Mechanical Engineering (Master's Program)
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 format||MASc: Courses with MASc research thesis
MEng: Course-based or courses with major project
This master's program allows students to either study the broad areas within Mechanical Engineering or focus in one of the following fields: Design, Energy and Thermofluids Engineering, or Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering.
The master's programs in Mechanical Engineering allow a student to study all of the main areas associated with mechanical engineering. In addition, the programs feature three primary fields of study in which students can focus and address key technical areas of the future that are expected to be in high demand by employers: Design, Energy and Thermofluids Engineering, and Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering.
Alternatively, a student can choose to cover many facets of the broad discipline of mechanical engineering. Topics can vary widely from robotics, automation and mechatronics, mechanics, controls and computer-aided design, to thermofluids and heat transfer. Mechanical engineering is often interdisciplinary, overlapping significantly with such disciplines as electrical, computer and software engineering. Opportunities exist for graduate students to explore these other disciplines.
The Master of Applied Science (MASc) program is research-oriented and provides excellent preparation for a career in research, development, advanced engineering and/or teaching. The Master of Engineering (MEng) program is designed for upgrading and expanding technical skills and knowledge. The MEng program emphasizes course-based learning, sometimes accompanied by a major project.
This field will train students to understand and employ the synergistic effect between design and innovation as the key for sustaining corporate performance and competitiveness through strategically finding new methodologies for achieving not only a novel solution, but the most optimal solution for a given engineering problem, under provided constraints. Students will acquire new knowledge and skills as well as implement their current knowledge of the design engineering process, concurrent engineering, CAD, CAE, CAM, CIM, strength of materials, machine design, solid mechanics, kinematics and dynamics of machines, calculus, thermodynamics, technical writing and basics of marketing and economics in an integrated course format that focuses on the most advanced real-world design concepts.
Energy and Thermofluids Engineering
The energy and thermofluids engineering field includes technologies such as renewable energy systems, hydrogen, internal combustion engines, gas turbines, power plants and heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC), as well as related technologies associated with fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics.
Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering
The mechatronics and manufacturing engineering field concentrates on computer-controlled, intelligent electromechanical systems, robotics, automation and the development of advanced technologies and materials for improvement of manufacturing processes and systems.
- 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.
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.
Sample research areas:
- Automotive systems
- Biomass combustion and gasification
- Dynamics, vibration and noise
- Energy conversion and management
- Engineering design
- Fuel cells and integrated energy systems
- Hydrogen production, storage, transportation, delivery and use
- Heat transfer, fluid mechanics and multiphase flows
- Integrated and combined cycle power generation
- Manufacturing and materials
- Mechanics of solids and structures
- Modelling and simulation of energy systems
- Multi-generation energy systems
- Refrigeration and air conditioning
- Renewable energy systems (wind, solar, geothermal)
- Robotics, automation and controls
- Thermal energy storage
For program requirements, including required number of credits for completion, program maps and course descriptions, please see the Graduate Academic Calendar and Course Catalogue.
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.
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.
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.