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Graduate Studies in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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The outstanding calibre of our graduate-level programs, combined with our highly motivated and internationally recognized faculty makes studying mechanical and manufacturing engineering a rewarding and valuable experience. As a graduate student in mechanical engineering you will have the opportunity to conduct innovative and cutting-edge research.

The high-quality research that is conducted in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is internationally acknowledged through publications in high-impact journals, prestigious graduate scholarships and media attention. Graduates of the our programs go on to be future industrial and academic leaders.

Our department is home to 33 faculty members, 6 research chairs, 200 graduate students and 500 undergraduates.

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What degree programs are offered?

Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD is a research-based degree that usually takes three years of full-time study following a master's degree or four years following a bachelor's degree.

Master of Science

The MSc is a research-based degree that usually takes two years of full-time study beyond the bachelor's degree.

Master of Engineering (course based)

The MEng program is most often taken on a part-time basis and usually takes four to six years of part-time study beyond a bachelor's degree. The MEng program does not provide financial support.

The MEng program is intended for domestic students. International students are admitted into the MSc program where they are eligible for funding.

What are the program requirements?

PhD program requirements

Students are admitted with an acceptable master's degree and must complete a minimum of two half-courses with a master's degree or a maximum of seven halfcourses beyond a BSc. They are also required to complete a thesis, which is an original and significant contribution to knowledge in the discipline. This program is intended for exceptional individuals who plan to pursue a career in research.

Master of Science program requirements

This program requires the completion of five to six halfcourses and a thesis, which is a contribution to knowledge in the discipline. The MSc degree is regarded as a valuable degree on its own and as preparation for doctoral study.

Master of Engineering (course based)

This program requires the completion of 10 halfcourses, 6 of which must be graduate Mechanical/Manufacturing; Up to four halfcourses may be at the undergraduate level (500 level), subject to approval by the department head or designate.

Master of Engineering (thesis/project)

This program requires a minimum of five to six halfcourses. No more than one course can be at the undergraduate level (500 level), subject to approval by the department head or designate. In addition, a thesis/project related to original engineering analysis and/or design must be presented.

Note: If this information differs from the University of Calgary Graduate Studies Calendar, the calendar as published takes precedence.

What areas of specialization are available?

What are the admission requirements?

Prerequisite degrees

MSc and MEng

A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution with a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 system) over the last two years of work (graduate courses are included where applicable).

PhD

MSc degree or transfer from MSc program with a BSc degree GPA of 3.60
or higher on a 4.0 scale. Transfer from MSc to PhD is allowed only after the successful completion of all courses required for the MSc degree with a GPA of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

In general, we require a GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 point system (77% or better) for your last two undergraduate years or 20 courses, whichever is greater. If you have taken less than 20 courses in the last two years, we calculate back in increments of one term. All courses in a term must be used and not simply the best 20 courses (a term will not be split to obtain a total of 20 courses). Equivalencies are First Class, First Division, 8.0 on a 10.0 point scale, or 15.00/20.00.

Students are also required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 system to remain in the graduate program.

For more information about international entrance requirements, including general requirements for each country, visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website

Transcripts

You must submit two official sets of transcripts (and degree certificates from institutions that do not indicate the awarding of degrees on the transcript) from all post-secondary institutions attended, regardless of the number of courses taken or the amount of time spent there. Send the documents directly to the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Transcripts and degree certificates issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by certified, word-for-word English translations. To be considered official, all academic records must be received by the department in envelopes that have been sealed and endorsed by the issuing institution. Transcripts received from applicants or any other third party will be considered unofficial.

Language requirements

Students whose native language is not English are required to provide proof of proficiency. Please consult the Faculty of Graduate Studies website for eligible tests and minimum test scores. Full admission will not be granted before the Faculty of Graduate Studies receives the official or verified test score.

How do I apply?

