Mechanical Engineering

MEng, PhD

Program Overview

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University offers thesis-based graduate programs leading to master of engineering (MEng) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

Mechanical engineering research facilities include automation and control, computer, fluids, heat transfer and structures laboratories. Specialized facilities include a low speed wind tunnel, SEM and XRD material characterization equipment, a multiphase flow loop, cold rooms, wave/tow tank, machine vision and x-ray imaging, and a mechatronics laboratory. There is also a manufacturing technology and rapid product development centre. The laboratories are supported by on-site technical services, which include a large machine shop and numerically-controlled machining facilities.

Students may pursue graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering in areas such as:

  • computer-aided design
  • controls
  • corrosion
  • fatigue and fracture mechanics
  • fluid dynamics
  • heat transfer
  • integrity assessment
  • materials
  • mechanical design
  • mechatronics
  • product development
  • resource utilization
  • robotics
  • structural dynamics
  • vision systems
  • biomechanics and occupational health

Degree Requirements

The MEng program normally takes two years to complete and students are required to complete at least four courses, a seminar course and a thesis.

The PhD program usually takes three to four years to complete and comprises two courses beyond the master's level, completion of comprehensive examinations and a significant research thesis.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to a MEng program, the minimum requirements will normally be a second-class degree in an appropriate area of study from a university of recognized standing.

To be considered for admission to a PhD program, the minimum requirements will normally be a Master's degree from a university of recognized standing, in an appropriate area of study.

Information regarding the application process and procedure can be found here.