WHY U OF T ENGINEERING?
Master of Engineering
Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, a Master of Engineering (MEng) provides the perfect mix of technical, leadership and business competencies to accelerate your career.
Flexibility is a hallmark of this degree with a range of MEng pathways and industry-relevant emphases to choose from. You can complete an MEng degree in just one year of full-time study, or part-time through online, weekend and evening course offerings.
Coursework is dependent on your academic unit as well as your selected area of focus. Whichever MEng path you choose, you’ll benefit from exposure to some of the world’s best engineering educators and industry leaders.
MEng AT A GLANCE
FOUNDED IN 1965
7 ACADEMIC UNITS TO CHOOSE FROM
10+ EMPHASES TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE
PURSUE FULL- OR PART-TIME STUDIES
INTERNSHIPS AND INDEPENDENT PROJECTS COMPLEMENT THE MEng CURRICULUM
ONLINE, EVENING AND WEEKEND COURSE OFFERINGS
50%+ INCREASE IN MEng ENROLMENT SINCE 2011
MEng PROGRAM DETAILS
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (MEng)
You can pursue your MEng on a full- or part-time basis in one of the following academic units:
- U of T Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS)
- Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (BME)
- Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
- Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
- The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Department of Materials Science & Engineering
- Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
MEng — MEDICAL DEVICES FOCUS
Offered by the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, this program is an accelerated, one-year full-time MEng with a focus on biomedical devices. You’ll have the opportunity to take on applied design challenges and meet the growing demands of this industry through a four-month internship. A part-time option is available to medical students and those who are employed full time. Learn more about this program »
MEng IN CITIES ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT (MEngCEM)
Developed by the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, MEngCEM offers an in-depth examination of cities, now home to more than half the world’s population. Courses explore cities as complex systems, equipping you with the skills to understand how infrastructure affects economic prosperity and quality of life. This 16-month full-time program includes a four-month practicum. Learn more about MEngCEM »
MEng TECHNICAL EMPHASES
Depending on your academic unit and program, you can customize your MEng by choosing a technical emphasis, such as:
Developed by the Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, this emphasis focuses on manufacturing management and manufacturing engineering.
ADVANCED SOFT MATERIALS
From nanomaterials to scale-up processing and manufacturing, learn about the fundamentals of creating soft materials and optimizing them in a wide range of applications used in various industry sectors including oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutics, food (e.g. mayonnaise) and consumer products (e.g. laundry detergent).
ADVANCED WATER TECHNOLOGIES
Offered through the Institute for Water Innovation, this emphasis explores water treatment methods and design of treatment processes.
Created by the Centre for Aerial Robotics Research and Education, this emphasis focuses on integrated research and development on aerial robotics systems, from design, instrumentation, to autonomy.
Learn techniques and strategies to translate large data sets into useful insights for sectors such as transportation, banking and health care.
Gain knowledge to understand and engineer innovative technologies from developing organs on a chip to engineering protein for various applications in medicine, fuels, chemicals, environmental biotechnology and nutrition.
ENGINEERING & GLOBALIZATION
Sponsored by the Centre for Global Engineering, this emphasis examines how to leverage engineering to address complex global challenges, like clean water and basic health care.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP, LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY IN ENGINEERING (ELITE)
One of our most popular MEng emphases, ELITE develops the whole engineer through courses in leadership, business and more.
Gain specialized expertise applicable to enhanced engineering investigation, including those involving accidents and failures causing injury and nancial loss.
IDENTITY, PRIVACY AND SECURITY
Created by the Identity, Privacy and Security Institute, this emphasis focuses on interdisciplinary education in security technologies.
Developed by the Robotics Institute, this emphasis explores the development of smart and high-performance systems, including Control Systems, Dynamics and Modelling.
Offered through the Institute for Sustainable Energy, this emphasis provides exposure to a variety of energy issues, from energy production and consumption to environmental impact.
An emphasis focused on waterpower aims to prepare students for the unique challenges of this technology and growing opportunities in the industry, drawing on its long history and the many lessons learnt, especially in the domain of sustainable development.
SPOTLIGHT ON LEADERSHIP
The first of its kind in Canada, the Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE) emphasis offers you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of business. You can choose up to four courses on topics such as leadership, finance and management. Meet a few of our exceptional ELITE instructors:
STEPHEN ARMSTRONG has achieved 25 years of success leading and driving large-scale business turnaround initiatives, initially in the aerospace and defense industry and then branching out to other sectors. He has worked for Bombardier Aerospace–Belfast and KPMG. In 1993, he founded AMGImanagement.com. In 2009, he started teaching in our MEng program and was appointed Professor of Innovation in 2014. Today, Armstrong teaches undergraduate and master’s courses in the areas of innovation, management and philosophy.
EDUARDO FERNANDEZ brings more than 20 years of global engineering management experience to the classroom. He is an international engineering consultant on project and equipment financing, corporate restructuring, development bank financing, oil and gas, hospitality, and business and management for diverse industries with cross-border operations. Fernandez teaches courses in international business for engineers, and engineering economics and decision making.
Throughout ALEXANDER HAY's 25-year career in government, he is a specialist in fortifications and infrastructure development. He has worked across the world in austere, hazardous and developed environments for national and international agencies. Outside of U of T, he consults internationally on operational risk, resilience and security planning and design. Hay teaches infrastructure, resilience and protection planning, and how to transform research into operational risk management plans.
Professor ROBIN SACKS has been teaching leadership and happiness since 2009. She is the founder of Peace by PEACE Canada and the co-founder of Rotman's I-Think Program, which aims to bring integrative thinking from Rotman's MBA program into schools across the continent. Sacks is an instructor at U of T's Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering and helped launch the Engineering Leadership Project to uncover the unique contributions of engineers as leaders in industry.
U of T Engineering CONNECT
Once a student, you can access thousands of accomplished alumni through U of T Engineering CONNECT, an exclusive online network. They are poised to offer industry-specific mentorship, work opportunities and more.