Masters of Engineering (M.Eng.)

The MEng program is a course work based professional program that provides the advanced knowledge and skills needed to support a career as a technical specialist in industry. It is directed to both practicing engineers and new graduates who want a deeper technical foundation. The requirements are eight term length courses at least four of which must be in the department in which the student is registered. Admission for this program takes place in September only and the typical duration is 1 year, or three (3) terms. Students CAN stay on to take additional terms, with permission of the Graduate School, if they require extra time to complete the eight (8) courses needed for the program.  The M.Eng. program follows the same four subject tracks as our research programs, Biomechanical Engineering, Energy and Fluid Systems, Design and Manufacturing, and Materials Engineering. Within each track of the M.Eng. you will focus on four key competencies, usually introduced in four separate courses:

Engineering Analysis: A primarily pencil and paper course that provides the mathematics and analytical techniques needed for advanced study.

Engineering Measurements: A hands-on course covering the measurement techniques and data analysis skills for practical applications.

Component Performance / Design: Application of engineering numerical tools to analyze and improve detailed performance of system components through microstructural modelling, finite element analysis, computational fluid mechanics, and related techniques.

Integrated System Modelling: Application of engineering numerical tools to analyze the performance of a system, typically based on integral models of the individual system components.

This leaves you open to choose four additional courses in specialized topics or applications to customize your M.Eng. These specialization courses can also be from other departments or from the Royal Military College. It is also possible to combine one of the tracks (usually Energy and Fluid Systems) with the Master’s program in Applied Sustainability (MAS).

The M.Eng. requires a total of eight courses. At least four of them must be MECH courses. No more than two of them may be 400 series courses. See the Graduate Calendar for regulatory details. Some courses are linked to Projects. These timelines define the usual sequence for selecting and registering for projects. Selected Topics Courses at the 800 level (MECH 840, 842, 843, 844) provide an opportunity to customize your learning in a specialized area.  APSC 801 is mandatory.  It is non-credit and is in addition to the 8 courses you will take for the degree.

APSC-801 Master of Engineering Foundations
An introduction to the Master of Engineering (MEng) graduate studies program at Queen’s University. The course provides students with essential administrative information, an introduction to information literacy within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, as well as an overview of the various support services on campus. Additionally, the course contains several modules on professional and career skills. This non-credit course is comprised of a number of individual modules, and its completion is a requirement to graduate from the MEng program. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis. 
Prerequisites: Enrolment in the MEng program.   Exclusions: Students not enrolled in the MEng program.

Use this Table of Recommended Courses to cover the four competencies and your broader interests. For advice on including courses not on the list, contact the M.Eng. Coordinator.

 The M.Eng. Coordinator is Jon Pharoah and the Graduate Studies Assistant is Jane Davies

You do NOT require a supervisor to apply for and be admitted to the MEng program.  The M.Eng Coordinator oversees all our MEng students.  This program is a one-year (1) program [3 semesters/terms]. In some cases, students might complete the program in 2 terms by taking 4 courses each semester.  This is not typical.  If a student is not able to successfully complete their 8 courses during the 3 term period, they may be granted permission to continue with an additional term in order to complete the program.  Graduate students must enrol, or register in each term [maintaining their registration], whether they are taking zero courses or between one to four courses - the tuition fees are the same.  This is a regulation of the School of Graduate Studies.

For all three of our graduate-level programs, once a student is admitted, they must maintain their registration for each term and pay tuition until completion of the degree.  This is applicable whether the student is enrolled in a course during the term or not.  No matter how many terms a student uses to complete the program - the MEng program is a one-year program.

Financial Support

M.Eng. students in a coursework program do not receive financial support, although some M.Eng. students may be hired as Teaching Assistants (TAs)   One TA position = 60 hrs. max. worth approx $2,300.00.  TA positions are advertized [on the MME website and by email], in August for a Sept. start and in mid-December for a January start.  

For program application procedures please see the School of Graduate Studies website.