Master of Engineering (MEng)

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    Why U of T Engineering?

    Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, a Master of Engineering (MEng) provides the technical competencies to accelerate your career with the option to develop further your leadership and business skills.

    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 intensive full-time study, or you have the option to complete the program at a regular pace in two years when enrolled in extended full-time option. The MEng can also be completed part-time.

    Most courses are offered in person during weekdays during the fall and winter sessions but there are courses offered online, during weekends and evenings and also during the summer term.

    Coursework is dependent on your academic unit but there are many common areas of focus among the MEng programs in different departments and institutes of the Faculty such as Data Analytics and Machine Learning, Robotics and Advanced Water Technologies to name a few. Whichever MEng path you choose, you’ll benefit from exposure to some of the world’s best engineering educators and industry leaders.

    What I loved about my MEng experience was the mix of project and courses. The courses enabled the fundamental learning and more conceptual topics around for me for example, failure analysis, nanotechnology, and mechanical behavior of materials. I really enjoyed understanding the ‘why’ behind how materials behave and work, which then ultimately grew me into really, really fascinating technical jobs.

    Jacquelyn MacCoon, MEng alumna

    No two MEng programs are the same. The range of available courses enabled me to explore all avenues of my interests — from water treatment and sustainability to management and leadership.

    Katie Farrow, MEng alumna

    The diversity of courses helped me develop technical and soft skills that were helpful for my internship. The teaching and administrative staff at the MEng program were also invested in my success and beyond supportive.

    Bryant Lim, MEng candidate

    MEng at a Glance

    Seven departments or institutes offer the MEng program

    Pursue full- or part-time studies

    Some online, evening and weekend course offerings

    Thirteen emphases to customize your experience including Data Analytics and Machine Learning, Robotics as well as ELITE (Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation, Technology in Engineering)

    Internships and independent projects complement the MEng curriculum

    Tips For Applicants

    Consider applying to the MEng program in two different departments. Depending on the courses you took in your undergraduate degree, more than one departmental pathway can help you reach your goals. Applicants often apply to ECE & AER; MIE & MSE; MIE & CIVMIN; CHE & CIVMIN and MSE & CHE.

    The MEng program is designed with flexibility in mind -- for instance, you can complete an MEng emphasis in Data Analytics & Machine Learning via five different departments: CHE, CIVMIN, ECE, MIE or MSE.

    Students also have flexibility to take electives outside their home department and enrol in other engineering courses as part of their electives.

    When applying, consider the emphases you're most interested in, and how the departments you apply to can help you focus your studies.



    Depending on your academic unit and program, you can customize your MEng by choosing an emphasis, such as:


    Advanced Manufacturing (AER, CHE, MIE, MSE)

    Developed by the Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, this emphasis focuses on manufacturing management and manufacturing engineering.

    Advanced Soft Materials

    Advanced Soft Materials (CHE, MIE, MSE)

    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 (CHE, CIVMIN, MSE)

    Offered through the Institute for Water Innovation, this emphasis explores water treatment methods and design of treatment processes.


    Aerial Robotics (AER)

    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.


    Data Analytics and Machine Learning (Formerly Named Analytics) (CHE, CIVMIN, ECE, MIE, MSE)

    Learn techniques and strategies to translate large data sets into useful insights for sectors such as transportation, banking and health care.


    Biomanufacturing (CHE, MIE, MSE)

    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 and Globalization (AER, BME, CHE, CIVMIN, ECE, MIE, MSE)

    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 and Technology in Engineering (ELITE) (AER, BME, CHE, CIVMIN, ECE, MIE, MSE)

    One of our most popular MEng emphases, ELITE develops the whole engineer through courses in leadership, business and more.


    Forensic Engineering (BME, CHE, CIVMIN, MIE, MSE)

    Gain specialized expertise applicable to enhance engineering investigation, including those involving accidents and failures causing injury and financial loss.


    Identity, Privacy and Security (ECE)

    Created by the Identity, Privacy and Security Institute, this emphasis focuses on interdisciplinary education in security technologies.


    Robotics (AER, ECE, MIE)

    Developed by the Robotics Institute, this emphasis explores the development of smart and high-performance systems, including Control Systems, Dynamics and Modelling.


    Sustainable Energy (AER, CHE, CIVMIN, MIE, MSE)

    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.


    Waterpower (CIVMIN, MIE)

    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.

    Course Selection Samples for Popular Emphases

    Below are course selection examples for popular emphases. Please note that many possible course combinations are not reflected.

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