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Automotive Engineering, MEng - Course-based option

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Degree requirements for the Master of Engineering (MEng) in Automotive Engineering are listed below. For general program information, admission requirements, graduate faculty lists and/or details on part-time options, see Automotive Engineering .

Degree requirements

The main objective of the MEng program in Automotive Engineering is to provide the opportunity for engineers in industry to upgrade and expand their skills. Graduates of the program will be able to apply their education to various advanced technologies and processes in the automotive sector and other industries. Depending on which option the student selects, the objective of the MEng program can be achieved through either a combination of course work and a project or solely course work. MEng students have exposure to research through projects included in most of the graduate courses.

For the course-based option, students must complete 10 courses worth a total of 30 credits. In this option, students are required to take ENGR 5300G - Automotive Engineering , at least three other courses from the ENGR 53xxG group and the remaining courses from the electives.


The core area of automotive systems (ENGR 53xxG) focuses on courses specifically aimed at engineering systems for automobiles rather than general applications to other mechanical, electrical and non-automotive systems. It is beneficial for students to take some of the remaining electives from the same concentration area; however, it is not required as it is also valuable for students to receive breadth of knowledge at the graduate level.

Undergraduate courses

MEng-Course students may take up to two senior year engineering or applied science undergraduate courses in lieu of up to two graduate-level courses, provided they have not taken similar courses during their undergraduate degree and the courses are approved by 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.

Course listing

Courses are subdivided into an automotive core area (ENGR 53xxG) and specific concentration areas of energy and thermofluids (ENGR 51xxG), mechatronics and manufacturing (ENGR 52xxG), communications and signal processing (ENGR 56xxG), software (ENGR 57xxG) and electronics and control systems (ENGR 58xxG, ENGR 59xxG).

The following list shows all courses relevant to the Automotive Engineering graduate programs:


A graduate course in one of the approved concentration areas for automotive engineering may be substituted for ENGR 53xxG, subject to the approval of the graduate program director. Students may replace ENGR 5310G - Advanced Vehicle Dynamics  by ENGR 5240G - Advanced Dynamics  or replace ENGR 5340G - Automotive Noise, Vibrations and Harshness  by ENGR 5242G - Advanced Vibrations , subject to the approval of the course instructor. The mechanical-focused project topic in ENGR 5240G /ENGR 5242G  is replaced by an automotive-focused project in ENGR 5310G /ENGR 5340G , respectively.

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