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Please note: additional supervisors may be available. Contact the program for more information.
Ambitious students can explore their interest and aptitude in performing research by taking the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MSc Thesis) degree. As a stepping stone to the PhD degree, the program allows students to investigate a new research topic in depth with a leading researcher in the mechanical engineering program. Through things such as conferences, peer-reviewed publications and technical papers, students get to disseminate knowledge. They will complete technical courses, present at a conference, and prepare and defend a thesis documenting their research over the course of their two years of full-time study. Students are typically funded through the duration of their study under various mechanisms offered by the faculty, department, and supervisor.
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.
Additional Courses: Students complete Numerical Methods for Engineers.
Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
Pipeline Engineering Specialization: Students wishing to complete the Pipeline Engineering Specialization must include three courses of Pipeline Engineering approved courses with a Pipeline Engineering project.
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.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Five courses with conference presentation
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
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.
A four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
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Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
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