SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DEGREE OF
MASTER OF ENGINEERING

Professor and Dean R. Seshadri

Professor and Dean M. Haddara

The degree of Master of Engineering may be obtained either through full-time or part-time studies. The M.Eng. degree can be obtained through programmes in the following disciplines: Civil Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; and Naval Architectural and Ocean Engineering. At present, the following interdisciplinary research areas are active in the Faculty: Engineering Analysis; Environmental and Hydrotechnical Studies; Manufacturing and Robotics; Mechanics, Structures and Materials; and Ocean Engineering. The interdisciplinary area of Ocean Engineering has been and continues to be a major strength for graduate studies and research in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

A. QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

B. PROGRAMME OF STUDY AND RESEARCH

C. SUPERVISION

D. INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP OPTION

E. FAST-TRACK OPTION

F. COURSE EVALUATION

G. THESIS

H. EVALUATION OF THESES

I. RECOMMENDATION FOR AWARDING DEGREE

J. PROGRAMME IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

COURSES


A. QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

To be considered for admission, an applicant shall meet the requirements set out in General Regulation A.1, or shall have qualifications and/or engineering experience that is acceptable to the Dean of Graduate Studies and to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Admission to the M.Eng. programme is limited and competitive. All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications set out in the above paragraph. Decisions on admission, however, will also take into account such things as the applicant's rank in class, referees' assessments, general performance throughout the applicant's undergraduate academic programme and the availability of supervisors in the area of the applicant's interest.

Normally applicants will be considered in January for admission to the following September. In special cases applicants may also be considered in April and August. Applications should be made sufficiently far in advance to permit the University to obtain all relevant documents and review the application.

B. PROGRAMME OF STUDY AND RESEARCH

1. Students enrolled in the Master of Engineering programme will work in one of the following disciplines: Civil Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering.

2. A programme shall normally consist of:

a) a thesis related to the area of study

b) a minimum of 15 credit hours, at least 12 credit hours of which must be from graduate courses. Three credit hours may be taken from undergraduate courses approved for the student's programme by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

c) Seminar course 9100

d) such other courses as may be required in an individual's programme.

A programme shall normally include at least nine credit hours from courses chosen from the Faculty Core and Discipline Core courses listed in B.3 and B.4, respectively. Three of these nine credit hours must be chosen from Faculty Core courses, three must be chosen from appropriate Discipline Core courses, and the remaining three credit hours must be chosen from all the courses listed in B.3 and B.4.

3. The following are the Faculty Core courses:

Eng. 9411, 9420, 9440, 9501, 9516, 9821, 9867

4. The following are the Discipline Core courses:

a) Civil Engineering: Eng. 9505 and 9609.

b) Electrical Engineering: Eng. 9815, 9816, 9827, 9834, 9847, 9861, 9871, 9873, and 9876.

c) Mechanical Engineering: Eng. 9901 and 9940.

d) Naval Architectural Engineering: Eng. 9002 and 9015.

5. The thesis is to contain the results of a systematic investigation which has been conducted by the candidate under the direction of the supervisor.

6. With the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies and on the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, credit towards the course requirements may be considered for graduate courses previously taken by the student in accordance with the General Regulations for course credit transfers.

C. SUPERVISION

1. Each student shall be assigned to a supervisor approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

2. The supervisor shall propose a tentative programme of study and topic of investigation which must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies acting on the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, before the acceptance of a student in the programme.

3. At the end of each semester, the supervisor shall report on the student's progress to the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science for onward transmission to the Dean of Graduate Studies.

4. A temporary or permanent change of supervisor for a student already in a programme shall be permitted only with the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science.

5. The supervisor shall advise the student in the preparation and presentation of a seminar on the student's topic of investigation as described in Section G.2 below.

D. INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP OPTION

The Faculty encourages graduate students to undertake internships of work in industry. Internships in industry will permit students either (a) to focus on the practicalities of research projects which have been well defined before the student enters an internship, or (b) to develop and define a research project from problems experienced during the internship. Encouragement to undertake an internship will be given only where it is clear that one of these expectations can be met.

