Program Requirements
 
The minimum program requirements for the Department of Mechanical Engineering as described in the Faculty of Engineering Graduate Studies Handbook and the 2005/2006 Graduate Studies Calendar are as follows.

Class Requirements and Examinations

Master of Engineering (MEng)

The MEng degree requires 7 courses of which 2 courses may be senior undergraduate courses.

All classes required to meet the degree requirements are considered essential classes. Essential classes can include any required undergraduate or prerequisite classes. Any classes taken in excess of the requirements are subject to approval by the supervisor. These classes will appear on the studentís transcript as regular classes.  All Master degree candidates must pass all graduate level classes with a grade of at least B-. Any approved undergraduate class taken by a Masterís candidate must be passed with a grade of at least B-. Graduate students may fail no more than one class during their programme in the Faculty of Engineering. Graduate students are not eligible to write supplementary examinations. Transfer credits from other universities will be considered on a case by case basis.

The degree requirements for an MEng in Naval Architecture are slightly different. For students who are graduates of an undergraduate degree programme in Mechanical or Civil Engineering with high academic standing, the degree requirement consists of a total of fourteen half-credits, comprising twelve half-credit classes and a one full credit project. For candidates who hold an undergraduate degree in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering, the degree requirement consists of nine half-credits, seven half credit classes and a one full credit project, the same credit requirements as other Master of Engineering Degree Programmes.

All MEng candidates must also pass an oral examination of their projects after it has been submitted in satisfactory form.

In addition to meeting the grade requirements, failure to maintain an acceptable academic standing will result in a student being asked to withdraw from the programme. Failure to achieve the minimum mark as noted above shall be considered grounds for dismissal.

Master of Applied Science (MASc)

The MASc degree requires 4 courses of which 1 course may be a senior undergraduate course.

All classes required to meet the degree requirements are considered essential classes and will be so designated by the Supervisory Committee. Essential classes can include any required undergraduate or prerequisite classes. Any classes taken in excess of the requirements are subject to approval by the supervisor. These classes will appear on the studentís transcript as regular classes.

All MASc candidates must pass all graduate level classes with a grade of at least B-. Any approved undergraduate class taken by a Masterís candidate must be passed with a grade of at least B-. Graduate students are allowed to repeat only one class during their programme in the Faculty of Engineering. Graduate students are not eligible to write supplementary examinations. Transfer credits from other universities will be considered on a case by case basis.

All MASc candidates must pass an oral examination of their theses after it has been submitted in satisfactory form.

In addition to meeting the grade requirements, failure to maintain an acceptable academic standing will result in a student being asked to withdraw from the programme. Failure to achieve the minimum mark as noted above shall be considered grounds for dismissal.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The PhD degree requires 4 graduate level courses.

All classes required to meet the degree requirements are considered essential classes and will be so designated by the Supervisory Committee. Essential classes can include any required undergraduate or prerequisite classes. Any classes taken in excess of the requirements are subject to approval by the supervisor. These classes will appear on the studentís transcript as regular classes.

A PhD degree candidate must pass all graduate level classes with a grade of at least B. Graduate students are allowed to repeat only one class during their programme. Graduate students are not eligible to write supplementary examinations. Transfer credits from other universities will be considered on a case by case basis.

All PhD candidates must pass an oral examination of his/her thesis project after it has been submitted in satisfactory form, and in accordance with the Faculty of Graduate Studies regulations.

In addition to meeting the grade requirements, failure to maintain an acceptable academic standing will result in a student being asked to withdraw from the programme. Failure to achieve the minimum mark as noted above shall be considered grounds for dismissal.

PhD candidates are also required to pass a minimum of two written comprehensive examinations which normally take place within the fourth study term. Students who receive a ďfailĒ on the comprehensive examination will be asked to withdraw. 

Seminar Requirement
The purpose of the graduate seminars is to provide graduate students with exposure to a variety of research projects and activities in order to enrich their academic experience. The seminars also provide the department members with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with all graduate students within the department and learn about each studentís research activities. Finally, the seminars provide the students with an opportunity to develop skills in presentation and discussion of research topics in a public forum. It is intended that seminars will be conducted on a continuing basis appropriate to the complement of students within the department.

Masterís level students (MASc/MEng) is required to make at least one seminar presentation,
and PhD students at least two seminar presentations, during the duration of a studentís residency period. 

Refer also to the Timeline for additional requirements by Faculty of Engineering Graduate Studies. 

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