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mechanical and industrial engineering

PhD Program

 Year I

 Fall 2 or 3 courses
 Winter 2 or 3 courses
 Spring Preparation for PhD Candidacy Exam

 Year II

 Fall PhD Candidacy Exam
 Winter PhD Dissertation Research
 Spring PhD Dissertation Research

 Program Regulations

 Minimum length of time to
 complete degree

24 months
(6 academic terms)

 Maximum length of time to
 complete degree

6 calendar years

 Year III

 Fall PhD Dissertation Research Seminar
 Winter PhD Dissertation Research
 Spring PhD Dissertation Research

 Year IV

 Fall PhD Dissertation Research Seminar
 Winter PhD Dissertation Research
 Spring Dissertation Defense

The PhD postgraduate program requires the successful completion of:

  • four one-term graduate courses
  • pass a qualifying/candidacy examination (for more information please refer to the PhD Candidacy Examination Guide [PDF])
  • a dissertation based on original research. 
  • The supervisor must approve both the course selections and the dissertation research proposal submitted in writing by the student. 
  • With the approval of the supervisor, one of the four courses may be the directed studies course (ME8135), normally conducted by the supervisor.
  • The student's supervisor, after consultation with the student, will recommend to the Program Director the appointment of a Supervisory Committee. 
  • Within 20 months of initial registration, every student in the PhD program will undertake an oral and written candidacy examination. The core aspect of the program is the successful defence of the doctoral dissertation at both Program and School of Graduate Studies oral examinations.