May 31, 2020  
2016-2017 Graduate Academic Calendar 
2016-2017 Graduate Academic Calendar [ARCHIVED CALENDAR]

Mechanical Engineering

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Graduate faculty

  • Martin Agelin-Chaab, BSc, MEng, MSc, PhD, PEng
  • Ahmad Barari, BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng
  • George Bereznai*, BE, MEng, PhD, PEng
  • Ibrahim Deiab,  BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng
  • Ibrahim Dincer, BSc, MSc, PhD, FCSME, FEIC, FWIF
  • Gary Elfstrom, BASc, PhD, PEng
  • Moustafa El-Gindy, BSc, MSc, PhD, FASME, PEng
  • Ebrahim Esmailzadeh, BSc, MPhil, PhD, PEng, CEng, FCSME, FEIC, FASME, FIMechE, SMIEEE
  • Hossam Gaber, BSc, MSc, PhD
  • Kamiel Gabriel, BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD, PEng
  • Ismail Gultepe, BEng, MS, MP, PhD
  • Glenn Harvel, BEng, MEng, PhD, PEng
  • Yuping He, BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng
  • Brian M. Ikeda, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
  • Hossam Kishawy, BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng, FASME, FEIC, FCSME
  • Haoxiang Lang, BSc, MASc, PhD
  • Ramiro Liscano, BScEng, MScEng, PhD, PEng, SMIEEE
  • Kefu Liu, BEng, MSc, PhD, PEng
  • Lixuan Lu, BESc, MESc, PhD
  • Brendan MacDonald, BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng
  • Jennifer McKellar, BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng
  • Atef Mohany, BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng
  • Greg Naterer, BMath, MASc, PhD, PEng, FCSME, FEIC, FASME
  • Eleodor Nichita*, BSc, MSc, PhD
  • Scott Nokleby, BEng, MASc, PhD, PEng
  • Igor Pioro, BSc, MSc, PhD
  • Kevin Pope, BEng, MASc, PhD
  • Remon Pop-Iliev, BSc, MASc, PhD, PEng
  • Subhash Rakheja, BEng, PhD
  • Bale Reddy, BTech, MTech, PhD, PEng
  • Jing Ren, BA, MSc, PhD
  • Ghaus Rizvi, BE, MS, MASc, PhD, PEng
  • Greg Rohrauer, DEC, BEng, PhD, PEng
  • Marc Rosen, BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng, FCSME, FEIC, FASME, FIEF, FCAE
  • Edward Waller, BSc, MScE, PhD, PEng
  • Zhaolin Wang, BSc, MSc, PhD
  • Bekir Sami Yilbas, BSc, MSc, PhD, DEng
  • Dan Zhang, BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng, FCSME

*Master's programs

Program information

The master's and doctoral programs in Mechanical Engineering allow a student to study all of the main areas associated with mechanical engineering. In addition, the programs feature specialized 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.

The Master of Applied Science (MASc) and Master of Engineering (MEng) programs are comprised of three fields:

  • Design
  • Energy and Thermofluids Engineering
  • Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is also comprised of three fields:

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Energy and Thermofluids Engineering
  • Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering

Alternatively, a student can choose to cover many facets of the broad discipline of mechanical engineering. Topics can vary widely and may include robotics, automation and mechatronics; mechanics, controls and computer-aided design; and 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 areas.

Admission requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements for graduate studies at UOIT , applicants must meet the following program-specific requirements.

MASc and MEng in Mechanical Engineering

  • Completion of an undergraduate engineering degree in a relevant field from an accredited engineering program at a Canadian university, or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Overall academic standing of at least a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale), with a minimum B in the last two full-time years (four semesters) of undergraduate work or equivalent. B+ is preferred for MASc applicants.

Applicants must possess maturity and self-motivation. Close technical contact with a faculty member is an essential part of graduate education in engineering. Prior to being accepted into the program, MASc applicants must find a professor who specializes in their desired area of research and who is willing to act as a supervisor. MEng applicants who select the MEng-Project option must also find a professor who is willing to act as a project supervisor. In the event the MEng-Project applicant cannot find a project supervisor, the applicant may be considered for admission into the MEng-Course option.

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

The minimum admission requirement for the PhD program is completion of a MASc-level degree in engineering at a Canadian university or its equivalent.

Under exceptional circumstances, MASc students may transfer directly to the PhD program after completing one academic year in the MASc program if the following conditions are met:

  1. They complete a full master's program of course work (five graduate courses worth a total of 15 credits) with at least an A average.
  2. They show strong evidence of research ability.
  3. The research supervisor(s) and supervisory committee approve the direct transfer. The transfer must also be approved by the graduate program director and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Normally, the faculty will require up to 12 additional credits of course work in the PhD program.

See UOIT's policy on transferring from a thesis-based master's to a PhD program  for additional information.

Part-time studies

To facilitate access to all potential students, part-time studies are permitted. Engineers in local industries and government agencies, for example, may wish to access the MEng program through part-time studies.

Degree requirements

Select a program from the list below for details on degree requirements.



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