SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ENGINEERING

Professor and Dean R. Seshadri

Professor and Associate Dean J.J. Sharp

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 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. COURSE EVALUATION

E. THESIS

F. EVALUATION OF THESES

G. RECOMMENDATION FOR AWARDING DEGREE

H. PROGRAMME IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

COURSES

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE


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 Archi-tectural 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) 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, Eng. 9420, Eng. 9501, Eng. 9821.

4. The following are the Discipline Core courses:

a) Civil Engineering: Eng. 9310, Eng. 9505, Eng. 9516, Eng. 9520, Eng. 9525, Eng. 9603, Eng. 9723, and Eng. 9750.

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

c) Mechanical Engineering: Eng. 9210, Eng. 9505, Eng. 9516, Eng. 9520, Eng. 9901, Eng. 9910, and Eng. 9940.

d) Naval Architectural Engineering: Eng. 9002, Eng. 9015, Eng. 9022, Eng. 9052, Eng. 9505, and Eng. 9516.

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 E.2 below.

D. 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.

E. 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.

F. 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.

G. 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.

H. PROGRAMME IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Faculty of Science jointly offer a programme in Environmental Engineering, Science 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 degrees of Master of Applied Science in Engineering and Applied Science, Master of Environmental Science and Master of Science in Environmental 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
9501. Finite Element Analysis with Engineering Applications
9821. Digital Signal Processing (formerly 9831)

Discipline Core Courses

9002. Ocean Engineering Structures
9015. Ocean Engineering Hydrodynamics
9022. Marine Geotechnical Engineering
9052. Ice Properties and Mechanics
9210. Advanced Engineering Materials
9310. Engineering Economic Analysis
9505. Structural Dynamics and Vibrations
9516. Similitude, Modelling and Experimental Data Analysis (formerly 9710)
9520. Solid and Structural Mechanics
9525. Mechanics of Brittle Viscoelastic Solids
9603. Environmental Sampling and Pollutant Analysis (cross listed as Env.Sci/Eng. 6005)
9723. Soil Properties and Behaviour (formerly 9720)
9750. Advanced Topics in Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete (formerly 9701)
9815. Electromagnetic Propagation
9816. Antenna Theory
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)
9901. Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (formerly 9510)
9910. Advanced Manufacturing
9940. Advanced Robotics

Other Courses:

9090/99. Special Topics in Ocean Engineering
9390/94. Special Topics in Engineering Management
9430. Dynamical Systems**
9435. Modern Perturbation Theory**
9495/99. Special Topics in Engineering Analysis
9504. Experimental Mechanics
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)
9602 Environmental Law and Management (cross listed as Env.Sci/Eng 6006)
9604. Environmental Project Reports
9605. Advanced Waste Water Treatment
9606. Solid Waste Management
9607. Landfill Design and Site Remediation
9608. Soil Contaminant Interactions
9609. Environmental Risk Assessment
9610/15. Special Topics in Environmental Engineering and Applied Science
9712. Environmental Hydraulics
9713. Stochastic Hydrology
9717. Hydropower Engineering
9730. Construction Administration
9731. Construction Problems and Solutions
9742. Transportation Planning
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)
9876. Advanced Data Networks
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
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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