McMaster University - School of Graduate Studies

Mechanical Engineering

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Program Information

School:McMaster University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Field of Study:Mechanical Engineering
Description:Mechanical Engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. A Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering extends all of the advantages of a Master’s degree and opens doors to research and development opportunities in industry, government and academia. Ph.D. candidates develop independence, creativity and flexibility; and expand their skills in analysis, critical thinking, creative problem solving, data management, experimental methods and/or analytical models, resourcefulness, responsibility and perseverance. They also develop skills in critical analysis of others’ work, and the ability to present their work to a variety of audiences. All Ph.D. students are supervised by a faculty member from the department. The research areas of the faculty members include: biomechanics; manufacturing; mechanics and design; and thermofluids.
URL:Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 90]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
- The following are the minimum academic requirements for entry into graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or in a related discipline. Applicants from foreign institutions, must have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a related discipline. Admission is competitive; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants are accepted only if a faculty member is willing to supervise them.

- B+ (B- for Engineering) minimum average, based on a full year equivalent of final year courses (3rd/4th level) relevant to the program

- Each program may set additional/higher requirements. Please review the program website for details.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 04, 2022