Mechanical Engineering

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Are you passionate about cutting-edge research and the development of new technologies in fields ranging from biomedicine to aerospace and the automotive industry? Have a curiosity about the mechanics of advanced materials or thermofluidic phenomena in complex structures? Advance the world we live in with forward-thinking innovation as a mechanical engineer.

York’s graduate program in Mechanical Engineering, housed in the newly constructed Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, offers an exceptional opportunity to work with award-winning investigators in state-of-the-art facilities to make a difference in tomorrow’s world.

Choose Your Degree

At the graduate level, the Department of Mechanical Engineering offers thesis-based MASc and PhD degrees in widely varying areas of specialization depending on the student’s research work and supervisor. The program offers research directions in core fields such as solid mechanics, thermofluids, control and aerospace, as well as in multidisciplinary areas of focus such as microfluidics, smart and multifunctional materials and biomedical optics.

To engage engineers who wish to broaden their scope and professional impact, the department has created the possibility for students to take courses from two premier professional schools at York— Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business. These fresh learning opportunities will provide you with additional soft skills to enhance your success as you transition from graduate school to the workplace. Our program also offers courses with the Faculty of Education, which will empower you to deliver education with an edge to future generations of engineers.

Mechanical engineers have had a hand in some of humanity’s most significant innovations. Yet they don’t just propel us to bigger and better places; they also work to make our world safer, healthier, more efficient, more sustainable and more inclusive. The program’s unique focus on advanced theoretical and applied knowledge, delivered by world-class researchers who also leave a lot of room for students’ independent thinking, makes it an excellent choice for the well-rounded engineer of the future.

What Can I Do with a Graduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering?

Given the breadth of knowledge and skills provided in a Mechanical Engineering program, graduates will find fulfilling professional opportunities in a host of diverse areas. As a postgraduate Mechanical Engineer, your expertise is needed in a wide variety of industrial, governmental and academic settings worldwide. These may include:

  • Construction
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Energy technology and consulting
  • Automotive industry
  • Biomedicine
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Intellectual property

According to Engineers Canada, Mechanical Engineers are among the top ten sought-after professional experts for job security and earning power.

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Degrees Offered

MASc

2 year(s)
  • Thesis
B
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2020-03-15
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2019-10-15
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2019-11-15
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)577
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)90-91
IELTS (Academic Module)7
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Pass
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with Honours
MELABOverall score of 82, no component score less than 80
CAELOverall score of 65, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC1
Minimum CAE ScoreC

PhD

4 year(s)
  • Comprehensive examination(s)
  • AND Dissertation
B
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2020-03-15
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2019-10-30
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2019-11-15
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)577
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)90-91
IELTS (Academic Module)7
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Pass
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with Honours
MELABOverall score of 82, no component score less than 80
CAELOverall score of 65, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC1
Minimum CAE ScoreC

Additional Admission Requirements

Other Requirements

  • A completed prescribed application form.
  • Course transcripts* for bachelor’s degree (for admission to MASc program)
  • Course transcripts* for bachelor’s and master’s degrees (for admission to PhD program)
  • A cover letter elaborating the applicant’s professional goals and motivation for graduate studies
  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for international applicants).



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