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Coursework Requirements

All graduate students must fulfil the coursework requirements below.

  • MECH 9001 (MASc) and MECH 9002 (PhD/Direct PhD) are compulsory non-credit Courses that must be taken every term over the course of your MASc / PhD studies (Continuous enrolment).
  • MECH 6000 Seminar Series is a compulsory non-credit course to be passed every term over the course of your full-time MASc / PhD studies (Continuous enrolment).
    • An Annual Student Activity Form and a 10 Page Research Progress Report must be submitted before each seminar presentation day in the summer.
    • For requirements regarding giving a talk, please refer to the course outline.
  • ENG 6000 Engineering Ethics – This course is offered once per year, and graduate students are required to take this course once at the earliest applicable date over the course of their studies.
  • MASc and PhD students must pass three (3) for-credit courses in their programs. Direct PhD students must pass five (5) for-credit courses in their program. The table below provides details on these coursework requirements.
CoreA minimum of two (2)A minimum of two (2)A minimum of four (4)
Core, Complementary,
Reading or Outside ME courses
Maximum one (1)Maximum one (1)Maximum one (1)

The core, complementary, reading, or outside ME course can be replaced with one more core course.

  • If you wish to transfer graduate courses from a different institution (for which you have not received a degree), please read the following instruction:
    – To apply for an OVGS at another institution, 1) complete the OVGS application form, 2) attach a copy of the course description, 3) provide a concise rationale for how the course(s) fit(s) your plan of study, 4) a letter of support from supervisor, and submit all these required documents to MECH Program Office no later than 30 business days before the start date of the term in which you wish to take an OVGS course.
    – Upon receipt approval from MECH graduate executive committee, you may proceed to submit your OVGS application to FGS via the Outgoing OVGS submission form. For more information, please visit Graduate Students Exchange and Visiting Program, and contact the Graduate Program Assistant.
  • To request to take a course in another graduate program at York, please obtain appropriate approvals and submit the form to the graduate program office.

Courses Offered in Fall 2023 and Winter 2024

Fall/Winter 2023-2024 Registration begins in June 2023

Core Mechanical Engineering Graduate Courses are in boldCore Mechanical Engineering Graduate Courses are in bold
Dr. Hossam SadekENG 6000 – Engineering Ethics
Dr. Garrett MelenkaMECH 6000 – Graduate SeminarMECH 6000 – Graduate Seminar
Dr. Roger KempersMECH 6104 3.0 Advanced Heat Transfer
Dr. Tom CooperMECH 6106 3.0 Radiative Transfer
Dr. George ZhuMECH 6202 3.0 Advanced Dynamics
Dr. Alex CzekanskiMECH 6301 3.0 The Finite Element Method in Engineering Analysis
Dr. Marina Freire-GormalyMECH 6302 3.0 Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization for Mechanical Engineers
Dr. Reza RizviMECH 6406 3.0 Fundamentals of Polymers and Soft Matter
Dr. Andrew MaxwellMECH 6502 3.0 Technology Commercialization
Dr. Garrett MelenkaMECH 6505 3.0 Advanced Optical Measurement Techniques for Engineering
Dr. Paul O’BrienMECH 6507 3.0 Sustainable Energy Technologies
Dr. George ZhuMECH 6900H 3.0 – Directed Study: Dynamics, Control and Robotics
Dr. Pouya RezaiMECH 6900J 3.0 – Directed Study: Microfluidics and MEMS
MECH 6900K 3.0 – Directed Study: Other areas in Mechanical EngineeringMECH 6900K 3.0 – Directed Study: Other areas in Mechanical Engineering

Offered courses in each year are listed here.


All students are expected to familiarize themselves with the following information: