2004 - 2005 Calendar

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DEGREE OF
MASTER OF ENGINEERING

Professor and Dean
R. Gosine

Professor and Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research)
R. Venkatesan

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 programs in the following disciplines: Civil Engineering; Electrical and Computer 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. PROGRAM 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. PROGRAM 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. program 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 program 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. PROGRAM OF STUDY AND RESEARCH

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

2. A program 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 program 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 program.

For students enrolled in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering disciplines, a program shall normally include at least 9 credit hours from courses chosen from the core courses listed in B.3; for students enrolled in the Civil Engineering discipline, a program shall normally include at least 6 credit hours from courses chosen from the core courses listed in B.3.

3. The following are core courses:

Eng. 9002, 9015, 9210, 9420, 9501, 9505, 9516, 9520, 9550, 9609, 9816, 9821, 9826, 9827, 9834, 9847, 9861, 9867, 9871, 9876, 9901, 9940.

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

5. 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 program 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 program.

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 program 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. program 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. program. In addition, students in the Industrial Internship Option:
∙    must take at least 9 credit hours of the courses required for their program on campus: the remaining required courses may be taken on or away from campus: those taken at other universities require pre-approval by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
∙    shall normally spend 8 to 12 months of their program at an internship in industry
∙    shall normally spend at least two semesters on campus on a full-time basis as a graduate student at this university
∙    shall submit a concise progress report to their supervisors, no later than the end of each semester while on an internship

E. FAST-TRACK OPTION

Students registered in academic term 7 of a Memorial undergraduate engineering program 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. Normally, to be considered for admission to the option, students must have achieved at least a 70% average over academic terms 1 to 6 of their undergraduate engineering program. 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. program.

Students shall enroll in the M.Eng. fast-track option concurrently with their undergraduate program 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 program. 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 the courses listed for their M.Eng. program in the fall semester prior to academic term 8.

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 program, fast-track option students will pay only the appropriate undergraduate fees.

Upon completion of their undergraduate program, students may register in the M.Eng. program on a full-time basis. All courses taken as part of their graduate program 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 from their M.Eng. program.

F. COURSE EVALUATION

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

2. The student's achievement in the program 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 program.

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 Thesis Guide 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. PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science offers a program in Environmental Engineering and Applied Science. The program is available on a full-time or part-time basis and is open to students with a Science or Engineering background. For details of program 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

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Dean of the Faculty.

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.

Required Courses:

9100. Engineering Graduate Seminar (1 cr. hr.)

Core Courses*:

9002. Ocean Engineering Structures
9015. Ocean Engineering Hydrodynamics
9210. Advanced Engineering Materials
9420. Engineering Analysis
9501. Finite Element Analysis with Engineering Applications
9505. Structural Dynamics and Vibrations
9516. Similitude, Modeling and Experimental Data Analysis
9520. Solid and Structural Mechanics
9550. Fatigue, Fracture and Corrosion
9609. Environmental Risk Assessment
9816. Antenna Theory
9821. Digital Signal Processing
9826. Advanced Control Systems
9827. Continuous and Discrete-Event Systems
9834. Advanced Power Electronics
9847. Computer & Control Methods in Power Systems
9861. High-Performance Computer Architecture
9867. Advanced Computing Concepts for Engineering
9871. Information Theory and Coding
9876. Advanced Data Networks
9901. Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics
9940. Advanced Robotics

Other Courses:

9022. Marine Geotechnical Engineering
9052. Ice Properties and Mechanics
9090/99. Special Topics in Ocean Engineering
9390/94. Special Topics in Engineering Management
9411. Probabilistic Methods in Engineering
9440. Optimization Principles in Engineering
9495/99. Special Topics in Engineering Analysis
9540/49. Special Topics in Mechanics, Structures & Materials
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
9713. Stochastic Hydrology
9723. Soil Properties and Behaviour (formerly 9720)
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
9815. Electromagnetic Propagation
9835. Advanced Electric Machines
9848. Power System Stability (formerly 9812)
9865. Advanced Digital Systems
9869. Advanced Concurrent Programming
9873. Image Communications
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 program and dependent upon Faculty resources. 


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