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Coursework Requirements

All graduate students must fulfill 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 contact the Graduate Program Assistant.

Offered Courses

Core Mechanical Engineering Graduate Courses are in boldCore Mechanical Engineering Graduate Courses are in bold
Dr. Garrett MelenkaMECH 6000 – Graduate SeminarMECH 6000 – Graduate Seminar
MECH 6900K – Directed Study: Other areas in Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Aleksander CzekanskiMECH 6301 – The Finite Element Method in Engineering Analysis
Dr. Marina Freire-GormalyMECH 6302 – Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization for Mechanical Engineers
Dr. Dan ZhangMECH 6403 – Advanced Robotics and Automation
Dr. Reza RizviMECH 6406 – Introduction to Polymers and Soft Matter
Dr. Nima TabatabaeiMECH 6501 – Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Dr. Andrew MaxwellMECH 6502 – Technology Commercialization
Dr. Aleksander CzekanskiMECH 6900B – Directed Study: Manufacturing
Dr. Pouya RezaiMECH 6900J – Directed Study: Microfluidics and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

Offered courses in each year are listed here.


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