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What will I learn?

Program Requirements

Candidates for this degree must complete a minimum of two lecture courses assigned by the Department,
selected on the basis of previous academic training and research interests. Candidates must also pass a safety training course, participate in an appropriate Research Seminar course, and take a preliminary examination within their first year of Ph.D. study.

The candidate must submit an acceptable thesis based upon successfully completed research and must satisfy the examiners in an oral examination of the thesis.


A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses (9 credits)

MIME 601 Engineering Laboratory Practice
MIME 701 Ph.D. Thesis Research Proposal
MIME 703 Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam
MIME 710D1 Ph.D. Foundation Course (1.5 credits)
MIME 710D2 Ph.D. Foundation Course (1.5 credits)
MIME 771 Research Seminar 2 (6 credits)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,192.70 (US$ 12,657) per year
Application deadline

15 January 2023

Start date

4 January 2023, 30 August 2023


McGill University

Downtown Campus,

845 Sherbrooke Street West,


Quebec (QC),

H3A 0G4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) in McGill University's credit equivalency of 3.2/4.0 (second class–upper division) during their bachelor's and master's degree programs.

For international students

Ph.D. degree applicants may either be “directly transferred” from the M.Eng. or M.Sc. program or hold an acceptable master's degree in Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering, or other related fields, or under exceptional circumstances may be admitted directly from the bachelor's degree. In the latter case, they are admitted to Ph.D. 1 as opposed to those holding a master's degree, who are admitted to Ph.D. 2.

English Language Scores:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum acceptable scores are: The CBT is no longer being offered. CBT results will no longer be accepted as ETS no longer reports these results. N.B. an institutional version of the TOEFL is not acceptable. IBT (Internet-Based Test): 86 overall, no less than 20 in each of the four component scores.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): a band score of 6.5 or greater (Academic module).

Application Deadlines: For Fall and Summer Terms: Jan. 15 and for Winter Term: Sept. 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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