Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many terms does the university have?


    Fall Session – September to December
    Winter Session – January to April
    Summer Session – May to August

  • How can I obtain a funding package?

The thesis-based M.Eng. and PhD programs offer competitive funding packages to each admitted student at the time of admission. No separate application is required.

  • Do I need a TOEFL or IELTs score if I have finished a degree that was instructed in English?

No. A statement from your institution to verify that your program was instructed in English will be considered a sufficient proof of English proficiency.

Further details about English proficiency requirement can be found at

  • Is a supervisor required to obtain admission into the M.Eng/PhD programs?

    Yes. In order to be accepted into the thesis-based M.Eng/PhD pograms, a supervisor has to be secured. To identify potential supervisor(s) and research area(s), you may check faculty profiles at We highly recommend you to directly contact supervisor(s) in the area(s) of your interest.

    Students interested in applying for the course-based MASc. and graduate diploma programs do not need to secure supervisors.
  • Do I need to submit GRE scores?

No. GRE is not required. However, you can submit your score if you do have one. A high GRE score can improve your chance of acceptance.

  • Will my admission offer be sent to me by courier?

    No. The admission letter will be sent to the email address inbox provided on your application. This scanned copy shall be sufficient for your visa application, if necessary.
  • Can my application be considered if it is submitted after the application deadline?

    Applications made after the deadline will be considered if resources are available. For instance, if funding and supervisor can be allocated, admissions for thesis-based M.Eng and PhD programs can be made. If resources for admission review is available for course-based MASc. and graduate diploma programs, admissions will be made.
  • Is an internship required for completing my program?

    Internships are optional and offered through the Engineering Co-operative Education Office for high-achieving students in select MASc. programs. Students in other graduate programs who wish to complete an internship are responsible for securing their opportunity. Students are highly encouraged to attend career development sessions offered by Memorial. Details about career development support can be found here:
  • Does the department offer teaching assistant positions?

Yes, for students in thesis-based M.Eng or PhD programs. Please see

  • I have submitted my application, but I have not heard if I have been accepted?

The admission decisions on applications programs are made in January to April. Applicants are notified about the decisions by email.

Please check application status online

Unfortunately, details regarding the application review will not be released.

  • Can I apply to your graduate program if my previous education was in a different field (e.g. electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, mathematics, physics or biology)?

Yes, you can, but only if your background is relevant, subject to the review of admission committee. 

  • Will I be eligible for P.Eng. licensure after I complete and receive a master’s or Ph.D. degree from a graduate program in engineering?

    A degree from a graduate program in engineering does not ensure eligibility for a P.Eng. license. An applicant must hold an undergraduate engineering degree from a Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board-accredited undergraduate program or possess equivalent academic qualifications. The P.Eng. licensure in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is governed by the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL). Please check the PEGNL website at or contact PEGNL by email at