Application deadlines

Semester Deadline
September January 15
January May 1

Students are usually admitted to start their degrees at the beginning of September.

Please be advised that applications will not be circulated to faculty members until all required documents are uploaded and the application fee has been received. Circulation of a file to faculty members takes six to eight weeks. International applicants should be aware that the process of obtaining immigration papers can take several months to complete, so please plan accordingly.

Application procedure

Applicants should upload transcripts and resume to their application for review by the Graduate Program Administrator. If you are to be admitted official documents will need to be sent to complete the admission procedure.

Please note that admission will only be offered after you have been allocated a supervisor. Only a small percentage of the applications that are circulated are given acceptance to the program.

Apply online

If you feel you have met all admission requirements, you can apply online. Your application will not be reviewed until the application fee is received

Note: The application fee is non-refundable.

Application fee

The fee is $125.00 CDN for Canadian citizens and landed immigrants or $145.00 for International Students (students who will be attending on a study permit). It can be paid by cheque, money order or credit card. Please make your cheque or money order payable to the University of Calgary. Money orders or drafts in US dollars from the Bank of China, India, Bangladesh, etc. will not be accepted. Only cheques drawn from a US bank in US dollars and micro encoded are accepted.

Pay by credit card

To pay by credit card, please email the Faculty of Graduate Studies at graduate@ucalgary.ca.

Mail your application fee

Graduate Administrator
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 1N4

References

Two references are required from referees prepared to provide a report. Your referees will be asked to supply a reference for you via an online upload. You will need to know your referee's email addresses when you apply for admission.

Upon submission of your application, your referees will be sent an email containing the reference request and the appropriate link to the required documents. Reference requirements are individual to each graduate program and the requirements are specified in the link contained in the email. The email will also contain a link where referees are able to upload the required document(s). You will be able to see the status of your referees in your student centre and both you and your referee will receive a confirmation email when the referee request has been completed.

Download reference forms.

For more information

Graduate Program Advisors
Ann Tikk
Phone: (403) 220-3541
Email: tikk@ucalgary.ca

Cameron Vanderwey
Phone: (403) 220-4153
Email: crvander@ucalgary.ca

Associate Head, Graduate Program
Dr. Philip Egberts
Phone: (403) 220-7678
Email: philip.egberts@ucalgary.ca

What degree programs are offered?

Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD is a research-based degree that usually takes three years of full-time study following a master's degree or four years following a bachelor's degree.

Master of Science

The MSc is a research-based degree that usually takes two years of full-time study beyond the bachelor's degree.

Master of Engineering (course based)

The MEng program is most often taken on a part-time basis and usually takes four to six years of part-time study beyond a bachelor's degree. The MEng program does not provide financial support.

The MEng program is intended for domestic students. International students are admitted into the MSc program where they are eligible for funding.

What are the program requirements?

PhD program requirements

Students are admitted with an acceptable master's degree and must complete a minimum of two half-courses with a master's degree or a maximum of seven halfcourses beyond a BSc. They are also required to complete a thesis, which is an original and significant contribution to knowledge in the discipline. This program is intended for exceptional individuals who plan to pursue a career in research.

Master of Science program requirements

This program requires the completion of five to six halfcourses and a thesis, which is a contribution to knowledge in the discipline. The MSc degree is regarded as a valuable degree on its own and as preparation for doctoral study.

Master of Engineering (course based)

This program requires the completion of 10 halfcourses, 6 of which must be graduate Mechanical/Manufacturing; Up to four halfcourses may be at the undergraduate level (500 level), subject to approval by the department head or designate.

Master of Engineering (thesis/project)

This program requires a minimum of five to six halfcourses. No more than one course can be at the undergraduate level (500 level), subject to approval by the department head or designate. In addition, a thesis/project related to original engineering analysis and/or design must be presented.

Note: If this information differs from the University of Calgary Graduate Studies Calendar, the calendar as published takes precedence.

What areas of specialization are available?
What are the admission requirements?

