Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Thesis-based program

Program overview

Intended for domestic students, the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MEng Thesis) program is often taken on a part-time basis. Students learn from highly motivated and internationally-recognized faculty members as they help conduct cutting-edge research, preparing them to be future industrial and academic leaders. The program usually takes four to six years of part-time study beyond a bachelor’s degree and requires a minimum of five to six half courses. No more than one course can be at the undergraduate level (500 level), subject to approval by the department head or designate. A thesis/project related to original engineering analysis and/or design must be presented. The program doesn’t provide financial support. International students are admitted into the MSc program.

Completing this program

  • Manufacturing Engineering: Topics may include computer integrated manufacturing, optimization methods with robotics, CAD/CAM/CAE and more.

  • Mechanical Engineering: Topics may include combustion processes, mechanics of compressible flow, instrumentation, mobile robotics and more.

  • Research Seminar: Students present at the annual Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Conference.

  • Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.



Consulting, research and development, forensic engineering, management, process control.

A thesis-based master’s degree in mechanical engineering will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.

Thesis-based program

Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.


Five courses with conference presentation

Learn more about program requirements in the Academic Calendar

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

Two years full-time; four years maximum


A supervisor is required, and must agree to oversee the student's research before admission will be granted

Fees and funding

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.


Learn about faculty available to supervise this degree.
Please note: additional supervisors may be available. Contact the program for more information.

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    Mahdis Bisheban

    Seeking Students
    Control and Modelling of Dynamical Systems, including Aircraft, Unmanned Aerial and Underwater Vehicles, Application of Machine Learning on Control and Modelling of Dynamical Systems, Predictive Maintenance and Anomaly Detection in Manufacturing
  2. Bob Brennan

    Bob Brennan

    Accepting Inquiries
    Self-Manageable and Adaptive Cyber-Physical Systems for Manufacturing Automation, Chair in Design Engineering
  3. Ke Du

    Ke Du

    Accepting Inquiries
    1) Air pollution process, 2) Environmental monitoring techniques
  4. Neil Duncan

    Neil Duncan

    Accepting Inquiries
    Orthopaedic Bioengineering and Tissue Engineering
  5. Philip Egberts

    Philip Egberts

    Accepting Inquiries
    Nanotribology, Ultra-high vacuum surface science, Lubricants and Coatings
  6. Salvatore Federico

    Salvatore Federico

    Accepting Inquiries
    Continuum Mechanics, Soft Tissue Biomechanics
  7. Peter Goldsmith

    Peter Goldsmith

    Accepting Inquiries
    Robotics, Control Systems, Human-Computer Interfaces, Mathematics, Education
  8. Craig Johansen

    Craig Johansen

    Seeking Students
    High-Speed Aerodynamics and Propulsion
  9. Dr. Keekyoung Kim

    Keekyoung Kim

    Accepting Inquiries
    3D bioprinting, Biofabrication, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, BioMEMS, Biosensors
  10. Seonghwan Sam Kim

    Seonghwan (Sam) Kim

    M/NEMS with IR spectroscopy, Nano-metrology with SPM, Porous Nanomaterials for Sensing, Nanomaterials for enhanced oil recovery and environmental remediation, Micro/nanoscale fluid-structure interaction

Admission Requirements


A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

Minimum education

A four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.

Work samples




Reference letters


Test scores


English language proficiency (ELP)

An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:


For admission on September 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: June 1 application deadline
  • International students:  Jan. 15 application deadline

For admission on January 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: Oct. 1 application deadline
  • International students:  May 1 application deadline

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

Learn more about this program

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Schulich School of Engineering
Room 505, The Mechanical Engineering Building Room, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Contact the Graduate Program Administrator

Visit the departmental website

Schulich School of Engineering

Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Visit the Schulich School of Engineering website