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Graduate Studies Programs of Study Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Mechanical and Materials Engineering


Deluzio, K.
Associate Head
Mechefske, C.

Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Ciccarelli, G2. (Fall 2016 term)

Acting Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Li, Q. (Winter 2017 term)

M.Eng. Coordinator
Matovic, M.D.

Anderson, R.J., Birk, A.M.,†Bryant, J.T., Ciccarelli, G.2,†Daymond, M., Deluzio, K., Dumas, G.A., Jeswiet, J., Krstic, V.D., Mechefske, C., Notash, L., Pharoah, J.G.1,†Pilkey, A.K., Piomelli, U., Pollard, A.,†Strong, D.S., Surgenor, B.W.1
Associate Professor
Diak, B.,†Harrison, S.J., Kim, I.-Y.,†Lai, Y., Li, Q.,Sellens, R.W., Shirkhanzadeh, M., Yao, Z., Zak, G.
Assistant Professor
Davies, T.C.,††Matovic, M.D.,†Rainbow, M.J., Rival, D.E.
Professor Emeritus
Boyd, J.D., Cameron, J., Holt, R., McGeachy, J.D., Mulvenna, C., Oosthuizen, P.H., Saimoto, S., Smith, R.W., Wyss, U.P.
Barz, D.P.J., Daneshmend, L.K., Ellis, R.E., Fichtinger, G., Giacomin, A.J., Marshall, J., Peppley, B., Strong, D., Wu, X.
1†On Leave 2016-17
2 On Leave Winter 2017

Departmental Facilities The facilities are subject to frequent review to meet the requirements of the department's commitment to teaching and research. A range of computing facilities is available for laboratory and course work use. A large shop contains advanced machining and welding equipment for instruction and apparatus construction.
Financial Assistance
The Department attempts to ensure that students have sufficient financial support from scholarships, teaching and research assistantships to cover fees and minimum living expenses.
Holders of major scholarships or fellowships are usually encouraged by the donor and by the Department to obtain teaching experience, and thus augment their income with teaching assistantships.
Fields of Research
The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering has concentrated its research in four fields which are recognized by the Engineering Profession as components of Mechanical Engineering: Biomechanical Engineering, Energy and Fluid Systems, Manufacturing and Dynamic Systems, and Materials Engineering.
Materials Science and Technology
The Department cooperates with the Departments of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy,†in offering courses and research projects to students wishing to concentrate in materials science and technology. Students are registered for M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in one of the†five departments and are encouraged to take relevant courses from the others.
Programs of Study Applicants are accepted under the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.
MASTER OF APPLIED SCIENCE (M.A.Sc.) The minimum requirements for the M.A.Sc. are four term-length graduate†courses or their equivalent plus a satisfactory thesis successfully defended. One term length senior (400-series) undergraduate course may be accepted as the equivalent of†a graduate course from any discipline for an M.A.Sc. student provided that
a) the course is approved by the student's supervisor and
b) the student has not received credit for a similar course in their†Bachelor's program.
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (M.ENG.) The requirements for the M.Eng. are 8 term length courses.† At least 4 term length courses must be taken from the department in which the student is registered and be entered as primary on the registration form. A maximum of 2 term length 400 series courses may be taken provided that
a) the courses are approved by the student's supervisor or graduate coordinator and
b) the student has not received credit for similar courses in their Bachelor's program.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY The minimum requirements, beyond the Master's Degree, are a minimum of four term length graduate level courses (or equivalent)†plus a satisfactory thesis, successfully defended.
Seminars As part of the†M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, full-time students are required to take the appropriate seminar course, either MECH-897 or MECH-997.
ADMI Program (Advanced Design and Manufacturing Institute) Note: Admission to the Masterís Degree program in the Advanced Design and Manufacturing Institute (ADMI), Queen's University, is temporarily suspended.

Queen's University offers a Masterís Degree program in Design and Manufacturing collaboratively with McMaster University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Western Ontario. This group forms the Advanced Design and Manufacturing Institute (ADMI). The resources of the partner universities and industry provide participants with access to an integrated program of world-class technology, expertise and academic training, combined with innovative technology applications, experiences and business practices from some of Canada's leading companies. Students register at the university of their choice and receive a Master's degree after completing ten courses. Each graduate course is presented in two four-day modules (Thursday to Sunday inclusive) separated by a four to six week period. For further details, and a complete list of courses offered by all the partner universities, visit the ADMI website at
UNENE Program (University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering) The UNENE program is a graduate studies program approved†by the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies. It is a joint course-based Master's of Engineering program in Nuclear Engineering offered by McMaster, Waterloo, Western and Queen's universities. †Students can register for a variety of courses in areas fundamental to nuclear power plant design, operation and safety and the technologies of industries which use nuclear techniques. The program provides an overview of the fundamentals in many nuclear topic areas. To register for UNENE courses a student must be registered as a graduate student at one of the participating UNENE universities. The UNENE program is presented by these universities and other Ontario and Canadian universities that participate by providing courses and instructors. A graduate student registered in a UNENE university is eligible to take all the courses in the UNENE program and be credited for them at the university where the student is registered. †The requirement for a Master's of Engineering degree is ten UNENE courses or eight courses and an industrial project.
Graduate Studies Programs of Study Mechanical and Materials Engineering
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