Students registered in the M.Eng. programme may, with the permission of their supervisor, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Dean of Graduate Studies select the Industrial Internship Option. Students registered in the option must satisfy the degree regulations for an M.Eng. programme. In addition, students in the Industrial Internship Option:

E. FAST-TRACK OPTION

Students registered in academic term 7 of a Memorial undergraduate engineering programme are eligible to apply for admission to an M.Eng. fast-track option. The purpose of the option is to encourage students interested in pursuing graduate studies to begin their research-related activities while still registered as an undergraduate student. While enrolled in the option, a student may complete some of the M.Eng. degree requirements and, hence, potentially be able to graduate earlier from the M.Eng. programme.

Students shall enroll in the M.Eng. fast-track option concurrently with their undergraduate programme during the fall semester prior to academic term 8. Prior to entering the fast-track option, students must apply for and receive an exemption from work term 6. While enrolled in the option a student must be registered in full-time graduate studies during the fall semester prior to academic term 8; during academic term 8, the student must take a leave of absence from the graduate programme. A student enrolled in the fast-track option shall undertake research related to their field of study and shall normally complete at least 3 credit hours from graduate courses relevant to their M.Eng. programme.

In the fall semester following academic term 7, fast-track option students will pay only the graduate fees appropriate to graduate students following plan A of Fees and Charges B.3 (i.e., the 6 semester plan). In the succeeding winter semester, while completing academic term 8 of their undergraduate programme, fast-track option students will pay only the appropriate undergraduate fees.

Upon completion of their undergraduate programme, students may register in the M.Eng. programme on a full-time basis. All courses taken as part of their graduate programme while enrolled in the M.Eng. fast-track option are credited towards the M.Eng. degree course credit hour requirements. Courses taken as credit towards a student's undergraduate degree may not be credited towards a student's graduate degree; courses credited towards a student's graduate degree may not be credited towards a student's undergraduate degree. Students who do not complete their undergraduate degree within one year of entering the fast-track option will normally be required to withdraw form their M.Eng. programme.

F. COURSE EVALUATION

1. In order to continue in the programme, a student shall obtain an A or B grade in each course taken for credit.

2. The student's achievement in the programme must be to the satisfaction of the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. When it has been determined on the basis of consultations with the student, the course instructors and the supervisor, that a student's work has fallen below satisfactory level, he/she may be required to withdraw from the programme.

G. THESIS

1. A student who expects to graduate must inform the Dean of Graduate Studies of this intention at least three months before the University Convocation at which the award of the degree is expected.

2. Before the thesis is submitted, the student shall present an open seminar on the topic of investigation to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Any serious deficiencies noticed at this stage should be carefully considered, in consultation with the supervisor, for rectification.

3. Three copies of the thesis shall be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies through the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, in a form and format as specified in the Graduate Handbook issued by the School of Graduate Studies and the Presentation of Theses Guide issued by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. A submission which does not meet the specifications will be returned to the candidate.

4. Examiners shall be appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science soon after the student has expressed an intention to submit the thesis.

H. EVALUATION OF THESES

Theses evaluation shall be carried out in accordance with clause J. (Theses and Reports) of the General Regulations governing all students in the School of Graduate Studies.

I. RECOMMENDATION FOR AWARDING DEGREE

When a student has completed all the requirements for the M.Eng. degree, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science shall forward a recommendation to the Dean of Graduate Studies for the award of the degree.

J. PROGRAMME IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science offers a programme in Environmental Engineering and Applied Science. The programme is available on a full-time or part-time basis and is open to students with a Science or Engineering background. For details of programme requirements for the M.A.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering and Applied Science refer to the regulations governing the degree of Master of Applied Science in Engineering and Applied Science.

COURSES

A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of the candidates, as far as the resources of the Faculty will allow.

