturing; Analytics; Engineering and Globalization; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE); Forensic Engineering; Robotics and Mechatronics; or Sustainable Energy as part of their degree program. Please see details​ in the Mechanical and Industrial 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 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering's additional admission requirement stated below.

  • A mid-B in the final two years of undergraduate study.

Program Requirements

  • 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) or 3.5 FCEs plus a supervised project. A majority of the courses must be taught by the Department of MIE.

  • Students are limited to four half courses per year and two half courses per session. Time to completion will be greater than two years.

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

Program Length

9 sessions

Time Limit

6 years

 

Dual Degree Program: Bachelor of Engineering (South China University of Technology) / Master of Engineering (University of Toronto)

Program Description

The MEng may also be taken as part of a dual degree involving the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) program offered by the South China University of Technology's School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering (SMAE) and the Master of Engineering program offered by the University of Toronto's Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) department. Dual degree program students complete the fourth year of their BEng as Visiting International Non-degree Students and receive a conditional offer to the MEng program. See the MEng requirements above.

Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of both programs, students receive a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Master of Engineering degree.

Contact

Bachelor of Engineering Program
School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
South China University of Technology
Email: j2jw@scut.edu.cn

Master of Engineering Program
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto
Email: grad.admission@mie.utoronto.ca

Application Process

  • This dual degree program allows outstanding third-year students at SMAE to apply to complete their fourth year of undergraduate studies enrolled in MIE as Visiting International Non-degree Students. These students receive a conditional offer of admission into the MEng program for their fifth year.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the ​School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering's additional admission requirements stated on the department's website.

  • In Years 2 and 3 of the BEng program, a minimum 80% average (mid-B). In Year 4, students must maintain a minimum mid-B average until conferral of the BEng degree.



​Doctor of Philosophy​​

The PhD degree program is for students anticipating a career in which they will be performing or directing research at the most advanced level.

Students may be admitted to the PhD program via one of three routes: 1) following completion of an appropriate master's degree; 2) transfer from the University of Toronto MASc program; or 3) direct entry following completion of a bachelor’s degree.

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering offers both full-time and flexible-time PhD program options. Applicants must declare the option for which they wish to apply; transfers between these programs are not permitted.

 

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 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Admission to the PhD program is reserved for those who are able to present evidence of superior academic and research ability. Students may be admitted to the PhD program with an appropriate University of Toronto master's degree or its equivalent from a recognized university with a minimum B+ average.

Program Requirements

  • At the beginning of each student's program, a professor in the department will be identified as the supervisor and will guide the student in the research program and selection of courses.

  • Minimum departmental standards in coursework: completion of 2.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) plus a thesis.

  • Participation in the non-credit seminar course JDE 1000H during the first or second session of registration.

  • In Years 1 and 2, students must attend at least 70% of seminars that are part of the MIE Seminar Series. Students who complete this requirement will receive credit for SRD 4444Y MIE Seminar Series.

  • Students must pass a qualifying examination, annual progress meetings, and the SGS Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Students must present a research seminar during the final year of their studies.

  • Students must be on campus full-time unless special permission is obtained for off-campus study.

  • ​​Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Robotics and Mechatronics or Sustainable Energy as part of their degree program. Please see deta​ils​​ in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

4 years

Time Limit

6 years

 

PhD Program (Transfer)

Transfer Requirements

  • Admission to the PhD program is reserved for those who are able to present evidence of superior academic and research ability. Very strong MASc students may apply to transfer to the PhD program after completing only one year of the MASc program.

Program Requirements

  • At the beginning of each student's program, a professor in the department will be identified as the supervisor and will guide the student in the research program and selection of courses.

  • Minimum departmental standards in coursework: completion of 3.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) plus a thesis.

  • Participation in the non-credit seminar course JDE 1000H during the first or second session of registration.

  • In Years 1 and 2, students must attend at least 70% of seminars that are part of the MIE Seminar Series. Students who complete this requirement will receive credit for SRD 4444Y MIE Seminar Series.

  • Students must pass a qualifying examination, annual progress meetings, and the SGS Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Students must present a research seminar during the final year of their studies.

  • Students must be on campus full-time unless special permission is obtained for off-campus study.

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

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

 

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 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Admission to the PhD program is reserved for those who are able to present evidence of superior academic and research ability. Exceptionally strong applicants with a bachelor's degree and an appropriate background may apply directly to the PhD program and may be admitted via direct entry. Applicants are advised to consult with the Graduate Coordinator before applying to ensure that they have the appropriate admission requirements for direct entry.

Program Requirements

  • At the beginning of each student's program, a professor in the department will be identified as the supervisor and will guide the student in the research program and selection of courses.

  • Minimum departmental standards in coursework: completion of 3.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) plus a thesis.

  • Participation in the non-credit seminar course JDE 1000H during the first or second session of registration.

  • In Years 1 and 2, students must attend at least 70% of seminars that are part of the MIE Seminar Series. Students who complete this requirement will receive credit for SRD 4444Y MIE Seminar Series.

  • Students must pass a qualifying examination, annual progress meetings, and the SGS Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Students must present a research seminar during the final year of their studies.

  • Students must be on campus full-time unless special permission is obtained for off-campus study.

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

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

 

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 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Admission to a PhD program is reserved for those who are able to present evidence of superior academic and research ability. Students may be admitted to the PhD program with an appropriate University of Toronto master's degree or its equivalent from a recognized university with a minimum B+ average

  • Applicants to the flexible-time PhD option are accepted under the same admission requirements as applicants to the full-time PhD option. However, in addition, applicants to the flexible-time PhD option must demonstrate that they are actively engaged in professional activities related to their proposed program of study.

Program Requirements

  • At the beginning of each student's program, a professor in the department will be identified as the supervisor and will guide the student in the research program and selection of courses.

  • Minimum departmental standards in coursework: completion of 2.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis.

  • Participation in the non-credit seminar course JDE 1000H during their first or second session of registration.

  • In Years 1 and 2, students must attend at least 70% of seminars that are part of the MIE Seminar Series. Students who complete this requirement will receive credit for SRD 4444Y MIE Seminar Series. Students whose professional background is such that they would be deemed to have fulfilled this breadth requirement may be exempted upon consultation with the admissions committee.

  • Students must pass a qualifying examination, annual progress meetings, and the SGS Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Students must present a research seminar during the final year of their studies.

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

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years



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