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Department of Mechanical Engineering

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General Contact: engr-me-grad.inquiries@usask.ca

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
57 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A9

Mechanical Engineering

The department offers Master of Science (M.Sc.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree programs, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma (P.G.D.) program.  In the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, graduate students complete course work and a project, while P.G.D. students complete course work only.  All graduate programs are conducted under the supervision of a faculty member.  Graduate student enrollment is approximately 80 students, and about half of our students are enrolled in the Ph.D. program.

Faculty members pursue research in six broad areas of mechanical engineering:

  • advanced engineering design and manufacturing
  • applied mechanics and machine design
  • bioengineering
  • control systems, robotics and fluid power
  • fluid dynamics, thermal sciences and energy
  • materials science and metallurgy

Research programs range from fundamental investigations intended to advance theoretical understanding to practical studies intended to solve current industrial and environmental problems.  A significant number of research projects involve industrial partners who provide funding, expertise, and access to special research facilities.

The department is home to Canada Research Chairs in Nanoengineering Coating Technologies and Energy and Advanced Materials.  The department has well equipped laboratories, which include facilities that are among the very best of their kind in Canada.  Research is also conducted on campus at a number of other facilities, including the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre and the Canadian Light Source, Canada's national synchrotron research facility.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the admission requirements given below for each graduate degree program, students cannot be admitted to any graduate degree program in Mechanical Engineering unless a faculty member agrees to supervise their program.  Applications received by the department are circulated to faculty members in the applicant's identified research areas of interest.  Students are also encouraged to visit our department website before applying for detailed information on faculty in our department and their research interests, and to contact faculty who they may be interested in working with.

Students must apply online through the College of Graduate Studies and Research.  As well as the information requested in the on-line application, students must email the following information to the department at engr-me-grad.inquiries@usask.ca:

  • A statement of research interests (pdf. file preferred)
  • A curriculum vitae or resume (pdf. file preferred)

All students must provide complete and official academic transcripts (including, where necessary, a certified English translation) of all university work to date.  All transcripts must be received by the department in envelopes that have been sealed by the issuing institution.

International students must provide proof of English proficiency.  Note that students must meet the minimum English proficiency requirements before the department will recommend them for admission into the College of Graduate Studies and Research.  Applicants that only meet the remedial minimum test scores will not be recommended for admission. 

Transcripts and English language test scores should be mailed to:

Graduate Admissions

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Saskatchewan

57 Campus Drive

Saskatoon SK, Canada S7N 5A9

FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS

M.Sc. and Ph.D. students are eligible for financial support in the form of research assistantships or fellowships, as well as teaching assistantships.  The department and university also offer a number of graduate student scholarships.  Students do not apply directly for these scholarships, but are nominated by their prospective supervisor.

M.Eng. and P.G.D. students are not eligible for financial support.

CAREER PATH

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program have found that completing a graduate program has enhanced their research, communications and engineering problem-solving skills.  This has opened up new career opportunities and increased their mobility, allowing graduates of our program to find positions in industry, universities and government and research organizations across Canada and around the world.

 

For admission and degree requirements, please see  the University Catalogue.

P.G.D. +

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A four-year Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in a field related to Mechanical Engineering
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 65% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the final two years (e.g. 60 credit units) of the undergraduate program.
  • Language Proficiency Requirements: For International applicants whose first language is not English, English language proficiency is required as per College of Graduate Studies and Research Regulations 

M.Eng. +

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A four-year honors degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in a field related to Mechanical Engineering
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (or U of S grade system equivalent) in the final two years (i.e. 60 credit units).
  • Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study and research.
  • Language Proficiency Requirements: For International applicants whose first language is not English, English language proficiency is required as per College of Graduate Studies and Research Regulations 

M.Sc. +

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A four-year honors Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in a field related to Mechanical Engineering
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the final two years (e.g. 60 credit units).
  • Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study and research.
  • Language Proficiency Requirements: For International applicants whose first language is not English, English language proficiency is required as per College of Graduate Studies and Research Regulations 

Ph.D. +

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A Master's degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in a field related to Mechanical Engineering
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. coursework required in Master's program).
  • Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study, and research.
  • Language Proficiency Requirements: For International applicants whose first language is not English, English language proficiency is required as per College of Graduate Studies and Research Regulations