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Master of Science in Engineering Management (Mechanical Engineering)




What will I learn?

The general fields of study include solid mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, combustion, biomedical engineering, manufacturing engineering, and engineering management.

Students are required to complete a minimum of ?15.5 in coursework and a thesis


  • Five ?3 graduate-level courses which must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator and/or Thesis Supervisor(s)
    • At least three courses must be ENG M courses
    • No reading courses can be credited towards the minimum course requirement
  • ENGG 600 (?0.5)- Engineering Ethics and Integrity
  • Additional coursework may be required.


Registration in 900-level THES

Ethics Requirement

Engineering students meet their ethics requirement through ENGG 600 and the FGSR Graduate Ethics Training (GET) course.

Professional Development Requirement

Engineering students must meet their Professional Development requirement through the completion of two courses, registration for which is through eClass. Contact the Department for further information.

Academic Standing Requirement

Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 throughout the course of the program.

Failure to maintain the required cumulative GPA will normally result in a recommendation by the Graduate Coordinator to FGSR that the student be placed on academic probation and/or be required to withdraw.

Residence Requirement

The minimum period of residence is two four-month terms of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.

Length of Program

The time required to complete the program will vary according to the previous training of the applicant and the nature of the research undertaken. Normally, it will take 18 to 24 months to complete the MSc.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MSc program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (24 months)

Tuition fees
CAD$8,874.00 (US$ 6,620) per year
Thesis-Based yearly fee: CAN $8,874; Course-Based fee: CAN $1,901.52 per 3 credit course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 March 2023, 15 July 2023

Start date

Expected January 2024


University of Alberta

North Campus,

116 Street and 85 Avenue,


Alberta (AB),

T6G 2R3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta. An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full-time study (or equivalent) is required. English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Total score of 90 with a score of at least 21 on each of the individual skill areas (internet-based) or equivalent; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5, with at least 5.5 on each test band; Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Overall 70 with at least 60 on each subtest; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - 61 with a minimum band score of 60.

For international students

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution.

English language requirement:

  • a TOEFL score of 93 (Internet-based) or equivalent;
  • an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 with at least 6.0 on each band;
  • an overall minimum CAEL score of 70 with at least 60 on each subset;
  • an overall minimum PTE score of 61.

Application deadlines: March 15 for September admission, July 15 for January admission.


About University of Alberta

One of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, the University of Alberta has an international reputation for academic excellence.

  • Ranked among top 100 universities in the world (CWUR, 2021)
  • 18 faculties, offering more than 200 undergraduate programs
  • Students from over 150 countries
  • 81st in the world for research impact (NTU Ranking 2019)

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