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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering [Graduate]


Department of Mechanical Engineering
4-9 Mechanical Engineering Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G8
www.mece.ualberta.ca

General Information


The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate courses and provides research facilities for well qualified students of recognized universities who wish to pursue advanced studies leading to the MEng, MSc, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering. In addition, the Department offers a program in Engineering Management to graduate engineers of any discipline, leading to the MEng, MSc, and PhD degrees in Engineering Management.

The general fields of study include solid mechanics, dynamics, vibration, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, combustion, biomedical engineering, manufacturing engineering, and engineering management.

While the general guidelines for entrance and program requirements are listed below, specific details for each of the degrees are found in the documents Program Manual for Graduate Study in Mechanical Engineering and Program Manual for Graduate Study in Engineering Management, available from the Department. As well, the currently active areas of research are documented on the Department's home page.

Entrance Requirements


The Department's minimum admission requirements for degrees in Mechanical Engineering are an undergraduate degree with an average of 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate work (or graduate work) at the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution, and a TOEFL score of 95 (Internet-based) or 580 (paper-based) where applicable (see English Language Requirement ).

The Department's minimum admission requirements for MSc and PhD degrees in Engineering Management are an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline, with an average of 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate work, and a TOEFL score of 93 (Internet-based) or 580 (paperbased) where applicable (see English Language Requirement ). In the case of the MEng degree in Engineering Management, the Department's minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline, with an average of 3.5 in the last two years of undergraduate work, and a TOEFL score of 93 (Internetbased) or 580 (paper-based) where applicable (see English Language Requirement . Applicants with exceptional or tenured work experience who do not meet the minimum admission requirements for the MEng degree in Engineering Management may apply directly to the MEng Engineering Management Admissions Review Committee for special consideration. Specific details are found in the document: Program Manual for Graduate Study in Engineering Management, available from the Department or on the Department's home page.

Financial Assistance


Financial assistance is available in the form of scholarships and fellowships (see Graduate Financial Aid section of this calendar) and through the Department in the form of graduate assistantships and contract research (available for Canadian students and students holding valid work permits). The assistantships are normally available to students registered full time in thesis programs; funding is not normally provided for students registered part time or in MEng programs. Summer assistance can usually be arranged for students without scholarship support who continue their research full time through the summer months. Further information is available on the Department's home page.

Graduate Courses


Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , Course Listings, under the subject headings Mechanical Engineering (MEC E) and Engineering Management (ENG M).