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Master's or Ph.D. Program
The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering has concentrated its research in four fields which are recognized by the Engineering Profession as components of Mechanical Engineering. Areas of study include:
- Biomechanical Engineering: Biomechanical device development and testing, computer assisted surgery, motion analysis, occupational biomechanics/ergonomics, spine biomechanics and tissue engineering.
- Energy and Fluid Systems: Alternative energy, fuel cells, combustion, computational and experimental fluid dynamics, explosion physics and prevention, gas turbine, heat transfer, low speed fluid flow, solar calorimetry, thermal hazards, thermographics and turbulence.
- Manufacturing and Dynamic Systems: Automatic controls, design optimization, manufacturing analysis, MEMS, metal processing, nanosize mechanical devices, noise and vibration control, rapid laminated tooling, robotics, structural and multidisciplinary systems design, system dynamics, machine condition monitoring..
- Materials Engineering: Ceramics and polymers, electrochemistry and biomaterials, materials characterization, materials processing and nuclear materials.
Our department provides diverse opportunities for graduate studies in fundamental and applied research in all areas of mechanical engineering. The graduate program offers MASc., M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees and has been recognized for the quality of its academic and research programs. It also focuses on multidisciplinary, collaborative research with faculty in other departments, other faculties and other universities.
See http://me.queensu.ca/Research/Activities-by-Faculty.html for Research by Faculty Members.
Programs and Requirements:
- MASc. Program (research based) provide advanced knowledge and practice in a chosen area of specialization to develop the skills for conducting research in this area. The minimum requirements are four term length courses or their equivalent plus a thesis satisfactorily defended.
- M.Eng. Program (course work) is directed primarily to the technical upgrading of practicing engineers. The requirements are eight term length courses at least four of which must be in the department in which the student is registered.
- Ph.D. Program provides candidates with advanced knowledge preparing them for a career in research in university, government or industry sectors. The minimum requirements beyond a Master's degree are four graduate level courses (one must be taken outside the department) plus a thesis satisfactorily defended. The candidate must make an original contribution to the existing knowledge of the subject and is expected to publish the findings in refereed journals.
Graduate students admitted to a Master's or Ph.D. research program are provided financial support in the form of a teaching and research assistantship and/or Queen's graduate award. Scholarships and Fellowships are also available to eligible students through NSERC, Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) and the School of Graduate Studies. International students are also provided with a tuition bursary which offsets the difference between domestic and foreign fees.
For application procedures please see this website
Head of Department: Dr. Mike Birk, P.Eng.
Graduate Studies Assistant: Ms. Jane Davies