Prerequisite degrees

MSc and MEng

A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution with a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 system) over the last two years of work (graduate courses are included where applicable).

PhD

MSc degree or transfer from MSc program with a BSc degree GPA of 3.60
or higher on a 4.0 scale. Transfer from MSc to PhD is allowed only after the successful completion of all courses required for the MSc degree with a GPA of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

In general, we require a GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 point system (77% or better) for your last two undergraduate years or 20 courses, whichever is greater. If you have taken less than 20 courses in the last two years, we calculate back in increments of one term. All courses in a term must be used and not simply the best 20 courses (a term will not be split to obtain a total of 20 courses). Equivalencies are First Class, First Division, 8.0 on a 10.0 point scale, or 15.00/20.00.

Students are also required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 system to remain in the graduate program.

For more information about international entrance requirements, including general requirements for each country, visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website

Transcripts

You must submit two official sets of transcripts (and degree certificates from institutions that do not indicate the awarding of degrees on the transcript) from all post-secondary institutions attended, regardless of the number of courses taken or the amount of time spent there. Send the documents directly to the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Transcripts and degree certificates issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by certified, word-for-word English translations. To be considered official, all academic records must be received by the department in envelopes that have been sealed and endorsed by the issuing institution. Transcripts received from applicants or any other third party will be considered unofficial.

Language requirements

Students whose native language is not English are required to provide proof of proficiency. Please consult the Faculty of Graduate Studies website for eligible tests and minimum test scores. Full admission will not be granted before the Faculty of Graduate Studies receives the official or verified test score.

How do I apply?

Application deadlines

Semester Deadline
September January 15
January May 1

Students are usually admitted to start their degrees at the beginning of September.

Please be advised that applications will not be circulated to faculty members until all required documents are uploaded and the application fee has been received. Circulation of a file to faculty members takes six to eight weeks. International applicants should be aware that the process of obtaining immigration papers can take several months to complete, so please plan accordingly.

Application procedure

Applicants should upload transcripts and resume to their application for review by the Graduate Program Administrator. If you are to be admitted official documents will need to be sent to complete the admission procedure.

Please note that admission will only be offered after you have been allocated a supervisor. Only a small percentage of the applications that are circulated are given acceptance to the program.

Apply online

If you feel you have met all admission requirements, you can apply online. Your application will not be reviewed until the application fee is received

Note: The application fee is non-refundable.

Application fee

The fee is $125.00 CDN for Canadian citizens and landed immigrants or $145.00 for International Students (students who will be attending on a study permit). It can be paid by cheque, money order or credit card. Please make your cheque or money order payable to the University of Calgary. Money orders or drafts in US dollars from the Bank of China, India, Bangladesh, etc. will not be accepted. Only cheques drawn from a US bank in US dollars and micro encoded are accepted.

Pay by credit card

To pay by credit card, please email the Faculty of Graduate Studies at graduate@ucalgary.ca.

Mail your application fee

Graduate Administrator
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 1N4

References

Two references are required from referees prepared to provide a report. Your referees will be asked to supply a reference for you via an online upload. You will need to know your referee's email addresses when you apply for admission.

Upon submission of your application, your referees will be sent an email containing the reference request and the appropriate link to the required documents. Reference requirements are individual to each graduate program and the requirements are specified in the link contained in the email. The email will also contain a link where referees are able to upload the required document(s). You will be able to see the status of your referees in your student centre and both you and your referee will receive a confirmation email when the referee request has been completed.

Download reference forms.

For more information

Graduate Program Advisors
Ann Tikk
Phone: (403) 220-3541
Email: tikk@ucalgary.ca

Cameron Vanderwey
Phone: (403) 220-4153
Email: crvander@ucalgary.ca

Associate Head, Graduate Program
Dr. Philip Egberts
Phone: (403) 220-7678
Email: philip.egberts@ucalgary.ca