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Automotive Engineering (Master's program)

Degree Master of Applied Science
Master of Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Location UOIT, North Oshawa
Start dates MASc: September, January or May
MEng: September or January
Length Approximately 24 months, based on full-time study
Program load Full-time
Part-time
Program format MASc: Courses with MASc research thesis
MEng: Course-based or courses with major project
Photo for Automotive Engineering (MASc and MEng)

The master's programs in Automotive Engineering provide students with a detailed understanding of advanced technologies and processes related to automotive systems.


General information

The Master of Applied Science (MASc) and Master of Engineering (MEng) programs in Automotive Engineering allow students to study the scientific principles, analysis techniques and design methodologies of automotive systems.

The MASc program is research based and provides excellent preparation for a career in research, development, advanced engineering and/or teaching. The MEng program is designed for upgrading and expanding technical skills and knowledge as it emphasizes course-based learning, sometimes accompanied by a major project.

Students with undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or other fields of engineering or science may apply to these programs. The multi-disciplinary nature of automotive systems, ranging from manufacturing and powertrains to electrical power/control systems and others, provides opportunities for students to gain broad exposure to various disciplines at an advanced graduate level.

Admission requirements

  • Hold a four-year honours undergraduate engineering degree in a relevant field from an accredited engineering program at a Canadian university, or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum overall academic standing of a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale or 73 to 76 per cent), with a minimum B in the last two full-time years (four semesters) of undergraduate work or equivalent.
Required supporting documents:

Please see the checklist of required documents for a list of supporting documentation that must be submitted with your application.

Required test scores for English language proficiency:

See English language proficiency for the minimum required test scores for this program.


Application deadlines

Please see application deadlines for specific dates. Note that the application deadlines listed are for both the online application and all supporting documentation.


How to apply

Applications for admission to all graduate studies programs are submitted online. There are five steps you must go through to complete the application process. See application process and requirements for step-by-step instructions.

Research

Sample research areas:
  • Alternative fuels
  • Automotive aerodynamics
  • Automotive communications, software and electronics
  • Automotive manufacturing and materials
  • Chassis design
  • Electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Fuel cells and hydrogen
  • Noise, vibrations and harshness
  • On-board energy systems
  • Vehicle dynamics and performance
  • Vehicle thermal management

Learn more about the research areas within this program and find research experts by visiting the faculty’s website and UOIT’s Expert Centre.

Program curriculum

For program requirements, including required number of credits for completion, program maps and course descriptions, please see the Graduate Academic Calendar and Course Catalogue.

Funding

MASc applicants
Internal awards and funding

Applicants to research-based graduate programs who are studying full-time are automatically considered for some types of funding at the time of admission.

Types of funding that do not require an application:

  • Entrance scholarships
  • Minimum funding packages
  • Teaching assistantships, research assistantships and graduate research assistantships

For more details on the above funding opportunities, see graduate student awards and funding.

Please note: Part-time students are not eligible for the above funding opportunities.

External awards and funding

Graduate program applicants are encouraged to apply for external awards to help finance their education. The application process differs for each competition, so review the information carefully to determine where and when you must apply. Please note: the majority of these awards are for domestic or permanent residents only.

MEng applicants

Applicants to professional or course-based programs are not normally considered for internal funding sources such as entrance scholarships, minimum funding packages, teaching assistantships, research assistantships or graduate research assistantships.

While external scholarships and awards for graduate students who fall under the above criteria are often limited, we encourage you to explore some of the external scholarship databases available for possible funding opportunities.

Fees

Tuition fees for graduate programs at UOIT are charged on a flat-fee or fee-per-credit basis and vary by program and student status.

For current, specific fees and details on flat-fee versus fee-per-credit programs, please see tuition and fees.

Contact

For more information:

Visit the program website

Contact the program:

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
905.721.3268
engineering@uoit.ca

Contact the Office of Graduate Studies:

905.721.8668 ext. 6209
gradstudies@uoit.ca 

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