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Mechanical Engineering (Master's Program)

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

General information

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.

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. B+ is preferred for MASc applicants.
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.

Many of our graduate programs are extremely competitive; the number of qualified applicants normally exceeds the number of seats available for each intake. Satisfaction of minimum entry requirements does not ensure admission.


Sample research areas:

  • Active noise and vibration control
  • Advanced composites
  • Advanced refrigeration and air conditioning
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Automotive systems (see Automotive Engineering program)
  • Biomass combustion and gasification
  • Combined cycle power generation
  • Controls
  • Dynamics, vibration and noise
  • Energy conversion and management
  • Engineering design
  • Fluid-structure interactions
  • Heat transfer, fluid mechanics and multiphase flows
  • Hydrogen production, storage, transportation, delivery and use
  • Hydrogen, ammonia and fuel cell technologies
  • Integrated energy systems
  • Manufacturing and materials
  • Mechanics of solids and structures
  • Mechatronics
  • Modelling and simulation of energy systems
  • Multi-generation energy systems
  • Nanomaterials and structures
  • Renewable energy systems (e.g., wind, solar, geothermal)
  • Robotics, automation and controls
  • Smart energy systems
  • Thermal energy storage

Learn more about the research areas within this program and find research experts by visiting the faculty’s website and the university'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.


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.


Tuition fees for graduate programs 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.


For more information:

Visit the faculty website

Contact the program:

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
905.721.8668 ext. 2988

Contact the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies:

905.721.8668 ext. 6209 

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