The main objective of the MASc program in Automotive Engineering is to prepare students for careers in research, development and advanced engineering. Graduates of the program can work as engineers in research and development in the automotive sector, companies focused in advanced technology, government agencies or other areas. They are also well prepared to continue their education and pursue a PhD degree. The objectives of the MASc program are achieved through a combination of course work, supervised research, a research seminar and a research thesis.
Students must complete five courses for a total of 15 credits and a thesis worth 15 credits for the MASc program in Automotive Engineering. The course ENGR 5300G - Automotive Engineering is a required course for all Automotive Engineering graduate students. It gives an advanced overview of the automobile as an integrated system.
Students must also select at least two additional courses from the group of ENGR 53xxG courses (focusing on automotive engineering), plus remaining electives from the concentration areas of 50xxG, 51xxG, 52xxG, 56xxG, 57xxG, 58xxG and/or 59xxG courses. In addition to these five graduate courses, students must successfully complete ENGR 5003G - MASc Seminar and ENGR 5001G - MASc Thesis .
In addition to the required graduate courses, students may take only one senior year undergraduate engineering course (i.e., with prefix ENGR 4xxxU) in lieu of a graduate-level course, provided they have not already taken a similar course during their undergraduate degree and the course is approved by both the student’s supervisor and the graduate program director.
Courses outside of the program
Courses in other graduate programs at UOIT may be taken provided that students have not taken similar courses during their undergraduate or master’s degrees and the courses are approved by the graduate program director. At least half of a student’s courses must be within their program in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Students who wish to take courses outside of their program must gain approval from the graduate program director. Students who are uncertain about the academic background needed for a graduate course should consult the course instructor before registering for the course.