Faculty Core Courses*:

9411. Probabilistic Methods in Engineering
9420. Engineering Analysis
9440. Optimization Principles in Engineering
9501. Finite Element Analysis with Engineering Applications
9516. Similitude, Modelling and Experimental Data Analysis (formerly 9710)
9821. Digital Signal Processing (formerly 9831)
9867. Advanced Computing Concepts for Engineering

Discipline Core Courses:

9002. Ocean Engineering Structures
9015. Ocean Engineering Hydrodynamics
9505. Structural Dynamics and Vibrations
9609. Environmental Risk Assessment
9815. Electromagnetic Propagation
9816. Antenna Theory
9827. Continuous and Discrete-Event Systems
9834. Advanced Power Electronics (formerly 9814)
9847. Computer & Control Methods in Power Systems (formerly 9811)
9861. High-Performance Computer Architecture
9871. Information Theory and Coding (formerly 9833)
9873. Image Communications
9876. Advanced Data Networks
9901. Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (formerly 9510)
9940. Advanced Robotics

Other Courses:

9022. Marine Geotechnical Engineering
9052. Ice Properties and Mechanics
9090/99. Special Topics in Ocean Engineering
9100. Engineering Graduate Seminar (1 cr. hr.)
9210. Advanced Engineering Materials
9310. Engineering Economics Analysis
9390/94. Special Topics in Engineering Management
9430. Dynamical Systems**
9435. Modern Perturbation Theory**
9495/99. Special Topics in Engineering Analysis
9504. Experimental Mechanics
9520. Solid and Structural Mechanics
9525. Mechanics of Brittle Viscoelastic Solids
9540/49. Special Topics in Mechanics, Structures & Materials
9550. Fatigue, Fracture and Corrosion
9560. Applied Remote Sensing
9601. Environmental Pollution and Mitigation (cross listed as Env.Sci/Eng 6004)
9603. Environmental Sampling and Pollutant Analysis (cross listed as Env. Sci/Eng. 6005)
9605. Advanced Waste Water Treatment
9610/15. Special Topics in Environmental Engineering and Applied Science
9621. Soil Remediation Engineering
9622. Environmental Statistics
9624. Air Pollution
9625. Offshore Environmental Operations
9712. Environmental Hydraulics
9713. Stochastic Hydrology
9717. Hydropower Engineering
9723. Soil Properties and Behaviour (formerly 9720)
9730. Construction Administration
9731. Construction Problems and Solutions
9742. Transportation Planning
9750. Advanced Topics in Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete (formerly 9701)
9755. Advanced Topics in Precast & Prestressed Concrete (formerly 9702)
9760/64. Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering
9790/99. Special Topics in Civil Engineering
9825. Random Signals (formerly 9830)
9826. Advanced Control Systems (formerly 9810)
9835. Advanced Electric Machines
9848. Power System Stability (formerly 9812)
9849. Power System Protection
9862. Artificial Neural Networks (formerly 9845)
9863. VLSI Design*** (formerly 9840)
9864. Computational Aspects of VLSI*** (formerly 9842)
9865. Advanced Digital Systems
9866. Fault-Tolerant Computing (formerly 9846)
9869. Advanced Concurrent Programming
9872. Digital Communications (formerly 9832)
9880/83. Special Topics in Computer Engineering
9884/87. Special Topics in Signal Processing
9888/91. Special Topics in Communications Engineering
9892/95. Special Topics in Power Systems and Controls
9896/99. Special Topics in Applied Electromagnetics
9910. Advanced Manufacturing
9920. Advanced Concepts in Mechanical Design
9925. Theory & Design of Mechanical Components & Structures
9985/89. Special Topics in Manufacturing & Robotics
9990/99. Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering

* Courses likely to be offered annually on a regular basis. Other courses will be offered if required in a student's programme and dependent upon Faculty resources.

** Courses cross-listed with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

*** Courses cross-listed with the Department of Computer Science.


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